a very cheap RV.. to cheap??

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  1. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

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    As a lot will know my RV is on a number of sites for sale from Ebay to PreLoved to Friday add and also Gumtree.

    This morning I decided to change the advert to just reflect the RV at £22,500 with the goodies all removed.. took a fair bit of edit work, but it is now done.

    So I check my work and all OK... I look at Gumtree and look for my advert.. no trouble.. however I find a similar size RV that is a 2003 with 40k miles and a slide out.. B class .. at just over £6k:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

    is this for real I ask myself... £20k would be about right.. but £6k ... as it is not on an auction site it leads me to ask why? and again why?

    I sent the person advertising it and asked why it was so cheap and what was wrong with it.. but no answer.

    Is it some form of rip off I do not know?

    Bob
     
  2. Destination Unknown

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    Good chance to be.
    There was a Winnie on ebay as a buy it now 4k and a bit. You had to mail him before bidding or buy now.
    lasted a few hours then ebay took it off.
    Scam many of us thought.
     
  3. slobadoberbob

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    yes I can see it if it was Ebay

    I would feel the same if it was on ebay.. but this is Gumtree and that means the deal has to be done direct... Perhaps it is not his RV? did not get a response to my email... but it is way way to cheap for a 2003 ...

    Bob
     
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    Could be the value as scrap? :Wink:
     
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    Good looking rig, a bargain at £6200, but not as nice as yours Bob.

    LEXINGTON GRAND TOURING AMERICAN RV MOTORHOME 2003 for £6,200

    And it doesn't have all the bits with it...........keep on Truckin' Bob
    :thumb:
     
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    just my penyworth Bob

    I would drop this header.. puts doubts into a buyers mind

    and also the PX bit option at the end .. makes you sound like a dodgy dealer
     
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  7. slobadoberbob

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    thanks for the advice

    Thanks for the advice....

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    Bob, lots of Gumtree vehicle scams out there.........VW camper vans are also big time scam numbers being offered on Gumtree and Autotrader, as well as ebay and other places........

    usually ends up the seller is "out the country" qand needs an urgent sale at a knockdown price - you are then asked to pay via a third party "safe" place, called escrow and are directed to a dodgy website set up in 10 minutes by the thieves who grab the money via Western Union etc and bye bye money..........

    Also via Gumtree, a buyer has arrived to purchase a "bargain" vehicle, cash in hand, only to be attacked by the thugs waiting for him and the money taken by force - no vehicle ever existed.

    If its a crazy low price, it usually is far too good to be true.......
     
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    Bob, I have just sold my Winnebago, and it had been for sale for about a year.
    Loosely advertised at first, then e-bay, pistonheads, local free web sites, forums, and even sending a pm to persons on the forums looking to buy, and all to no avail.
    I had penniless millionaires come for a look, i had the usual nosey parkers, people offering 2/3rds of the asking price, people wanting to exchange old and worn out euroboxes, people who would buy(once they had sold theirs), even someone told me quite adamantly that the bottom was about to fall out of the RV market and if i didn't sell soon i would never get rid of it! i had to stay focussed and not be swayed.
    I wasn't in a rush to sell, so i could hold on.
    Eventually it went to a chap who lives less than a mile from me, just because he saw me cleaning the RV at the storage facility.

    So, stick by your guns, and bide your time(if you can), and it will sell, you know what it is worth, and you know what you will take for it.
    Patience, Bob, patience.

    Good luck,

    Craig
     
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    There seems to be a lot of spoof adverts on Gumtree. I have no idea why they put them on but it must entertain the poster somehow.
    I recently replyed to a ad for a surfboard. It sold on ebay for £226 a week later a copy of the ad appeared on gumtree selling it for £100. I sent a email saying I was interested but never got a reply. I have noticed similar things over the past few months.
    It is aways ads without a phone number.


    Andy
     
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    a cynical person might think its a marketing tool by gumtree, trying to make it look like real bargains can be bought using their website. thats why you never get a reply from emails sent
     
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    I saw a lateish low miles S320CDI Mercedes on Gumtree, far too cheap for year and miles'

    some form of scam no doubt.

    Peter
     
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    Been very surprised at the number of cheap RV's that I've seen lately!
    Has the bottom dropped?
    I wouldn't buy one 'cause I think that it would cost us too much to run (being poor as we are!) but many of the adds out there seem very attractive if you approach the research correctly.
     
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    What? WHAT??? 6 grand, PX ? wonder if they'd take a well used Picasso Station Wagon with 60000 miles , that way I'd have a M/H for each foot:BigGrin:
     
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    Scam dev a scam!!!.
     
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