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WANTED First motorhome. (1 Viewer)

Tom A

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Apr 26, 2014
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We're looking for our first van.
Have a maximum budget of £22000.
Ideal van for us is a Hymer b694.
A class transverse rear bed over garage. Drop down front bed.
Can I ask all you Funsters to keep your eyes open for us.
I can only find one at the minute but can't quite reach an agreeable price with the seller
Thanks in advance.
 
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Tom A

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Looked on there and there's a lot for sale at good money.
Not in a mad rush so hoping to get something a bit nearer home.
 
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I suspect most Hymer owners aren't too flexible on price. A well loved van will always sell for top dollar.
They're always in demand and if you want a specific layout, chances are you'll be waiting for one to come up for sale, they're simply not readily available.
Bargains do occasionally happen, mostly when an owner needs to sell quickly.

When we sold our last Hymer privately, biggest headache was people telling me how much they wanted to pay - and them not understanding that it's actually a sellers market.
( I got very close to asking price, purchaser hasn't lost a penny and could easily sell for same money today, a year on)

I agree that a few of the used Hymers currently for sale appear expensive, but many of them are selling quickly which suggests that the prices being asked are achievable...

Unless the asking price is way out of line with similar vans, think you might need to reconsider your offer, or wait for another suitable candidate, which if your set on a Hymer, might take a while....
On the plus side, buy wisely and you've got an investment that should depreciate very slowly, or even go up in price !

Finally, think you need to be willing to travel anywhere, chances of finding the right van, at the right price, local to home are very slim !

Good luck with it, hope this helps !

*edit*
Just looked at the van at Beck's motorhomes, think that's a very fair price if the van's in good order. Can't imagine a private sale being that much cheaper tbh

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mjltigger

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I'm amazed by hearing you say it's a buyers market when I'm seeing unsold vans all over the place at exorbitant prices. admittedly I'm looking at a lower price bracket but nothing appears to be selling and yet nobody is dropping prices. I wonder if perhaps it is because people are telling them its a sellers market.

Of course I always have a price in mind when I start haggling and if I can't have what I want at that price I walk away. No hard feelings.
 
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deleted-member02

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Good quality continental vans never hang around.
One of my favourite pastimes is adding vans to my ebay watchlist and seeing how quickly they sell !
Although will admit that I don't follow British built vans as they simply don't appeal to me.
 

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if it is what you want, go get it. summer is coming [or so they tell me] and they will only go up in price.

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