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Old 01-23-2013, 07:49 AM   #11
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Ebay, one thing to know, just like on any forum if you are a newbie poster/seller and you don't have any history for others to read, then you may not receive much consideration.
Mike's new toy is a golf cart he's been refurbishing so we have some parts - maybe we should start with those and work our way up!
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:54 AM   #12
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If there is "oilfield" drilling activity in your area, contact the "tool pusher" for a drilling rig. They have started placing campers on the drilling sites for the crews to utilize. The drilling company have lots of money and will not haggle. Shorty
You know, this is an interesting option and one that wouldn't have crossed my radar. This may sound really silly but it would almost make me sad. I would like to find someone who will take care of it and get many years of enjoyment from camping. Thanks Shorty - we'll have to keep this one in mind!
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:54 PM   #13
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If you decide to try ebay:

List your reserve at the least amount of money you will accept. Take plenty of pictures and be honest in your description. That is the best advice. Always note that the vehicle is for sale in other venues and that the auction can end early if the vehicle is no longer available.

Set your deposit low because PayPal takes a percentage. I would do no more than $500 deposit within 24 hrs and the rest payable in 7 days. Sometimes you need to work with the seller for pickup.

Don't sign the title over until you are satisfied that all funds have cleared.

As I noted earlier the motorhome and Geo sold quickly. On the Geo I had a buy it now option. It sold too quickly; in less than an hour. That means I didn't ask enough. I bought it for $3300, kept it 10 years and sold it for $2300 plus an extra $100 for the tow bar, so I think I did well.

Ebay offers the maximum exposure for the money.

I did list my old Dodge 440 pickup on ebay an had a no contact winning bidder, but that can happen.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:51 PM   #14
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I have never sold a motor vehicle or camper on ebay, but have been a seller of lots of smaller items on ebay since 1999. As Healthi mentioned above, most buyers look carefully at the seller's reputation before placing a bid. On ebay, this is called Feedback, where previous buyers and sellers rate their past transactions with you. If you don't have much feedback, many buyers will move on.

I have experienced a number of my items that received no bids over the last couple of months, when by all rights they should have received bids, based on low starting prices and past experience. So I have concluded that the economy is so poor at the moment, and with many new and increased taxes are showing up, folks are just not buying in the "normal" numbers.

Therefore, if you are serious about putting your camper up for auction on ebay, I would suggest that you wait a few months, and in the meantime, start selling small items on ebay to build up your positive feedback score. IMO, if you could get at least 25 or 30 positive feedbacks, with no negatives or neutrals, that would increase your chances of getting bids on your camper in the spring. You can avoid negative or neutral feedback by being totally honest in your item descriptions, mentioning even the smallest defects, and making sure that your items are packaged well and shipped promptly after receiving payment.

Another suggestion is that you establish an account with PayPal when you start selling on ebay, if you don't already have one. This will simplify payment for your items by the buyer.

Hope this helps you. Good luck in selling your Eagle.
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I sold my last TT on Craigslist within a week. I did list on e-bay as well which did obtain interest. You can list on e-bay and sell private outside them. Just list is as a as a I agree that the time of year is difficult and interest is very low. When I did sell my unit I did 2 things. 1st look at the NADA retail values and take the lowest number into consideration. 2nd was ask the dealer what the trade in value was against a new purchase. I took the sales tax savings(may not apply to you) and added it to the trade in and then split the difference between low retail and that number. That price should be very attractive to a buyer based on the age of your unit.

People want to save but buying from a dealer gives them piece of mind and someone to deal with on potential issues. In most cases a private sale only carries a taillight guarantee at best which is why you can't get the same price in most cases.

I know its a bad time of year to do so but make it very clean and have a lot of pictures to either send and list with. The more the better from a buyers perspective.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:30 AM   #16
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Thank you all very much for the great ideas! We will keep at it and wish for the best. The Ebay help is much appreciated so we'll see how it goes!
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I had an RV dealership sell my trailer on consignment.

They sold it within a week and for more than my asking price.

Contact me for details on setting up a consignment sale with a dealer.
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