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Atlee wrote:

You have to figure out what your final bottom line. What you will actually sell it for. Then add several thousand dollars to that figure. That's what you would advertise it for.

If it were me, I'd add several thousand to the top retail number given by NADA. Then you have room to come down some and still be above what you will sell it for.


Please don't take this advice. Unless you are a dealer your unit will sit and sit. When selling privately the units that move quickest and easiest are the ones priced very close to what you want. You will get way more interest in your TT if you price it this way. Put yourself in the buyers shoes. You see a TT that you feel based on your research is worth $15k. Private owner is asking $19k. Do you want to offer him $15k and waste your time even seeing it knowing that a PP sale is harder to negotiate to what you want to pay. Remember, some sellers think their unit is worth more than a comparable unit. They've taken great pride and care of it but that doesn't always translate to a unit selling for thousands more. They don't want to negotiate even though logic says it is overpriced. It is just too awkard to negotiate big dollars with a private party. I would price it no more than $1k over my bottom line price. Good luck.

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Cecilt wrote:

Atlee wrote:

You have to figure out what your final bottom line. What you will actually sell it for. Then add several thousand dollars to that figure. That's what you would advertise it for.

If it were me, I'd add several thousand to the top retail number given by NADA. Then you have room to come down some and still be above what you will sell it for.


Please don't take this advice. Unless you are a dealer your unit will sit and sit. When selling privately the units that move quickest and easiest are the ones priced very close to what you want. You will get way more interest in your TT if you price it this way. Put yourself in the buyers shoes. You see a TT that you feel based on your research is worth $15k. Private owner is asking $19k. Do you want to offer him $15k and waste your time even seeing it knowing that a PP sale is harder to negotiate to what you want to pay. Remember, some sellers think their unit is worth more than a comparable unit. They've taken great pride and care of it but that doesn't always translate to a unit selling for thousands more. They don't want to negotiate even though logic says it is overpriced. It is just too awkard to negotiate big dollars with a private party. I would price it no more than $1k over my bottom line price. Good luck.


I agree that adding too much above the bottom line one is willing to sell for will scare off some (lots) of potential buyers. But putting a price on it that's too close to your bottom line will lose potential buyers also.

It's almost a given that a potential buyer will offer less than what you're asking. The seller had better have enough room to accomidate the offer and counter offer.

Obviously, you want to ask enough to be able to come down to what you want, but not so low that you leave money on the table.


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Fortunately. It is paid for. So what ever I get will go against the new TT. Paid For????? Hmmm. That sounds pretty good huh. Maybe the kids can sleep in a tent.


Yes it does, and yes they can.

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Good luck Terry...we were looking at trading in our camper last year for a MH. The few dealers we talked to would not even come close to what we needed (NADA was pretty much in line with payoff). I would say put a sign on it and put it up for sale for what you think. If it doesn't sell after a while, lower the price some.


Fortunately. It is paid for. So what ever I get will go against the new TT. Paid For????? Hmmm. That sounds pretty good huh. Maybe the kids can sleep in a tent.


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E&J push'n wind wrote:

Just a thought! If the parents of the GB's is able to help out in any way, get the best price you can of course but price it to move quickly and see what they can contribute. It could make up the difference and get you into a new unit faster. That way they have the benefit of being able to go camping with you without having to shell out the full price of an RV and all of you benefit from having the added room. Again, just a thought.


We did think of that. But then. I don't really want to involve them in paying for MY TT. If I let then help pay for it, I then give them some say so over it. I don't want to seem selfis. But, I don't want to see my TT going down the road without me.

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Good luck Terry...we were looking at trading in our camper last year for a MH. The few dealers we talked to would not even come close to what we needed (NADA was pretty much in line with payoff). I would say put a sign on it and put it up for sale for what you think. If it doesn't sell after a while, lower the price some.


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