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Three Great Techniques To Help You Find Great Deals On RVs For Sale By Owner

March 12th, 2010 No comments

If you’re looking for a used rv, one of the best things to do is bypass the dealer and go directly to the private party. Sales prices are generally lower private party, plus you can usually cut better deals with them since they are emotionally involved. Below I will give you three excellent techniques to find the best deals on rvs for sale by owner.
1. Look in the classified section of old newspapers. The longer the owner has had their rv up for sale without any luck, the more they will usually cut off the price. I typically like to start with newspapers at least 2 months old. The best way to get a hold of these is just start saving them and plan on buying in 2-3 months. You can also ask around to see if anyone saved their newspapers.
2. Check out craigslist.com. Look at the older listings first. And only call on the new listings if they have a very low listing price. You will find that several people will list the same thing over and over again. Reserve calling these for last. The more proactive people are in selling the more they typically expect from the sale. (But that doesn’t mean you can’t find great deals from proactive sellers, just know what you’re getting into.)
3. Last, check out other sites on the internet where people have listed their RV for sale. Several of these sites charge a bit of money to list and the owners expect a response in return. But most often these sites don’t do what they advertise and the owner is left wanting more than ever to get rid of their RV. I have found this last technique to be very effective. You can find these sites by googling “rvs for sale by owner” or something of that effect. There are only about 20 – 30 to look through. Three to four hours of solid search will turn up 85% – 90% of all the motorhomes or rvs for sale by owner listed in your area.
I have found each of these techniques very effective at finding great deals. One thing to remember is that before you call the owner; find out the market value so you know what kind of a deal you’re looking at. You can find this info at kbb.com or nada.com. Good luck & happy hunting!