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Old 05-03-2007, 08:17 PM   #15
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That one has been for sale on and off for at least 6 months. At that price, it is going to take someone who is either desperate or uneducated to purchase it...
Hi, I just bought that Uhaul! I just wanted to point out that there are many things to consider in the price. I didn't pay the price listed on Craigslist, but I didn't manage to get the price down to northern-Saskatchewan rates, either. Deals are relative, but here's how I managed to pay a price I was comfortable with, one not out of line with the sale prices on this forum:

I did a lot of research by reading these forums, for hours. I'd go on craigslist and search the RV section for the word "fiberglass," and when I saw this overpriced little number, I called and asked to see it. When the seller said "You know more about this trailer than I do," we both laughed but I knew that gave me the advantage in bargaining. And it did: I'd never seen a Uhaul before, but I knew what a broken swamp cooler looked like, and that the carpeting, fridge, closet rod, etc., were all mediocre renovations. The moss growing in the window channel helped me identify a leaky seal. I left, saying I'd think about it, called later that day and made an offer and we found a number that worked for both of us.

I guess I'm just recommending ignoring high asking prices in the Northeast market -- sellers are right to think they might find someone with more money than sense, but it doesn't mean they're married to that idea. Do your homework, and offer a friendly but frank assessment to the seller, and bring a check! Best of luck to those still shopping!
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:24 PM   #16
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Well, congratulatons, Julia, and no offense meant!

Enjoy your egg!

I had the same experience with the eBay 16' Scamp I went to look at in Springfield, MA. I ended up showing the owners how several features worked. I probably should have found a way to go into hock and make a winning bid on that one....

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Well, congratulatons, Julia, and no offense meant!

Enjoy your egg!

I had the same experience with the eBay 16' Scamp I went to look at in Springfield, MA. I ended up showing the owners how several features worked. I probably should have found a way to go into hock and make a winning bid on that one....

Thanks, Lee! No offense taken -- I cracked up when I saw this thread that mentioned my exact trailer, and had to answer with my strategy, since it was seriously overpriced, and all of us in this state have to face this sort of buying experience.

Did I mention luck as a major factor? I should have. May you find your next seller on the same sort of day, when they snap and decide that they've shown the darn trailer for the last time
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I know a businessman with a PhD in finance who says, "If they're not complaining, my prices are not high enough!
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