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Old 03-19-2006, 08:07 PM   #1
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I JUST logged onto eBay, did a search and THIS VENTURA trailer was at the top of the list.

There was a couple bids on it already, with a Buy It Now at 2500. Off I go to .. Buy It Now!

By the time my bid went thru, someone was just seconds in front of me!

If you are here.. CONGRATS!!! You got a unique and rare one at a good price!

oh... and knock that off!
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Old 03-19-2006, 08:28 PM   #2
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I saw that, too. Went ultra-fast.

Anyone who bought that trailer for $2,500 can easily sell it for a good bit more.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:37 AM   #3
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Hey Gina. When you see what appears to be a sweet deal on eBay, how do you have the confidence to hit the buy-it-now? I seem to be too parnoid that there must be something wrong with the deal, if it is so cheap. Am I over-cautious, or do I not understand something with the way eBay works?
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Old 03-20-2006, 08:51 AM   #4
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Hey Gina. When you see what appears to be a sweet deal on eBay, how do you have the confidence to hit the buy-it-now? I seem to be too parnoid that there must be something wrong with the deal, if it is so cheap. Am I over-cautious, or do I not understand something with the way eBay works?
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I think your fear comes from sight-unseen. I've purchased many a vehicle from owners on Ebay based on the description alone. The old saying goes "one's rose is not another's" is quite true. To go into a purchase with money exchanging hands is always a 'what-if' situation, even if you were able to smell, touch and see. I tend to base my bid offerings on what I will use it for and what I can get back out of it in short time if I had to turn it around. This never goes the right way in this sense, just ask my wife!, but it's what I use to justify the expense, time and effort.
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Old 03-20-2006, 08:54 AM   #5
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Depends on the item. If it is something you see frequently, but is still underpriced, I would pass.

This one is very rare and I was confidant I would:

Have a new trailer for myself, even with fix up
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Be able to recoup the cash without question, and a member here would get it

BUT, as it turns out, a member here DID get it. ttmatson
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Old 03-20-2006, 04:35 PM   #6
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We were the guilty party that won this guy
We are very excited about it
Thank you to Gina for being SO good about us being just a touch
faster than her

We have been looking for the past 18 months, and this one seem to fit the bill
for us - how do you buy something sight unseen? Well we have seen enough
on eBay / RV Trader get away from us within 24 hours of listing, that when it
"feels" right you have to pull the trigger so to speak - in this case we did.
The price was excellent - it fulfilled our "criteria" - we were both home at the
same time to make the decision together - it was close by (a bonus for us) -
plus it was "different".

Remember also that "IF" it is NOT as listed on eBay, you do not have to complete
the deal - though at this price our budget will "allow" us repair anything unexpected,
as well as to upgrade it to meet our needs.

Anyways we are VERY EXCITED about picking
it up tomorrow - we will update with info and pictures as well
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Old 03-21-2006, 01:22 AM   #7
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Congratulations, Terry & Tammera! Have a great trip to pick up your new egg tomorrow!
Can you come to the Northern Oregon Gathering in april, so we can see it in person?
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Old 03-21-2006, 02:07 AM   #8
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Sad to say that at least this year we can't

Tammera is a Care Giver and works the Graveyard shift, and her
two days off are Mon & Tues - thus it doesn't fit the schedule.
Since she has only been at this job since Nov, she doesn't have
any vacation time coming - but maybe next year we can plan
some of her vacation time for the gathering
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:50 AM   #9
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I also would like to add my congrats. I think the trailer looks worth every bit of the money you paid, and to live in the same state, it was meant for you.
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:39 AM   #10
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Sad to say that at least this year we can't

Tammera is a Care Giver and works the Graveyard shift, and her
two days off are Mon & Tues - thus it doesn't fit the schedule.
Since she has only been at this job since Nov, she doesn't have
any vacation time coming - but maybe next year we can plan
some of her vacation time for the gathering
How about planning for the Oregon Gathering in July? (We'd love to see your new - to you - trailer!) Here's more information on it:
Oregon Gathering 2006

Congratulations on your new trailer! Please post photos.
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Old 03-21-2006, 10:46 PM   #11
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Hmmm in July - Mebbe if Tammera puts in for the time NOW, she will get it - so we'll see. One problem she has found with her "new" job is that the company hires a LOT of young people and they tend to come & go quickly (it isn't a hard job, but it does have some "unpleasant" duties, that many younger folks don't care for) Thus even when we do
"plan" something, many times it is put on hold
It's like today she couldn't go to get our "new to us" trailer because of work and it "was" her
day off so I had to do it by myself, which is ok, just not as much fun without her.
Anyways we have it here.

We're very happy to have it home

It is ok, but it wasn't exactly "as listed" on eBay -
it was listed as "Excellent to Great Condition" -

there is one louvre that has broken glass
a broken tail light that has been repaired with caulking
a broken cover over the propane connections
modified running lights
modified sink drainage system (tacky job)
the kitchen table has above average chips/wear

All of these items are in reality "no biggie" and really does not affect
the value in our minds of the trailer - had we known we still would have
purchased it - just would have been better to know up front is all.

But, hey what does one REALLY expect for a 32 year old trailer?
Besides it gives us a LOT to do which we will enjoy

So now the work, err, FUN starts in getting it ready to go camping


Took a few photos as well

I can post more if you want - but I would rather wait until it has had a good deep
cleaning before posting more photos.
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:03 PM   #12
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You scored.

Nope, none of those items are a biggie. You actually did very well as far as the repairable items. None of that will stop you from taking it out.

Cleaning.. I would do that even if it just rolled out of the showroom.. it's a "Thang" folks do, so you can't even count that as a flaw.

Please.. do before and after pictures. We know the grunge isn't YOUR grundge.. it's so fun to see the morphing!

Did you get to weigh it?
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