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Old 07-14-2016, 11:23 AM   #15
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Hand in there it will eventually work.

The adds all get approved at the same time so that's how come they are clumped together like that.

I suggested a mod contacting the SELLER (by the required forum method) FIRST to see if they respond to that then they can post the add.

Most just forget to log back in and check and many forget to cancel their add.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:23 AM   #16
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Sorry...hang in there....not hand.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:27 AM   #17
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A lot of times the trailers are sold and the poster has not indicated or cancelled the ad. That is a big reason why you don't get responses.

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Old 07-14-2016, 11:38 AM   #18
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Craigslist is a good place to shop. Just be careful, Airstreams seem to be one of he preferred big shiny lures for scammers who are only after your email for spam.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:44 AM   #19
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:52 AM   #20
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A lot of times the trailers are sold and the poster has not indicated or cancelled the ad. That is a big reason why you don't get responses.

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Jack,

That brings up another question:

Why can't I delete an add I placed. (If I can I can't figure out how).

I marked it sold, However all my contact information still shows up. I edited it all out piece by piece, but I prefer the add would be gone completely.

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Old 07-14-2016, 12:06 PM   #21
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Ken, in actuality the ads are self deleting based on time. What sellers should do is indicate that the trailer is sold. That unfortunately isn't always done, leading to the stale listings. You will notice that the ads indicate a listed date and the time left for the listing.

I'm sure the reasoning for the lack of an instant deletion feature is the limitations imposed by the software that is used for this section of the forum. Your solution is probably the best that can be done at this time.

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The response rate for the listing on this forum is very low; no idea why.
Perhaps the lister isn't really interested in selling the rig, or they're challenged by the technology, simple as it is; many of the posted photos are sideways or upside down.
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Yes, it's not like much anything else I've ever bought.
You certainly would be hard pressed to want to go camping this week and buy one.

I was looking for a mid to late 50's model less than 20' and after a year or so bought one for too much and am still working on it 1 1/2 years later.

As soon as I bought it I saw two other way better deals...
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I found several in the classifieds. Called and wanted to look at one with full intention of purchasing it but the seller could not work out a time for me to see it. I got impatient as it was just what I wanted. Price was right, pictures looked great, size 23 ft was what I wanted. Just needed to see it.
The second was a 2015 Flying Cloud 25 FB, 50 miles away. The price was more than I wanted to spend but I wanted to see it if just for my knowledge of the Airstream. The seller was easy and accommodating to work with. I purchased it and now am very happy the first classified did not work out.
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Old 07-14-2016, 12:42 PM   #25
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There are several issues that contribute to the Classifieds experience. Clearly it's not a perfect system, but there are drawbacks to nearly any system, and significantly more drawbacks to most FREE systems.

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Jack,

That brings up another question:

Why can't I delete an add I placed. (If I can I can't figure out how).

I marked it sold, However all my contact information still shows up. I edited it all out piece by piece, but I prefer the add would be gone completely.

Ken
When you mark an ad Sold, the "Contact Seller" dialog goes away but it seems that the phone # field does not get hidden, and I think that should be hidden. I'll bring that up with the site owner and the programmer. We don't recommend including more contact information in the text of the ad rather than in the dedicated fields for it (Phone #, city, etc.)

One reason that ads don't get deleted when you click "Sold" is that it's useful for sold ads to remain visible for buyers to get a feel for the market. Obviously one can't be sure the unit sold for the asking price, but having an idea of what moves to Sold and what stays on the market may be helpful to a buyer. It would be more helpful if sellers more consistently marked the ad Sold when it does sell.

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Were the three Airforums ads from actual active members or from people who signed up just to place an ad? Getting no response is all to common here from non active members. This site has no requirements to post. Because of this we get all kinds of scammers.
We review ads pretty heavily based on a set of criteria that we do not publicize, because knowing the criteria would be useful to scammers. Because we review many of the ads, we're volunteers and we're not a 24x7 shift-oriented moderating team, ads very often get reviewed and approved in batches. The publication time is NOT necessarily the submission time of the ads, and we do watch for things like who the submitters of various ads are. If you feel like you see a scam ad, by all means report it using the "Report this ad" button present on each ad. Please note that it's not really possible for someone to scam you if they're not responding to you, a seller not answering his or her email does not mean they're a scammer, it means they're not a very good seller.

As to requirements that sellers be longer-term participating members of AIRForums, I can tell you that we have many members who've been members for a long time but don't have many posts, and they login fairly regularly and read what others have posted. An arbitrary minimum post limit would be bad for them, just as an example. Also, when I'm in the market to buy something I like to see lots of choices (in vendor, product or both.) I'd prefer to see the units offered by someone who doesn't happen to be an active AIRForums member in addition to units sold by long-time members, and all other things being equal I'd probably be more interested in a trailer owned and maintained by an active AIRForums member but more selection is generally better than less.
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:14 PM   #26
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I placed an ad in classified here. My phone started ringing immediately and I sold it in 6hrs,sight unseen! Should of upped the price I guess
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:21 PM   #27
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Ditto on this. I scoured Forums Classifieds for a good six months before our "right" AS came along and it ended up only being 40 minutes from home. So if you really want an AS, hang in there.

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use allofcraigs and do a search in each part of the county
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