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Old 08-09-2005, 09:09 AM   #1
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Anyone have an experience (or hear of one) in which eBay was used to actually sell an RV?

Good or bad . . . trying to see if collecting all the data, pictures and appraisal will be worth the effort.

What's the consensus?
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Old 08-09-2005, 09:09 AM   #2
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Anyone have an experience (or hear of one) in which eBay was used to actually sell an RV?

Good or bad . . . trying to see if collecting all the data, pictures and appraisal will be worth the effort.

What's the consensus?
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Old 08-09-2005, 09:47 AM   #3
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JIM ALLEN: Yes, I have done it. I sold our 1988 Pace Arrow on ebay two years ago. I think you will find mostly lower priced units moving on ebay, as more expensive units would obviously require the seller to limit bidder interest by setting higher reserve or minimum bid amounts.

My primary motivation for listing on ebay was the relatively low cost, and the seller-determined time frame in which I would have to mess with the process. Other web-based sale sites can last indefinitely! I must confess that I also hoped to get a buyer from a greater distance away than the local newspaper classifieds would provide. because I thought "once sold, I don't want to hear from that POS ever again" As luck would have it, the sucessful bidder lives only about 30 miles away, but he is apparently quite happy with his purchase-he is a professional mechanic! FYI, I netted about 40% more $$ than the dealer was offering, and did not find the process on ebay all that onerous.

Lastly, I believe you are almost always better off selling yourself, rather than trading. That seems to be the only way to be certain of what the replacement RV is actually costing you.

As a suggestion, why not list your RV right here on iRV2.com by using our FREE CLASSFIEDS SECTION.

Good luck with your sale. ED
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Thanks, Ed, for the helpful comments. We are getting good vibes for the process, and will probably try it. Gotta collect all the data and take a bunch of pictures, etc.

Good luck at the Rally!
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Hi Jim, One of the guys that works with me biought a used class a from a seller in Arizona. He paid about $10,000 less than blue book and is very happy. He and the family flew out, picked it up, bought groceries and drove it home. The seller had in the listing that if you showed up and it wasn't exactly as listed, you didn't have to buy it.
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Jim,
In 2003 we sold our 1 year old Class C Winnebago Minnie 31C on ebay for a very good price. We never even finished the auction, as the eventual buyer called an offer in that we accepted. He flew in 1200 miles to pick it up, and it was gone 5 days after listing. I would recommend you get someone that is very good with digital cameras to do the pictures and put as many up in the listing as you can. Take whatever highlight and feature options they offer (it's still the cheapest exposure you can get) and go for it. The worst thing that can happen is you don't sell it. The best is what happened to us.
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:19 PM   #7
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I found our truck (see sig) on e-bay. Two thumbs up so far.
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We bought our toyota pickup toad from someone in Baltimore on E-Bay. Great old truck drove it home about 700 miles still using it will probably outlive me. But e-bay does require caution because a lot of people simply are not honest.
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While I bought our rig on eBay, I agree with the previous comment re honesty and integrity when it comes to high $$$ items as a seller. Early on I bought golf carts, clubs, and even my wife's car on eBay, but there are now just too many hoaxes and frauds out there now sending offers and emails complete with the eBay logo, and the Ebay look and feel. Until they can control this, I'd be very cautious about selling anything major without a foolproof escrow company (there are some good ones out there) assuring receipt of funds prior to transfer of any titling or documentation. good luck
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Old 10-01-2005, 06:44 AM   #10
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When we upgrade our 1988 bounder we more than likely will go thru E-bay..one of the AZ RV sellers....
Just be sure you do a lot of research in to your sell or buyer...
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