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Posted: 12/12/20 09:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bionic Man wrote:

I'll come on the other side of most of the opinions here.

First, it is a regular occurrence (especially in todays COVID world) for a car dealer to bring a vehicle to a prospective buyers house for them to inspect and test drive it.....


Wow. I've never heard of that. Color me surprised.

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Posted: 12/12/20 10:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MikeDupont wrote:

Bionic Man wrote:

I'll come on the other side of most of the opinions here.

First, it is a regular occurrence (especially in todays COVID world) for a car dealer to bring a vehicle to a prospective buyers house for them to inspect and test drive it.....


Wow. I've never heard of that. Color me surprised.


True - although the dealer makes a deal first, subject to a buyer approving after test drive complete. You can still back out, but they generally want the deal ready-to-go, and the trade goes back with the driver if the deal completes.

It's not a 'shopping tool' in that sense. Not sure if every dealer is the same, or how far the 'delivery - test drive' will travel.


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DO NOT SEND HIM THE MONEY BACK!!!!!! If it was cash then OK, but if he sent you a check, I can almost guarantee that it is fake, and once you send him his money back, he will go to your bank, and cash it and then the check will end up bouncing!!


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Perfect example that when I accept a deposit I write, "Non refundable but will be applied to the final sale price".

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Very sorry for your loss. Tell the buyer not to contact you again. The deal is off - because there was no $ exchanged, never a promise you would bring the rig to him, or deny him the opportunity to see it. He's either lying or just plain wrong about the credit union!


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Posted: 12/15/20 06:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Update:

I did send the couple their money back. Not because I had to, but I did not want to hear from him again. I didn't need the money and decided to be done, done, done with him.

Yesterday a new owner took possession of Phaeton Place. This man had contacted me as soon as my ad went live. He called for several days in a row, then said he wanted to come look at her. . . from Alabama! When he arrived yesterday, he had already pre-signed wiring instructions from his bank and they had my information. He did a thorough walk through, then called his bank and initiated the transfer. It is all complete and posted. I spent six hours with him going over things and answering questions. I told him I had not taught that long and hard since I quit teaching! LOL But it was enjoyable. He has an RV he is selling, not a DP, but he is familiar with all the systems, etc. He has a friend who is a CAT mechanic who will be taking over the regular maintenance on the coach. He is a very nice man, by himself, but with a mildly handicapped family member he watches.

He actually offered me more than the first guy so I threw in all the freebies I had. Macerator, 30' 50A extension cord, macerator hose, water filters, water softener, spare tire, Patriot Brake, etc. He had brought his tow bar because he wasn't sure his toad would match my tow bar. Good thing because it didn't. So I loaned him tools to remove my tow bar, which he is keeping, and then once at his camp 4 miles away, he is swapping out the tow bar. He has a friend coming from a nearby town today to help him go through things. He is heading back home tomorrow, so Phaeton PLace will leave me forever. I told my son I cried when I drove her the last time, but that was better than crying cause I couldn't sell her!

It's all good. Thanks for all your advice. I have learned a lot and I know she has gone to a good home. I will still be RVing in MinnieMee when the dust all clears. Eventually I will sell/trade her for a Leisure Travel Van hopefully.

Blessings to all and stay safe out there.

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Posted: 12/15/20 07:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great outcome to your saga of rv selling. Wishing you all the best.


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Posted: 12/15/20 08:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And THAT is how an RV sale should go!! It's stunning how many memories are jogged when selling one (In my case, it was memories of my late "soulmate dog" who had traveled every mile of our Class C's life, as I cleaned it in preparation for selling it) and shedding tears over their sale is understandable. But your RV went to a good home, and now you can look forward to new adventures! Happy camping!
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Posted: 12/15/20 02:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Scottiemom wrote:

...and I know she has gone to a good home.


I had that feeling when we sold out first TT. Funny how inanimate things can affect us.
Congrats on the smooth sale!

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