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Old 01-08-2015, 11:41 PM   #29
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I'm getting a little more info as the gays go along. I've been in it and it will need a stem to stern cleaning and detail. The consignment lot idea may be the way I go if it comes to pass. The tires are almost 5 years old and I know the tire life issues of MHs even with no miles to speak of.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:36 PM   #30
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Cliffy, as you've mentioned, if you can find a good consignment dealer, it's the way to go if you want to avoid a lot of headache. An honest consignment dealer will help you with the correct price for the market and because you are doing a lot of research on your own, you'll know if the dealer is being straight up with you.

I've sold one motorhome on my own and one on consignment and, for me, it's much easier to consign. I don't want the hassle of dealing with scam calls, making appointments to show (and sometimes those appointments donít show up), test drives, parties that try pushing creative financing because they can't get a loan the conventional way, extensive back-and-forth dickering, handling the transfer of funds once the deal is agreed upon, making sure the title is transferred correctly, etc., etc.

Sure, you do leave money on the table by consigning ...the dealer has to make their share but for a service that is well worth it for some ...for me, at least. When I consigned on my last coach, the dealer handled everything pertaining to the sale; getting the coach detailed, suggesting what had to be fixed and what didn't and doing the work for a reduced price, advertising and marketing, showing the unit, all the negotiations with the buyer, and all the paperwork at the end concerning the transfer of the title, licensing, etc. All I did was go in after everything was finalized and sign a few papers and pick up the check.

One of the main benefits that a consignment dealer can do which we can't as private sellers is to wheel-and-deal the prospective buyer concerning their trade-in. The party who purchased my coach had a trade-in and that's where, I believe, the dealer made the most money ...not as much on me but on the buyer and his trade. I'm thinking that the buyer would not have even approached an ad I placed as a private individual as he wanted to do the "easy" thing too and negotiate with a dealer on a trade for a newer coach.

So to me, using a dealer for consignment is worth the money I leave on table as the final result for I would gladly give that up for the service they offer. I realize that others do not feel the same but it's just how much hassle you personally want or are able to deal with. I think your friend would not want to put you through all that hassle either.

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Old 01-09-2015, 07:19 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post
I'm getting a little more info as the gays go along. I've been in it and it will need a stem to stern cleaning and detail. The consignment lot idea may be the way I go if it comes to pass. The tires are almost 5 years old and I know the tire life issues of MHs even with no miles to speak of.
All your help and ideas is appreciated.
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I have good luck selling 2 different motorhomes on Craigslist. You just have to be careful with some of the wackos that are out there.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:51 PM   #33
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Don't get your panties in a tither It was just a typo.

As I'm so far away from the coach a consignment is looking better and better.
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PPL located in Houston Tx with a branch location in NewBraunfels Tx has been mentioned in this thread

They are probably the largest consignment dealer in the country and move well over 2000 units a year

Realizing where this unit is located, they may not work for you but their web site has a lot of real data about what various MH's are really selling for and I would suggest you check that out

Another excellent outlet here in TX is Motorhomes of Texas out of Nacadoches. Their head marketing guy is here at our rally today in Montgomery Tx with a very nice used Foretravel show coach.

They move a lot of used Foretravels, Newells and other higher end units and are a good and honest resource

Check out motorhomesoftexas.com

Contact Craig Dorset for information.
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Thanks deaton I'm keeping this on file I'll visit the sites.

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