Originally Posted by TwelveVolt
We had a consignment salesman open a coach for us and allow us to wander around all we wanted in the 90 degree interior. Start the engine? No, that would cost fuel and if he wasted that kind of money every time somebody came to look at the coach it would cost him a fortune. Needless to say...
As others have said, if you are going to sell it yourself, be prepared to be a successful salesman. You can't dare somebody to buy it. If you are going to have someone sell it for you, make sure they are not wasting your time and money.
Yeah, I had my coach with a consignment company in Ocala FL for over 6 months.
I asked them to start the RV and generator at least once a month. Please check the batteries too as the rig has solar on it and water needs to be checked. "Sure we take care of all that while it's here".
So after a while I did not hear a peep out of them and I called (it was 2 hours away from where I live). They tell me they have a couple interested people that I should leave it for a little longer.
So I did. What a foolish mistake. So I call again another week and pretend I'm interested in the RV and want to see it.
"Sorry, that one is sold but we do have some new ones in that price range"
Well, I was up there the following weekend to pick mine up. They also let the chassis battery go dry and it was toast.
They put a new battery in and charged me for it! He who laughs last laughs best I say. I disputed the credit card charge and never heard a peep out of that despicable company again.
I cleaned the rig inside and out and with a little effort I sold it on rvtrader to a very nice couple for more than what I would have netted from the consignment.
I did have to deal with a number of tire kickers but it was more talking on the phone than people actually coming to look at it. I'd never put it on a consignment lot again. Trade it or sell it myself are the only options IMO.