Join Date: Mar 2008
My Motorhome: A Caravan of all things !!
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All of your ideas have good and bad points to them.
Only you can determine which is the best for you.
I sold a £30K MH privately via the CMC’s “For Sale” section. I was contacted by a chap who was interested, he asked all of the “right” questions so clearly knew EXACTLY what he was looking at buying model wise. He drove down from a long way North.
I insisted on proof of his identity/address and took his photograph (all of which he readily agreed to) and then the purchaser transferred funds, via direct bank transfer into my account using HIS laptop. I then used MY laptop to check the funds had arrived and then transferred them, via bank transfer straight into another account. I got about £5K more than I had been offered in PX.
I also had the usual “It’s exactly what I want, my car is broken, can you bring it to xxxxx and I will pay you the asking price” type of phone calls. They were all advised “If you want it, come and see it and we will then go to the bank to get funds transferred” None of them took me up on that offer!
So be very careful, a genuine buyer will be open and happy to jump through some hoops. ANY reticence is a clear signal not to proceed.
P.s. Or PX it, but be aware you will never get as much money as you will privately.
Its not the destination that matters.
It's who you share the journey with (even if like me, it’s in a caravan!)
I am very fortunate to have Mrs Plodd to share mine with