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Old 12-27-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
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I wonder who bought it

We finally realized towards the end of the season that we hadn't been out in the RV at all this year. We had been very involved in planning our Golden Wedding Anniversary party at the end of August,and the time flew by without us noticing.

We decided to sell our '02 Georgetown 325, but didn't want the hassle of advertising it privately, dealing with potential buyers, etc., so we placed it with a consignment dealer, who has a good reputation, in Burlington WA, about 22 miles from home.

The "Product Specialist" looked it over and said he'd advertise it at $28,500 and was confident that they could get at least $24,00 or so. Initially, they said they'd fix the little problems and deduct the cost from the selling price. Despite me asking several times for quotes on the fix-ups, I never did get a response.

Almost three months after we started, we got our first bid of $14,000. I was, as the Brits say "absolutely gob-smacked". We found out they'd been selling "as is", with no definition of what the problems would take to fix.

We didn't really want to take it back and start all over next spring, so we "negotiated". Eventually they got a "final offer" from the buyer of $15,800. We accepted it and it's gone.

I'd be interested to hear from the buyer, if he comes on here anytime. The rig was in very good shape, particularly inside and only had 18,000 miles on it. The generator wasn't running, the roof needed re-sealing and there was some very minor paintwork damage.

We were very disappointed with the dealership. They refused to tell me the name and address of the buyer, which is necessary for the "Seller's Report of Sale" in our state and they insisted I put the dealership's name on it. This makes it appear that I sold direct to them.

If the person that bought the rig, WA State license plate 191 YUR. comes on this forum, I'd like to get in touch. Send me a Private Message, please.
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:26 PM   #2
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I hope you find out who bought it. I'm sure the new owner will appreciate talking to you. It does seem to vary if a consignment will give a new owner contact info of the previous owner.

Unless the dealer we eventually trade ours in with decides to remove the 4 iRV2 decals currently on our coach, the next owner will know where to come for info.

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Old 12-27-2014, 05:33 PM   #3
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I have to wonder what price the dealer actually got for the rig? You could have been bilked.
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My thought Grey Ghost. Deal it to dealer, he pays you, sells for 2k over, or more.
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:00 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear of your experience Frank. You would think it would be a good selling point to be able to talk to the previous owner.
It is nice that you are still posting on here. Once an rv'er always an rv'er.
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Heck, I sold my speed boat to folks who really wanted it.

They paid a very reasonable price in my mind.

I was disappointed that the buyer did not call me later on for advice or information on that 10 year old rig!

Just assume that whoever owns your old rig is happily enjoying your rig and does not need to contact you about problems. That is good for you!
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If the new owner does contact you with questions, be sure to charge him for the answers. He got quite the deal there.
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"If the new owner does contact you with questions, be sure to charge him for the answers. He got quite the deal there."

Wow, couldn't agree more! $15,800 sounds like a steal based on the "fixes" you described.

Hope you had a great Golden Anniversary party

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Thanks, Joopy, we sure did. Sister and brother came over from England, son and grand-daughter came from Japan We had 45 people at the party which we held in our HOA's waterfront cabana.

It was a gorgeous, sunny late August day, with a high temp around 70F.

I agree, Grey Ghost. I will be calling the state DOL's investigator, whose name I got from the local agency that handles title transfers, to see if I can find out from the sales tax records how much the sale generated.
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They refused to tell me the name and address of the buyer, which is necessary for the "Seller's Report of Sale" in our state and they insisted I put the dealership's name on it. This makes it appear that I sold direct to them.
I heard something similar recently, no name on the sellers report. Turned out that the consignment dealer did indeed purchase it themselves at a rock bottom price also. Makes ya go hmmmm!
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An interesting thing happened 10 days ago. I got a call from the owner of the dealership. He said their end-of-year audit had shown some "discrepancies" in the way our transaction had been handled and he'd like to discuss it. It turned out to be tha same kind of thing you mentioned, Al.

We had a lengthy talk about it and negotiated an additional financial settlement, which corrected most of what I thought was a rip-off. I did get to see the final bill of sale, but with the buyer's i/d blacked out. All I saw was the city, "Lake Stevens".

I agreed not to discuss the incident any more on the RV forums, other than to say it was satisfactorily settled.

I would strongly recommend anyone considering a consignment sale to get a copy of your state laws covering consigment motor vehicle sales and read up on the responsibilities of both the consignor and consignee, before you go to the dealership
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Wow... all I can say is WOW !?!?!

Good for you... and Happy 50th Anniversary...
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Good to hear that you came out a little better.
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