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Old 12-15-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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Are some classifieds misleading?

http://www.airforums.com/class...p?product=1276

Wow like a Bambi.
Can tow with a skateboard?
10 ply tires? Why?
Restored?
What a load.
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Old 12-15-2005, 12:57 PM   #2
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It's also currently on eBay, item # 4596804650, so you better hurry up and pay the $30,000.00 asking price before you are outbid!
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:10 PM   #3
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I have seen that toilet assembly somewhere before in an aircraft or boat...

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Old 12-15-2005, 02:10 PM   #4
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not misleading, more like exaggerated.
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Old 12-15-2005, 02:52 PM   #5
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Just one question- Why casino carpeting?
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Old 12-15-2005, 02:58 PM   #6
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ALL advertising is misleading. Just watch the evening news and all the drug commercials. Darol
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Old 12-15-2005, 04:18 PM   #7
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I think that trailer looks nice.
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Old 12-15-2005, 07:23 PM   #8
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I love ebay adds

I sometimes read the ebay adds just to get a good laugh. My favorite expression is, "it worked the last time we used it". I saw this add a few days ago and I love this statement: Inside the floor is missing in some small areas just forward of the entry way. You look at the picture and tell me about the "small area" of missing floor.
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Old 12-15-2005, 08:31 PM   #9
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My favorite line in a description is 'easy fix'. No, it's not! If it was easy YOU would have fixed it!
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Old 12-15-2005, 08:40 PM   #10
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Misleading Ads

Maybe This One Should Be Listed As A Fix-er-upper. Or Should This One Be Sold To The Guy Who Makes The End Cap Bars? Doesn't Look Good For Anything Else But Exterior Panels Or Scrap Aluminum!
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:30 PM   #11
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Some guy had an Airstream up on ebay a coupla months ago that really raised my hackles. He said something along the lines of "All the systems probably work, we just haven't plugged it in." I emailed him about how it was such a cute trailer but I wasn't an electrician & certainly didn't want to buy a trailer with serious electrical problems so could he please plug it in & check? He responded that he didn't have the time to "haul it to an RV campground" to check out the systems. And then he said that if I was REALLY concerned about such trivial things as electrical issues I should look elsewhere.

I should've at least offered to send him an extension cord that would reach as far as his garage.
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Isn't that the famous "sunken living area", thought that was popular back in te 70's.
Some might pay extra for that feature.
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Isn't that the famous "sunken living area", thought that was popular back in te 70's.
Some might pay extra for that feature.
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Absolutely! They're just re-arranging the floorplan so it can accomodate the brick fireplace! I put one in my '87 Burro... and other than having to calculate the center of gravity for tongue weight issues, it worked great! You do, of course have to crack a window for proper airflow through the flue... here's a photo of it installed!

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His educated guess of 1500 lbs is way off and could be dangerous. I have a '59 Traveler (not a Bambi) that weighs over 2800# ready to roll. Many smaller tow vehicles have limits at the 2000 lb mark.

The outside is shiney but I can't get past the circa 2005 water heater and refrigerator access doors ... hardly consistent with the '50s decor.

I don't begrudge the guy from making a buck off his work. I think that a more honest description and photos to back up the claims would go a long way to getting a sale closer to his high asking price, and more business in the future. Claiming a new sub-floor without any pictures of the process (huge undertaking) is questionable at best.

The same party is also advertising another "restored" airstream that still needs work.
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