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Old 08-16-2014, 11:51 AM   #1
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Consign or for sale by owner?

Not real sure how the consignment thing works. Anyone have strong opinions for or against trying to sell my 5er myself or is consignment the way to go?

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Old 08-16-2014, 12:05 PM   #2
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IF you're not available to show the unit, consignment can be good.

IF you're proud of your RV and take comments about it personally, consignment can be good.

IF you have every book and receipt, and want every potential buyer to know what's in all that paperwork, consign it.

IF you take low offers personally, consign it.

Consignment usually runs about 10%, so unless yours is very special, it's worth it having the unit showed more often than if it was at your home.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:20 PM   #3
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It depends on the dealer but most consignments don't get a lot of exposure. They would rather push their own inventory, Unless their used inventory is low.
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I know Alliance coach in Wildwood Florida has many consignment coaches, many more than their own used coaches. These seem to get a lot of exposure.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:29 PM   #5
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I know Alliance coach in Wildwood Florida has many consignment coaches, many more than their own used coaches. These seem to get a lot of exposure.
If you consign it, make sure that the dealer you use has a number of similar units on his lot; that they are a combination of consigned and lot-owned, and that yours isn't the highest priced unit of its kind.
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Hey Y'all, I MOHO here, if you consign it. please do an inventory of everything in it that is not screwed down and or removable. Just Say'in!
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How much is the coach worth? Consignors have the advantage of being to provide financing to buyers. Higher priced unit benefit from this more than lower priced units.
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My friend sold his 5er by consignment.....he had a price he wanted and got about 2 months later......he felt it worked better than if he had tried to sell it on his own.
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I would probably go with a consignment only dealer, like www.ppl.com . A lot of new coach dealers are getting into the consignment business and their loyalty will be selling the new ones. Also a large one like PPL gets a lot of traffic, which is what you want. Plus the advertising they can do will get warm bodies to take a look.
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Hey Y'all, I MOHO here, if you consign it. please do an inventory of everything in it that is not screwed down and or removable. Just Say'in!
Treat the coach you take to a consignment place the same as you'd treat a boat or a car. Remove ALL personal property and clean it to look as good as possible.
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X2! It should be as ready to go and looking as nice as possible - or you should be prepared to suffer the consequences.

Unless you're some type of marketing guru, or there's a high demand for coaches like the one you're selling, my thought is consignment is the better plan - by a dealer specializing in consignment sales. The extra traffic/exposure created in that environment will have a positive effect on what the coach will sell for. An outfit like PPL will also know what your coach is worth, hastening it's sale. They aren't going to accept coaches with sky high asking prices. They're there to sell them, not store them....
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I have used consignment methods to sell a motorcycle, at a humongous dealer, and a boat at a smaller dealer. Both sold quickly at the appraised price. Both prices I considered good. So it worked me.


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I would probably go with a consignment only dealer, like www.ppl.com . A lot of new coach dealers are getting into the consignment business and their loyalty will be selling the new ones. Also a large one like PPL gets a lot of traffic, which is what you want. Plus the advertising they can do will get warm bodies to take a look.
X2. Sold a 5'er at PPL and years later purchased a MH through PPL. My 5'er sale was done in less than 2 weeks. Took a cruise and returned to voice mail that my check was in the mail. PPL gets more foot traffic in one day than I could get in a month. They can offer financing and warranties that I can not offer.
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I have not sold a mh or tt but did sell 2 trucks class 8 tractors tried to sell myself it set 2 mo. took it to local used truck dealer and he sold it in 2 weeks,my second truck I took to them first it sold in 3 weeks so it was worth the fee they charge.
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