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Old 01-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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I am so disgusted...

So, I am searching for a Casita. The scams out there are very discouraging, I would say 1/2 of the ads are scams. It's absolutely out of control. I do more flagging than finding. Please let me know if you see any Casitas 17 foot deluxes for the 6 to 9000$ range. I don't want one that has been overly modified or all electric. Must have air and a full bathroom, no porta potty. I would go to all surrounding states. Must be in good condition. Thanks guys!
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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I soooooooo hear ya. Last summer when I was desperately looking for a Scamp 13 I ran into the same problem. It's more than frustrating. What I dont understand is that Fiberglass RV shoppers are really a small niche so why on earth are the scammers bothering with such a narrow potential victim pool??
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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We just absolutely lucked into finding the one we wanted. Your turn should come soon. Its just a matter of keeping your eyes peeled and jumping quick when you see what you want.

Best of luck

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:16 PM   #5
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Scammers aren't necessarily targeting fg lovers. It's just that these are the ads we look at. I'm sure there are plenty of other scams for big ticket items.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:22 PM   #6
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Scammers probably put out hundreds of ads just to find one poor sucker who didn't know better. If they applied the same effort to honest labor they could probably earn a better living and keep their self-respect too. Maybe the scammers are the real suckers.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:33 PM   #7
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I agree

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Scammers probably put out hundreds of ads just to find one poor sucker who didn't know better. If they applied the same effort to honest labor they could probably earn a better living and keep their self-respect too. Maybe the scammers are the real suckers.
I totally agree. Can you imagine how good they might be at a regular job if they just applied the same amount of effort?
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:59 PM   #8
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I hear you on luck ... I wasn't looking for a fiberglass RV at all ... had only seen 1 my entire life and I placed a "wanted small 14' or less camper" on craigslist and the only person who replied had a Casita. I actually had to ask her what it was.

Guess I lucked out because her husband happened to see the ad, they wanted to sell theirs to make room for their boat since they don't use it much and hadn't gotten around to advertising.

Went and looked at it today and it was perfect for me. You'll find yours ... just don't settle ... I was prepared to walk away from this if it wasn't nearly perfect. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

Hard to find anything decent around here though because no one wants to go to northeast Nebraska to camp.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:16 PM   #9
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So, Mary, congratulations are in order on your new Casita! Glad you found what your were looking for!
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:16 PM   #10
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Thanks guys, Mary i am so happy for you! Post inside pics!
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:19 PM   #11
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Hard to find anything decent around here though because no one wants to go to northeast Nebraska to camp.

I went to Omaha to get my 13' Trillium (750 miles). I wasn't looking for a particular brand, just one in decent shape.

Be patient sfoss, obviously yours hasn't found you yet. It will!
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:45 PM   #12
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Patient isn't in my vocabulary. That's the majority of my problem! I must have flagged 10 items in the last two hours. But surprisingly enough there are people with bigger problems so i just need to sit back and relax. I am waiting for a fella from Montana to send me pics of his friends camper that he is trying to help him sell. Apparently his friend bought it last year and his wife found out she had ovarian cancer so they never got to use it. I called the number i had for him and found him on a cell phone at the hospital. It's just so sad. So relax and wait i will do happily. Poor guy.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:46 AM   #13
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shelly .. I use searchtempest.com to search craigslist ... is that what you do?
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:02 AM   #14
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No mary i haven't tried that one, i did see here on the site where someone recommended a link to search Craigslist by state, so have been doing that lately which is a much bigger help than going in and out of towns. Thanks M i will try that and see what i come up with.
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