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Old 02-08-2005, 01:29 PM   #29
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Bidding gets curiouser

Today the top bid is down to $1,125. The previous oddly high $4999 bid (odd to me, anyway) has been cancelled.

Now the seller knows that the current high bidder dropped out at $1700, and no one promptly stepped forward to beat the perhaps one-dollar-over-reserve high bid of yesterday. My suspicions are fueled, and I will keep an eye on this one, for my amusement only.
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Old 02-08-2005, 01:42 PM   #30
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Seems to me if he would invest another $5600 in it he could sell the $45,000 trailer much more easily than what he is trying now.

The $4999 bidder probably came here and saw this thread.

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Old 02-08-2005, 01:57 PM   #31
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Well, I can't say I know that is wrong...

I merely find it slightly suspicious, nothing more, that a bidder just exceeded the reserve (I think), wasn't followed in 20 hours, and then retracted the bid.

There is also a zero-feedback kook in this auction history that has an odd record too. I can't say for sure what that might mean, either.

None of this is proof of improper manipulation of the auction, it is just an interesting thing to watch play out. Personally, I have no desire to own the coach; it is just too far gone for me and I don't need another "parts" anything. I wonder what the true market value is, and wonder if an online auction will establish it fairly.
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:44 PM   #32
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Angry I was born at night...

.... but I wasn't born LAST NIGHT.

We must all be watching this play out with the same sense of "can anyone really be that dumb?"

The man who has his burned out A/S for sale on this forum for $650 has a better grip on reality. It's also a reminder to do preventative maintenance on every propane appliance you own.

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Old 02-08-2005, 05:52 PM   #33
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heh heh

The guy who had zero feedback has a hx of "neutral" buys of either "his children bought it" and withdrew, or that he "didn't understand." This time he "didn't realize the amount entered." What a deadbeat.

I'd like to see what this one plays out for.
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:59 PM   #34
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would it be worth parting it out?

I am personally glad he did list this as a site to help repair it! I didn't know it was here!! Here is my question, we are restoring our 71 airstream and after camping in it all last summer we need ALL new appliances, fridge, water heater, furnace, and AC, so would it be worth to buy this crashed bambi for parts? Or should we just buy the major appliances at a rv parts store?
also can regular rv parts work in our airstream?
(we are kind of new at this!!)
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Old 02-08-2005, 06:17 PM   #35
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Like everything else on Ebay this trailer will go for way more than it is worth and the appliances may have damaged in crash.Better to buy new.
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Old 02-08-2005, 06:34 PM   #36
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we need ALL new appliances, fridge, water heater, furnace, and AC, so would it be worth to buy this crashed bambi for parts?
There are no Airstream specific appliances. Not all A/C units will fit your existing drain pan, but there are replacements available. If you want to gamble on used parts there are RV salvage yards around the country. They frequently have parts that are near new.

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Old 02-08-2005, 06:38 PM   #37
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I am personally glad he did list this as a site to help repair it! I didn't know it was here!! Here is my question, we are restoring our 71 airstream and after camping in it all last summer we need ALL new appliances, fridge, water heater, furnace, and AC, so would it be worth to buy this crashed bambi for parts? Or should we just buy the major appliances at a rv parts store?
also can regular rv parts work in our airstream?
(we are kind of new at this!!)
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Wendy,
Welcome to the board, you came to the right place for Airstream rehab information. I would not reccomend the purchase of this particular AS as a parts beast for your unit. For the most part regular RV appliances will work, but usually require some modification of the existing installation to work correctly. For example the current refridgerators need to have a 12volt feed to operate correctly, and most fridges the vintage of ours did not use 12 volt. The furnace was switched out in mine for a newer unit and they had to use part of the old housing to make the new housing work. Nothing that can't be done with a little research and ingenuity

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His reserve is probably more than the appliances would be new. From the looks of it the AC probably is shot (despite only needing a new cover), I would be leary of the frig. And you stil have to get it home and dispose of the rest. Buy new.

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I like how he says " if you are handy around the house, this is a no brainer". I've been into building for over thirty years and that includes building a Series111 Land Rover starting with nothing but the service manual and parts catalog and I wouldn,t touch it for $150.00. Anyone who thinks that they're going to end up with a new trailer needs a reality check.
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I'm reminded of the old saying:

"A fool and his money are soon parted!"
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Wow, to bad the winner didn't read this thread ! Maybe they will stumble across this site, after they realize what they REALLY got themselves into
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Heck, for $5k, if you're really interested in giving it a go, it's probably not a bad price. I thought for sure it would go for some crazy amount, but that's not too bad. The best of luck to them. I hope they do come by here. I'd love to hear how the resto goes, or if they're just going to part it out.
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