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Old 05-08-2014, 11:10 AM   #1
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What do you think of this - kinda wierd?

Saw this ad today:

Scamp camping trailer available for viewing

Offering "tours" of a Scamp for a fee to prospective buyers........
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:16 AM   #2
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Me thinks someone has decided that they have found a way to make some simple cash.

I would suggest if someone want to see a Scamp all they need to do is post here and someone will let them take a look at theres for free! ;-)
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:56 PM   #3
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People will do anything to SCAM money from nice people. Really nice people let you see their Camper for FREE.

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Saw this ad today:

Scamp camping trailer available for viewing

Offering "tours" of a Scamp for a fee to prospective buyers........
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:49 PM   #4
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That's just really weird and kind of taking advantage of people but then again we all love to show our trailers to anyone who wants a peek for free of course
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:02 PM   #5
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People will do anything to SCAM money from nice people. Really nice people let you see their Camper for FREE.
Hey, people pay for water when they could get it from a tap for free.
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:07 PM   #6
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If Harry keeps track of names and addresses and forwards them to Scamp and a sale results Scamp will write Harry a check for $200.00. Got to love free enterprise. New schemes everyday.

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Old 05-08-2014, 04:45 PM   #7
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I figure the guy is delivering what he's promising with the caveat that he really can't demo all floor plans, equipment options. Folks are free to drive to Frostbite Falls or wherever Scamps are made to assess the nonpareil Scamp build quality. Scamp is advertising in the AARP newsletter these days. Good on them.

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Saw this ad today:

Scamp camping trailer available for viewing

Offering "tours" of a Scamp for a fee to prospective buyers........
Hi: Jake Jacobson... Boy did I miss out on a ton of money!!! I should have kept a diary.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:05 PM   #9
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$35 could be a big savings just to look at one.
How far can you go with a half tank of gas?
But finding other owners nearby or finding a campground
would be the best solution. Plus making new friends.

Fella is enterprising....................LOL

But as I was told over a year ago. If you aren't willing to
travel to look at a trailer, why are you getting into it in the
first place. Camping also entails traveling.
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:55 AM   #10
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He may have found a niche market, walkups are free, appts are $
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:04 AM   #11
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The good news: It actually sounds like a good idea for the right customers. A full demo/tour, (maybe) close to home, no personal involvement with the owner, strictly a business deal. No Scam, you get what you paid for.

The Bad News: Must have Pi$$ed off someone, the ad was flagged off this morning.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:37 AM   #12
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But as I was told over a year ago. If you aren't willing to travel to look at a trailer, why are you getting into it in the
first place. Camping also entails traveling.
Not disagreeing with you, Carl, but for those who work full-time, travel happens on an employer's schedule, and trailers come to the market on someone else's schedule. I know that well, because when I first became interested in an RV, all of the interesting units showed up in Phoenix or Tucson, 4 hours away. My kids' activities meant that even weekends were sometimes off limits. Many were sold before I even had a chance to call, let alone think about driving there. I ended up in a FGRV more by happy chance (God thing!) than by design - one just happened to be parked locally for sale. And I never would have considered a 13'er for four people until I actually got inside one (should say "we" - made up the beds and all piled in ).

Knowing that the Bay area is a notoriously hectic and busy place to live and work, this person may be on to something. We'll probably never know how successful the venture is. I do think, though, that many of the FGRV manufacturers need to think creatively about sales and marketing if they want to grow their business in the younger working generation, and not just in the Bay area. I sense some of the new, higher-end lightweight manufacturers (Nest, Alto, MeerKat) are actively courting this generation, but the older manufacturers (Scamp, especially) are stuck in the past. Just compare the websites - many read like a paper brochure on the screen. Don't get me wrong - I think the product itself is still relevant, more today than ever, but the sales and marketing strategy needs rethinking. It would be interesting to see some demographic data on the purchasers of new FGRVs from all the manufacturers.

I really don't know what motivated this individual to place this ad - perhaps opportunism as some have suggested - but it's also possible that they are acting on the basis of their own experiences in buying the product and trying to make it easier for someone else. Honestly, $35 isn't much (as Carl noted) and may just serve to discourage "Looky-Lous."

Bob, just saw your post as I was composing this… Too bad, looks like it may have been sheer opportunism after all, maybe worse. The picture, I recall, appears to be one that was for sale some months ago. I assumed they had bought it, but maybe not. Human nature…
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Not disagreeing with you, Carl, but for those who work full-time, travel happens on an employer's schedule, and trailers come to the market on someone else's schedule. I know that well, because when I first became interested in an RV, all of the interesting units showed up in Phoenix or Tucson, 4 hours away. My kids' activities meant that even weekends were sometimes off limits. Many were sold before I even had a chance to call, let alone think about driving there. I ended up in a FGRV more by happy chance (God thing!) than by design - one just happened to be parked locally for sale. And I never would have considered a 13'er for four people until I actually got inside one (should say "we" - made up the beds and all piled in ).

Knowing that the Bay area is a notoriously hectic and busy place to live and work, this person may be on to something. We'll probably never know how successful the venture is. I do think, though, that many of the FGRV manufacturers need to think creatively about sales and marketing if they want to grow their business in the younger working generation, and not just in the Bay area. I sense some of the new, higher-end lightweight manufacturers (Nest, Alto, MeerKat) are actively courting this generation, but the older manufacturers (Scamp, especially) are stuck in the past. Just compare the websites - many read like a paper brochure on the screen. Don't get me wrong - I think the product itself is still relevant, more today than ever, but the sales and marketing strategy needs rethinking. It would be interesting to see some demographic data on the purchasers of new FGRVs from all the manufacturers.

I really don't know what motivated this individual to place this ad - perhaps opportunism as some have suggested - but it's also possible that they are acting on the basis of their own experiences in buying the product and trying to make it easier for someone else. Honestly, $35 isn't much (as Carl noted) and may just serve to discourage "Looky-Lous."

Bob, just saw your post as I was composing this… Too bad, looks like it may have been sheer opportunism after all, maybe worse. The picture, I recall, appears to be one that was for sale some months ago. I assumed they had bought it, but maybe not. Human nature…
Actually ,it appears that the ad is designed specifically to encourage "Looky-Lous" (for a fee)
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Actually ,it appears that the ad is designed specifically to encourage "Looky-Lous" (for a fee)
In hindsight, it appears you are probably right… and there may not have been anything to "looky-lou" at! When it comes to human nature, I suppose we need to expect the best but prepare for the worst. "Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves."
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