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Old 03-23-2011, 12:05 AM   #15
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.......I guess I'm just frustrated over a recent incident where a potential buyer said she was going to buy; spent hours on the phone, several e-mails, additional pictures, changed my travel plans, spent an entire day removing my things and cleaning the coach w/o a deposit and then find out she can't get financing even thou she spent hours.
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Is it reasonable to ask for a non-refundable deposit; like $1500/2500; for someone who says they want to buy it and want a few days to arrange financing and transportation to my motorhome?

Given the difficulties you have already experienced, I would think announcing an additional impediment to a sale would not be wise.

If the potential buyer shows up, inspects the unit, and asks you to take it off the market pending their purchase, a deposit of some sort could be in order. Maybe $200 or more non-refundable for your inconvenience and a written time frame for final execution of the deal.

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Old 03-23-2011, 02:23 PM   #17
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I guess I'm not the only one. When I listed on this site 10 days ago, it said 105 had been sold. Now it says 101. Apperantly 4 more have backed out of deals.
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After 6 months of trying to sell my MH and getting no offers, I gave it to a dealer on consignment.

He sold it in 5 weeks and my net was only a little less than I expected from my own efforts.
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I sold my 1st 2 motorhomes within 2 days of offering them for sale after owning them for 3 and 10 years respectively. Both were gas coaches priced under $20K so they were cash deals. I made sure they were very, very, VERY clean (especially the glass). When the buyers arrived, they were plugged in with everything working. AC was keeping it nice and cool inside on a hot day....try finding that at a dealer. Hot water came out of the faucets. There were a few cold drinks in the fridge for thirsty folks. I priced them so as not to scare people away... and oh yeah did I mention they were very clean?

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I noticed someone mentioned about listing on this site. Are there RVs listed here for sale. I am hoping to be in the market for a class A in a month or two after our vacation. I live in PEI on the east coast of Canada and will be spending 10 days or so in Daytona Beach before leaving for Greece. I am hoping to have a look around while there so if anyone has some dealers that they feel I should check out I sure would appreciate it.

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Old 03-23-2011, 06:07 PM   #21
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I noticed someone mentioned about listing on this site. Are there RVs listed here for sale.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:18 PM   #22
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A non-refundable deposit isn't going to help you get rid of your coach. A deposit pending the new owner bringing the full funds is expected. That deposit should only hold the coach for a few days, not weeks. What the deposit does for the seller is show your commitment to selling to him/her, not the person that shows up later in the day.

In this market, it might be beneficial to consider a consignment arrangement with a large successful seller. PPL seems to be a good example of a place I might consider. I don't know where you are and I've never used them, but they look like the right kind of place to consider.
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JMHO, but I would not pay any kind of a deposit for the privilege of "looking" at a coach. We just went through the buying process...looked at many rigs, both on line and in person. Had many an owner and salesman send lots of pictures and tell me how wonderful they were, immaculate, loaded with goodies, low mileage, etc. However, in person, many were filthy, carpet worn out, reeking of stale cigar smoke and, in general, coaches I would not even consider. One salesman told me if I wanted to see it, I'd have to wait until the following week...seems the dealer had rented it out to a bunch of guys for a football weekend...and this was in the $200k range. Needless to say, we ruled that one out.

There are many coaches out there on the market, I'd make it as easy as possible for the buyer.
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Checked the classfied and it was ther. I usually use the cut down version on the ipad. Thanks again for your help

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