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Old 05-08-2016, 10:04 AM   #21
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I tried to trade in my 2015 jayco jayflight 23 rb, like new, only 6 months old at best. I was offered 10 grand, I laughed. I had paid around 16 grand when I bought it. I went ahead with the deal and put the jayco up for sale on my own. I then was trying to buy a jayco 34rsbs from RV One, they were going to sell me the 34rsbs for a very low price, and they offered me only 8 grand. I could understand kind of since I was getting such a low price on the new unit.

I ended up trading it in on my florida unit locally, they gave me $14 grand. I noticed that it sold the other day for $13,900. NADA lists it as $14,200 average retail and $10,800 low retail. So not very far off.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:43 PM   #22
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"I understand that NADA has to have some standard to set prices. However, they are continuously looking at stale numbers. And, can the dealers skew the numbers? That's the numbers they will be using for trades."





Despite what you might think, the majority of dealerships are not going to take the time to manipulate the numbers they report in an attempt to sway NADA values. We use the guides to judge trade values and selling prices. What would the win be? If there is a handful spending the time to do that it, is not going to change the averages by much. Unless it's a conspiracy theory your working on!
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Old 05-10-2016, 12:47 AM   #23
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I tried to sell my fiver last year. After comparing mine with several similar units for sale on national websites I priced to match lowest price competitor which was $5,000 under NADA low retail. Sat for almost 3 months on several websites. Never got a single call...I don't put much stock in NADA prices.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:46 AM   #24
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I tried to sell my fiver last year. After comparing mine with several similar units for sale on national websites I priced to match lowest price competitor which was $5,000 under NADA low retail. Sat for almost 3 months on several websites. Never got a single call...I don't put much stock in NADA prices.
When we had a mint condition Lance slide-in camper for sale on some paid websites, we never got a bite. We advertised it for free on Craigslist.org and sold it well over NADA in a couple of weeks. I tried to cancel the website listing and the effort was for naught. Over a year later, I got an interested party, so it was still showing on those paid sites. The sites do that so that they can show volume of ads.

A few suggestions:
*Advertise on CL because that is the go-to site to buy and sell. You will also get local buyers.
*Don't undersell what you have. Under-priced would indicate the unit is not up to par. It is also a trait of a scammer.
*Detail the inside and outside.
*Take a lot of pictures. Craigslist allows a lot of them.
*Give a very detailed description of what you are selling. Show people you have a great camper and have maintained it. Buyers will actually read your information.
*Provided the unit is in excellent shape, price it high, at or above the high NADA.

I give these suggestions because it has proven to work time and time again. When we have had buyers and we explain, some of the features, they tell us that they have read it in the ad.
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:30 AM   #25
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Our unit has been on CL for months, as well as being listed here, and never got a single call on it other than 3rd party sellers who want commission because they 'already have a buyer lined up'. I set the price at the low retail NADA, and have now dropped it even lower, and still nothing.


It really depends on the market. Since these are such high ticket items, people tend to go to dealers because they can get financing lined up all in one shot.

We decided to just keep it and use it on one of our other lots at the lake if it doesn't sell. I won't give it away or eat a huge $ amount to get rid of it. We put a significant amount of cash down when we bought it and our asking price is in no way unreasonable.
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:26 PM   #26
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I see your dilemma on financing. However, a buyer with good credit would have little trouble getting financing and ideally, you are looking at a cash buyer. As I tell DW, it only takes patience and one right contact.

What I am going to suggest is contrary to your thinking, but it is what I would do in your situation. Post it on Craigslist in the nearest large metropolitan area. Put the price back up to where you feel you can negotiate with a realistic buyer to get your price. As mentioned earlier, a very low price could mean the item is not in good condition, it's a scammer, or it is a forced sale. People will shy away. Post the maximum number of pictures and give a very detailed written description front to rear, outside and in. You may even offer to deliver it a reasonable distance if someone wanted it on a permanent site.

Get as many key words in the ad as you can so buyers searching those words will see your ad. Words like camper, RV, 5th wheel, trailer, permanent site, and even competitive brand names. Craigslist is able to key those text words so they come up on a search. Once you have posted the ad, go on craigslist and see how many of those words will key in on your ad. Add more if you can think of more. It is worth the effort.

Each Friday delete the ad. Yes, remove it, not renew,delete it. All of your work is not gone. The ad, text description and pictures, is still there. Once deleted, you have a box in the upper left corner for an immediate "repost" this ad. Click on it, make any changes, click through the pictures box and it comes up as an unpublished draft. Enter the post. It now come up front as a new ad on the weekend when people have time to look. The old ad is gone, so there is no time stamp showing how long it has been advertised. I can't count how many times this little trick has worked. There have actually been times where we got a call within an hour of reposting. This works, because the ad is fresh and people get bored after 20 ads.

Honestly, if I didn't know this system works, I would not have wasted my time suggesting this.
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Old 05-11-2016, 10:25 AM   #27
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PenJoe,

Was the CL information directed towards my post regarding the lack of calls? If so, thank you. I have been buying and selling off of CL for years and do employee that strategy.


Thankfully we are in no hurry to sell the camper since we can and will still use it while we finish the work needed on the property. I listed it just because each year it depreciates more and this was a good time to test the waters.
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