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!