Originally Posted by TXredfish
Because we are not using our MH anymore, we are thinking about selling.
I am trying to determine if the hassle of selling is worth it or should I go to a dealer and sell as a consignment. Has anyone used PPL for selling their MH as a consignment?
I checked the PPL website and they are wanting 10% which would mean on a $40,000 sale, their take would be $4000 plus $450 if I had them detail the MH prior to selling. I am located in Rockport, TX and there are a number of used MH for sale in our area. I also would like to know what the average length of time it would take to sell at PPL. Some of the things that I worry about selling myself is length of time of sale, hassle of scams and what type of funds should I accept such as cash (no problem), certified check versus personal check, wire transfer, etc. How is the best way to insure that the funds are good?
Unless you've tried to sell a used coach yourself, I doubt you can appreciate how "little" the 10% commission really is. Dealing with all the tire kickers that don't have the money, and can't get financing on a 10 model year old coach, can be quite frustrating and time consuming. Phone calls at all hours can be quite annoying. Internet advertising your coach will likely only generate LOTS of calls from other internet listing services claiming THEY can get your coach sold faster if you just pay them, too.
If you want to sell it yourself, I suggest using the FREE classifieds here on iRV2.com
I sold my 2003 Kountry Star thru PPL-Houston back in 2010, and that was the best $3,600.00 I ever spent. FWIW, I think your apparent expectation of getting ~40K for your signature coach is a little optimistic, but that will probably be a good starting point because you can always come down if it doesn't produce an offer. PPL will suggest an asking price, but YOU will tell them your minimum
, and you are not obligated to accept any less than your minimum. If they get a buyer at any price higher than your minimum, it is automatically sold and you are then notified the deal is done. If they get an offer less than your minimum, they are obligated to call and ask you if you want to accept it. They "try" to get you the most possible because the higher price makes their commission higher, but they don't make anything unless they can get you and a buyer to agree, so you may get some pressure from PPL to lower your minimum if a sale isn't made within a month or two.
I would not pay them for an upfront detailing service, but you may need to include that as part of making a sale, if the coach is showing some wear and tear or is especially dirty.