Originally Posted by Franswa
I'm on the island and I bought from another island...LOL....(Saltspring).....the way I handled it I sort of made a deal with the owner over the phone: For me to travel to the "island" he had to hold the trailer, at his asking price, till I got there (that same day)....and after inspection, if it was really the way he decribed it in the ad I would give him his price....if he had "lied" in the ad (me finding non advertized problems) I would then make him an offer......it's really the only way to handle it...you don't want to land in Nanaimo, call the guy to find out he just sold it to somebody....
Good advise - the nice ones do vanish off the market fast. I did the same as above when I purchased my trailer but the seller had to give me 24 hours to get there - it was in Idaho and I am in Vancouver. He agreed. The seller told me he had several folks telling him he should not wait for me to get there and just sell it to them! Lucky for me he was a man of his word!!!
As we are having such great warm weather and the first long week-end of this years summer camping is fast approaching the trailer market is HOT. If your serious about the trailer and it has not gone yet (if it was on the mainland its a good bet it would be gone already) you should call the seller (don't waste time with email) and firm something up with the seller fast. You do have the fact the trailer is located on the island which tends to reduce its visibility/easy access resulting in it *possible* being on the market a few days longer than it would if it was easy to get to see here on the mainland - its actual location on the island is in your favour as well... but I would not count on it!
How hot is the market currently - On Thursday a used Escape
trailer of the size that I have been keeping my eyes open for was posted for sale
at 6:30 PM - by the time I saw the listing less than 24 hours later, it had a buyer and at least one other in line waiting for the first guy to fail to close as agreed, as well as a couple of other seriously intreasted buyers, so no point in even putting my name on the waiting list!!