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Old 01-23-2012, 11:18 AM   #29
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It just scares me for older people who aren't very internet savvy and more trusting. Or just anyone who falls for it. Like i said, i get a big charge out of making sure i flag them one way or another. It is so slim pickins now anyway especially in my area and price range. I know i need to be patient and one will pop up but I wish i had an egg to play in on nice days. Is there anything more fun than organizing and cleaning a new camper?
I'm 69 and have bought several FG trailers off of Craigslist.
The people who get taken advantage of are the greedy ones who think some is going to sell something for half of it's market value.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:42 PM   #30
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I'm 69 (the new 49)and have bought several FG trailers off of Craigslist.
The people who get taken advantage of are the greedy ones who think some is going to sell something for half of it's market value.
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There, I fixed it! You youngster!
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:26 PM   #31
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Thank you Mike.
My motto is, you have to get old but you don't have to grow up.

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Old 01-23-2012, 10:18 PM   #32
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I was resigned to traveling to Texas (because that's where a lot of Casitas are) to buy a Spirit Deluxe until a Bigfoot became available. Google Alerts, RSS reader searches and a Craigslist search app for Mac called Marketplace were all helpful. I left some of the local CL searches intact just to "mark as prohibited" the predictable scammers.

Patience and perseverance!
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:27 AM   #33
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Thank you Mike.
My motto is, you have to get old but you don't have to grow up.

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Good motto John. I'm 72 & I figure every morning that I wake up to see is a good one, & always beats the alternative...
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:43 AM   #34
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The people who get taken advantage of are the greedy ones who think some is going to sell something for half of it's market value.
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Um... there are some very good deals out there, I got very lucky, VERY lucky! That is why people believe the scams.

Some simple rules to follow. If you don't see, touch, smell it, then it might not exist. Even then some confirmation is required.

In my case. The lady that sold me my Trillium had the registration, in her name. It had been parked on a friend of hers farm. There were weeds growing up around the hitch, so it had been there for a while. He helped us get it on the road.

I tried to contact someone about a trailer that was almost as good a deal as I got. The response was like, "I'm out of town due to family tragedy, It is at a warehouse.... trust me". I would never send money for a trailer I did not smell first.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:28 PM   #35
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first clue is always a stupidly low ball price.
i just spent three weeks email back and forth to one of those scams,,,yes i knew it was a scam....i just wanted to waste as much of their time as i could,,,,us old guys have so little entertainment.<_<
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:39 PM   #36
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There have been a couple of low-priced trailers discussed here lately that turned out not to be scams. They just need LOTS of work.

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Old 01-27-2012, 01:31 PM   #37
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There have been a couple of low-priced trailers discussed here lately that turned out not to be scams. They just need LOTS of work.

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Yep, I bought my Scamp off CL a year ago for one of those 'stupidly low' prices. It did need lots of work & I still have a long way to go but after new axle installation, new lights (in & out), lots of elbow grease cleaning in & out), new wiring, etc., I maybe, kinda, sorta think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel . When it's finished (if ever) to my satisfaction I'll probably have as much (more when counting my labor) in it as a comparable unit on the retail market but, it'll be mine & the way I want it to be . I've built & rebuilt a couple of 'stick built' cabover truck campers & a teardrop trailer from scratch. Enjoyed all that but am havin' just as much fun with the Scamp. Still scour CL in this & surrounding states for bargains in FGRVs but ain't seen any lately. They do come along if yer careful (& quick )
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:05 AM   #38
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Here is a link to Search All Craigslists

The scams become pretty obvious when they come up all over the country. Plus once you get the initial search results, you can narrow it down by region.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:14 PM   #39
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There is a scammer on Craigslist now with a big price here in Mn for a Casita (not a rediculas low ball price). I have written 5 emails and no response. I have to consider this one a scam as he has my phone number, both of my email addresses and three days of emails. NO RESPONSE!
If he wanted to sell he knows I am here with cash in hand. No response. I am starting to look at Stickys now. I am giving up on my Casita dream.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:44 PM   #40
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When looking for a 13' Scamp I ran across a number of CL scams. I wrote about them in my blog. Http://www.eggscamper.blogspot.com
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:54 PM   #41
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I sorta suspect that the lowest-price ones are most likely to be scams for a different reason! The folks who can LEAST afford to pay a high price are the ones who can least afford to hire lawyers etc, so they are regarded as "soft targets" by scammers!

Think like "the enemy"! If you were gonna be a scammer what/who would you try to scam?

A: People who want to buy (or sell something) immediately. People who can't afford to pay "full price" or who "must sell" due to some crisis or other.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:37 PM   #42
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I am starting to look at Stickys now. I am giving up on my Casita dream.
Karalyn, I had given up on finding one within a reasonable amount of time and started looking at stickies. I had already decided I'd get a KZ Spree. Then my Casita popped up on Craigslist 25 miles from my home.

Wait till Casitas start popping up for sale in spring before giving up.
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