OH BOY...trying to sell my Winnebago was a real headache
Now, maybe since this was my first rodeo selling one I may have had greater expectations than I should have but I never got a single "real" call on my unit and I was extremely well priced and my ads were pretty good.
I know that especially up north this is a bad time to sell but with my price I was expecting at least someone to test the waters a bit.
CL - all I got was spammed by "pretty girl" in skimpy clothes asking me for dates. It may have been free but now worth the crap.
RVT.COM & RVTrader.COM were each about $100 but no leads. In fact, they generated lots of brokers and companies saying they had aggressive marketing to help sell my home.
IRV2 classifieds free but nothing seemed to come of that.
RV Registry, well, I let myself get suckered into that. $299 wasted. I'm feeling embarrassed for that one.
MHSRV & PPL are places I think I could have gotten some great buys if I had sold my MH. They are high volume, deep discount sellers and thus high volume, deep discount buyers too. That means very low offers for buying or taking a used MH in as trade.
This week my salesman that we worked with for my Winnebago called me about something he got that he knew we would like to look at. On Saturday we saw it and made a deal on a 2006 Newmar DSDP 4320 and I got a trade in value better than my asking sale price. I know, it's a numbers game but the cash purchase price was well within my my idea of what would have been a very good buy. I'm glad to be done with the whole process.
Still, gonna miss my Winnebago. It was a great start. When we bought it we didn't know what we didn't know.
We learned a lot with it and about what we wanted and needed for our future FT plans. Someone is going to get a great MH when they buy it.
2 big recommendations:
1. Get a throw away email address. Google has some pretty good spam filters.
2. Consider getting a cheap cell phone plan and use that for your ad. Once you get the job done you can just toss it. Alternatively, you could get a google voice number. I have one and it does a lot of stuff for free. It also has some pretty good tools to stop spam calls and block calls. Lots of other nice features for general use.