Bob's latest marketing tactic

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Bryan, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Bryan

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    He's tried ebay...
    He's tried Gumtree...
    He's tried Preloved...
    He's tried Friday-ad...

    Now Bob is stepping it up a gear...

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  2. slobadoberbob

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    love it

    Love it:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    has bob tried offering a 1 month warranty or more. it will give the purchases time to see if its worth the money or a lemon lol:Smile: it usually works, as its alot of money to spend
     
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    No warranty needed...it's an RV :Wink::Rofl1:
     
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    A Lemon ? where has this guy come from?

    A Lemon???? where has this guy come from???:BigGrin:

    When was the last time you sold a vehicle and gave a warranty to a buyer?

    As said by Bryan (previous post) this is an RV...... less than 20k miles on the clock... passed all it's UK mot's with no advisories.

    Maintained regardless of costs..... has 2 A4 folders of UK history of the work and parts fitted.

    Full service history.. with all receipts. This baby is so well looked after (as those that know it and have seen it - MHF members - know everything works. Even had a cooker switch arrived ordered since it was put on sale.. nothing but nothing does not work.

    RV's are not Lemons... they are built to a standard not a cost. :Wink:

    Yes, I would agree if you have to worry about what it costs to run a motor home, then an RV is not for you.

    If you care to read the advert on ebay.... ebay number 180978199155 you will see I actually say if you have to question the running costs then an RV is not for you. I am sorry to say, and I do not intend to sound pompous or up set anyone ... RV owners tend to be able to afford them. Running costs are not the issues. Also please not this RV has less then 20k on the clock and is as new. What Lemon... what warranty... boy that is a new one on me.

    Anyone else every heard of this?:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Bob:Blush:
     
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    Now look what you have done :RollEyes:.
     
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    This is his next outfit

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMTs1eRLXis&feature=related[/ame]
     
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    Bob,just a thought for you,Perhaps your over advertising,it sound's agood buy, and perhaps thats the reason it has not sold,try the more gentle approuch,it works for me,you see,you come you like you buy,job done, and this is NO dissrespect to you,cheers Alf,
     
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    Theres a lot to be said for what you say. Hard selling puts people off in my opinion. It makes people think they are being pushed into things and they put the brakes on. Thats human nature. Having said that I cant understand why its not sold. Its now at the right money. The only thing that I can think of is that MOST people buying ANY RV expect a fixed bed. Thats why MOST people buy an RV as opposed to a European. I have no doubts it will find a new owner soon. Just be a little more patient Bob. Oh I thought that a good idea from Peter at Johns Cross.
     
  10. slobadoberbob

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    Taking it out for a run in a moment

    I am about to fire it up and take it for a run down the duel carriageway to blast the cobwebs out.... like to keep it on top form.

    Noted what everyone says, but the advert as it is tells everyone what they get.

    The beds are easy to make, we use the pre made bedding rolled up.. two minutes.. memory foam mattress and covers and quilt all in one. The settee bed is a rock and roll and those that have them know how easy they are to flip from settee to a flat bed.. and at 6'6" x 5' they are big... the dinette is an easy drop and slot.. there is just the two base sections and two backs (to form the mattress) then the all in one is put on.... we have one bed each... so bags of room and easy to use.

    You have to weigh off the advantages of the european size motor home of 23'6" compared to a 30' plus RV (and the parking issues) .. being 23' something those parking issues do not happen. But then you do not get a fixed bed. Horses for courses.

    The RV is priced low.. not silly low.. but given the spec, age, mileage etc., it is a very cheap vehicle and extremely well appointed and loads of goodies.

    I am fortunate enough that I am not in a forced sale position.. when it goes it goes.

    Going back to Peters kind offer at John Cross. Firstly it is a commercial offer so he gets a commission (have not discussed the rate).... have had that offer from a number of companies. My concern with the offer from Peter was that in the not so distant past he had a lot of cats stolen of his motor homes on the forecourt. As I have to insure the RV while it is there It would be my risk as I would not be keeping it at the insured address and the insurance company would not pay out for the cat. Given they are £1k I do not want to risk it. My home address is secure. OK I will not get the foot fall traffic, I do feel it is a bit safer... plus I have a directional floor alarm fitted from the building (Have done for the past 18 months)... but it was a kind offer from peter and I acknowledge that and I am sure he understands what I am saying.

    Anyway.. off to take it for it's run out while it is dry and sunny.

    Bob
     
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    Lemon... That's partly down to you...

    If anyone looks at the 'history' of the RV online, they will read about all the issues that you have had, slideout, brakes, puncture etc.

    All the bits that you have put on, taken off, size etc etc, add to that you are talking of a 7 year old RV that has done less than 20k, so thats only 2,857 miles pa.

    The 'I wont sell below' £x then a change in price etc..

    Any punter can and may be reading all this and wonder if its worth it, why you have had to add all these bits, then take them off, then its on a number of different sites for sale...

    I am not convinced by the photographs, the Willie Nelson poster, the pull out showing all the food, the American Flag bedding etc. The clutter on the dashboard. The mags in the rack, the bottles of booze.
    It looks like its being currently used and not for sale.

    Just my thought.
     
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    I reckon i know why it isn't selling.

    it's too small !

    I would say most folks looking for an RV would be looking at 30ft plus.
    although it's a much better spec, at 23 (and a bit) ft it's no bigger than most Euroboxs and a fair bit smaller than some.
     
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    Well spotted Bryan :thumb:
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    what I hate about RV's

    Well I know shifty has been looking at it:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    My heading is what I hate about RV's... yes I said that......

    I went out and started her up.. note it is a her... no problems... but I needed to bring the blinds up so I can get a better view of the road as I back off the drive.. Camera only picks up so much as does the various mirrors.. so I swivel the head and look back through the offside habitation window.... but I need to raise the night blinds and the day blinds....


    Ping.... one of the cords snapped... OK we get it up so I can do the run... which was rather nice actually.

    So back home and strip the blind down... 10 screw and one clip sprung later I have the blind out.... paste table up and then get a repair kit (always carry one in stock) .. a lot of swearing and pushing and pulling the new cable is in place.. then it is back on to the RV and reverse instal; l then tension up the cables.. always the worse bit fine tuning them so everything stays in place open or shut....

    So yes even I have a pet hate on an RV.....

    For Shiffty.... I like Willie Nelson.. who knows the next owner might.. if not he can take it down.... the shot of the bedding was done on purpose to show one of the two double beds.... as for the wine rack... again we took the photo with the wine on board.. now off. But does show the wine rack.

    As for things that go wrong... well all vehicle need care and attention.. an RV is no different. I have a couple of ring binders A4 that lists all I have done on the RV.. I do not bodge or hide facts. The new owner can see what was an issue and when.

    Perhaps the only fault is the low mileage as the RV is not used in the winter months. but then if it had 40K miles you would say that is to much.. as we see from the posts 23' is now to small... there is always a lot of comment on the RV as we can see from the posts Shiffty. everyone including yourself have a view and I read those views with interest...:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: does not mean I accept them all. But it makes for the colourful life of MHF.:Smile:

    I very much doubt that any MHF member will buy the RV... while we that post on here think the world of it (as I do).. there are thousands out there that have never heard of it. If a MHF person was interested then they will know just how well pampered the Winnebago is. :Blush:Otherwise a buyer will have to read the ring binders to catch up on all the work that has been done to keep it in top nick and on the road. The window blind is a fairly normal thing on an RV and if you were to read RVOC you would find it has been a topic many many times. We all curse when they break a cord.. but that is part of the life of owning an RV.

    Bob:Wink:
     
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    Sometimes LESS is MORE..
     
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    Bob, are there no trade in possibilities?
     
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    Like hundreds of other funsters I have been watching Bob's trials and tribulations with his sale.I couldn't agree with pappajohn more , it is to small !
    Whilst most of us would love a RV many, like me are put off by the 'Americana' shown in the photographs,clutter free photos are a must so that potential buyers can imagine thier own stamp on the vehicle , Any way keep going Bob ,best ok luck:thumb:
     
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    no not at this time

    No not at this time Chris.. and I was offered less against one I did look at then I felt was fair given the one the dealer had was way over priced.

    I am not in a rush Chris.. if it goes now fine, if it goes next year fine.

    We have a lot of other plans for 2013, a few flights ..one to Cape Town and another is a road trip to Arizona and there is a cruise SWMBO is doing.. so we may not do a lot on motor homing next year in any case... after the bad weather this year we are looking doing it different.. all depends also on my health.. in the middle of some serious test..within 14 days type... Colon area..spent a lot of time at the local hospital this past few weeks.. and Sue working for the NHS it is all moving jobs.. or no job etc., so a lot in the air at the moment. RV is just one bit of it...

    Bob:cry:
     
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    Good luck all round Bob:thumb:
     
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    it does say in the advert

    It does say in the advert that the photos were taken while in France this year. It did not stop one person putting £500 deposit down on it. The fact he could not complete the sale had nothing to do with the pictures. He saw the RV in the empty state.... made his mind up from his look at the RV.

    It has not stopped people looking... just seems like Craig with his Winnebago that they have a lot of dreams and little money.

    Bob
     
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