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Old 12-14-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
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I have found a 2006 Bambi Safari 19' located in Ohio. The asking price is $2800 delivered to my home in Mississippi. The owner says that he just wants to get rid of it quickly, explaining the low price. From the limited pictures I have seen it looks to be in clean shape, no major dinks or dings, owner says all systems work fine, with no issues. I have asked him to send me more detailed pictures of the interior and exterior. My problem is that the price just seems almost too good to be true, which makes me think that it might just be. Opinions would be appreciated.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:19 PM   #2
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Your right, it does sound to good ro be true. I would be very careful about giving out any personal info.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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So far only name and email address. Waiting to see what his next response is. Might just be a typical Craigslist ripoff attempt.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:34 PM   #4
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$2800 for a 2006 Bambi, it has got to be a con or stolen or both. Be very, very careful. Like Streamrollin said, "if it sounds too good.........."
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:04 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Forums, AWCHEIF...

RED FLAG: $2800 is way, way, WAY underpriced... Something smells....like a scam.
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I'd stop all contact. Nothing good can come from this. $2800 try 28000
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:17 PM   #7
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Don't even respond. Its part of the scam/virus/process. Craigslist is notorious for the same thin.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:01 PM   #8
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Thanks folks, I am done with this guy before it gets nasty. Still debating if I should report the ad to Craigslist or if they even care.
I am still at the very early learning stage about all things Airstream. I will take this as a lesson learned. If it was a local seller I could go check it out, but traveling to Ohio right now is not going to happen. Somewhere out there is a Bambi with my name on it. I will just keep on looking and learning.

*Just had a thought, I wonder if we have any members in the Cincinnati area that could take a look at it. I would like to know for sure that it is a scam.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:05 PM   #9
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Good decision. You won't regret walking away, and you are right ... YOUR Bambi will present itself in "the fullness of time." You are far better off seeing any rig first-hand before you put your hard-earned money down. Keep the faith and good luck in your quest for aluminum.
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:35 PM   #10
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The same ad ( 19' '06 Bambi for $2800) showed up on Craigslist in Orlando, and no doubt in other places around the country. It's a 100% scam. What they're looking for is your bank/credit card information. Stay far, far away.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:04 AM   #11
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Latest from "Mike" is that his wife died two months ago, the money is for a birthday present (car) for his daughter and the payment is to be handled thru Yahoo Auto. I asked for some very specific information and photos from him. I don't think that I will be hearing anything else back. This has been interesting and my first expericence with anything dealing with Craigslist. Actually a pretty good learning experience.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:15 AM   #12
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AWCHIEF $2800 Bambi

Yes this is definitely a scam....Are you looking for a nice Bambi?? I have a 2002 sitting at North Dallas RV...being repaired....tire problem messed up the aluminum around the wheel well...going to sell for around $23,000, special made trailer, 3 awnings...Contact me if you are interested...

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Old 12-16-2011, 08:38 AM   #13
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Update: I reported the ad to Craigslist as being a possible scam and it has now been removed from the Gulfport, MS listing and of course I have not heard anything back from the seller.
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Same ad was in St. Louis Craigslist...considering I paid about that for my 78 Safari I knew it was a scam or they had left a 0 off the price.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:20 AM   #15
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I contacted the admin of Craigslist and they found the ad posted 37 different locations. They are in the process of removing them. If anyone else comes across a similar worded ad please report it as a scam.
I am sure the scammer will just repost them with different information and locations. Someone is going to a lot of trouble looking for that one sucker to take them up on the deal "too good to be true".
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:50 AM   #16
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Same scam on 34 footer

I saw that Bambi and flagged it for a month. Now I see they have the same scam on a triple axle with slide out. Only $8000!!! Get real
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:22 AM   #17
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I just wanted to play along with something similar to your question and mine sounded like it was taken from the same Scam Book. These guys are all over the place. They are posting on several city locations in the Craigslist listings. It is getting to the point that it is hard to trust anyone anymore. I purchased a 2006 Bambi 19' SE off of E-bay from an individual that lives in Florida and the trailer was at his fathers in North Carolina. I carefully went through with the deal and it wound up being a very enjoyable and beneficial experiencs. So, honesty is still alive, just be creful. Tom
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:42 AM   #18
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$2800 lol more than scam. What can you buy for that kind money maybe little dental work that's it. Add zero on end
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #19
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I would bet ya that if I sent a picture of the "Bambi," I was looking at, it would be the same one. I knew it was a scam so thought I would play along with it to find out what gimics they were using. I emailed the poster and told them I would drive to Ohio to save them the shipping costs. Impossible, I was told. Anyway, please, please, be careful because they are everywhere. I would say that this forum would be the safest place to look and I would still be careful. Dealers are reliable (normally). I purchased mine from E-bay and got a teriffic deal on a 2006 Bambi 19" SE, fully equipped, used once (the tires still have the rubber nubs, electronics still in the packages). Good luck and we "both" are going to meet a bunch of great people, I can assure you.
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