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Am I just too particular or are these folks just stupid?

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#1 fish dog

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 01:10 PM

Ok, here's the deal.  I've been thinking about buying a small used travel trailer.  I'm not gung-ho going for it, I'm just kicking tires right now.  As I peruse the ads people post on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, RV Trader, etc. I've noticed a somewhat high percentage (IMHO) of the ads with pictures of these trailers that, frankly, surprise me.  Now it's not the majority of them by any stretch of the imagination, maybe as little as, say, 15% just by a guess but it just amazes me when I see these.  The pictures I'm talking about are pictures of the interior of these trailers and they look like someone just got back from a l-o-n-g camping trip and were just too exhausted to clean up.  There are dirty dishes in the sink, beds unmade, clothing strewn about, and trash sitting on the tables and counters. I mean, come on people, you're trying to see the damn thing.  Why wouldn't you take a few minutes to tidy up the trailer before you snapped a couple pictures on your cell phone?  I see stuff like that and the first thing I think is if they couldn't be bothered to clean up the thing for pictures how much of the maintenance has been blown off too?  


(edit:  Just thought I'd throw in an example...)



Edited by fish dog, 05 November 2018 - 01:12 PM.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 01:22 PM

Yep I agree a few minutes to tidy up would go a long ways in selling

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 01:28 PM

  When I have been in the market for something used be it a vehicle , RV, or whatever, the first thing I pay attention to is the is how well it looks. If it has not been maintained on the outside, chances are little other maintenance has been done. People generally try to make what ever they are selling presentable but even at that you can tell whether it has been cleaned up just for sale or if that is how they always kept it. I would not even consider buying something that look like that.  




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Posted 05 November 2018 - 08:06 PM

Maybe they are still living in it... Ed F

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 01:27 AM

That’s why some people study marketing in school. I look at the “OfferUp app every day just for entertainment. Sometimes it takes a minute to see the item they are selling amid the clutter.

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:38 AM

I would say the folks are not too particular.

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 08:39 PM

So do the ones who take the cluttery crappy dingy pictures get offending when you make a more low-ball offer?

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