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General Buying Guidelines
Wed, 07/28/2010 - 9:46am
Use common sense and good buying procedures at all times.
- If you can't inspect the trailer personally or a trusted friend inspect it for you, don't buy it! We repeat - Do not part with your money on a trailer you or a trusted friend have not viewed in person. Photos don't count as "seeing" the trailer. They could be stolen photos off of the Internet.
- If they want to ship it to you through a service sight unseen, don't buy it! They will assure you that some type of shipping service like Amazon or Ebay will ship with a guaranteed money back offer. You will NEVER see your money again! Another ongoing scam is the "I'm out of the country for a wedding, or some type of crisis, and will need to use a shipping service." Many times they pose as a U.S. Military person to gain your trust.
- Never send money in advance of any amount. You risk losing it. Most all legitimate sellers will allow you a day or two to drive to their location to inspect the trailer before payment is expected.
- If you can't match the VIN on an existing legitmate title to the VIN on the trailer, don't buy it! (Some states don't issue titles on trailers this size, so be extra cautious if dealing with one of those situations.)
- Verify title and title procedures with the state motor vehicle department prior to purchasing, both in the seller's state and title requirements in your state.
- If it sounds too good to be true, then it is!
- Molded Fiberglass RV's bring very good resale prices based on condition and usually sell very well. Make sure you are an educated buyer before pursuing the "deals." There are occasional super deals, but there are so many seasoned molded fiberglass hobbyists, restorers, etc., pursuing them that they are usually gone within four hours of listing if they're legitimate.
- Another buying tip and this is a BIG ONE: Do not ask the seller "Is this still available?" or "Is this still for sale?" or any version closely related to that. We know this seems like a harmless question, but when you are trying to sell a trailer and every single contact you get asks "Is this still available?" it becomes very annoying to the seller. Some sellers get so fed up with it they won't even respond to a buyer who asks that question. Trust us on this one!!! So just proceed in your email or phone call like the trailer is available. If it is not, the seller will tell you then.
- Directly Contact Seller! If you see a trailer you are interested in purchasing, we recommend that you never waste time with posting comments on the ad. We have seen time and time again that while a buyer messes around with posting a comment and waiting on a response, another buyer is directly contacting the seller using the contact info posted in the ad and they get the jump on you. If you want the trailer, please directly contact the seller.
While we're not responsible for the content of seller or buyer posts (See our ad disclaimer), we are part of the Molded Fiberglass Family and we want this experience to be as legitimate and as enjoyable as it can be for each and every one of you. We won't tolerate illegal or objectionable postings and will take action as quickly as we can when we become aware of these type of activities.
Again, please be careful in your transactions and make sure they are legitimate sellers before proceeding. If you have questions about a transaction, please feel free to ask us about it.
Happy camping, and we hope to meet each of you out there in your new "eggs" over the years ahead.