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Bob&Pat

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Posted: 10/25/07 08:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How I Sold My Toad

SOLD! 2005 Sunfire Toad.

Sorry it was not sold to a RV’er to make use of the baseplate and wiring with diodes. About $750.00 value gone to waste.

I did place ads in the irv2 classifieds, escapees website forum and the RV.net free classifieds, none brought any responses in two and half weeks. I also placed two other “free” online classified ads for automobiles on other sites and had no response from those ads.

Sold for $8,950. we paid $11,482. brand new GM had a total of $5,000. in rebates in March, 2005. msrp was $18,375.00 cost of ownership was $2,532.13 for 31 months $81.68 per month. By far the least expensive car I have ever owned. The best trade in offer was $7,100.

I put a for sale sign in the car, also a sign stating 34MPG and “TOAD READY” and put the car on the main highway at the corner of our street. We live near the Algonac State Park most if not all campers pass our street traveling the state park. Hoped it would attract a RV’er but it sold to someone who just liked the car, it took 4 days to sell it. Sold it to the first caller Sunday morning at 10:30am, he had looked at it for a couple of days before calling.

The purchaser asked me to remove the wiring plug receptacle “umbilical cord” and the Break Buddy breakaway. That saves me $75.00 replacement cost for the breakaway. I left the baseplate attached.

Don’t give up on the old ways of doing things they still work.

In 2006 I sold my Yamaha Vino 125 Scooter “toad” displaying it on the corner of our street and my Versa Haul hitch hauler for the scooter was sold the same way. Placed classified ads for the Scooter and Versa Haul and never received any responses back than either.

Sold my 1993 Torch Red Corvette Convertible with White top, it sold in three days on the highway in May of 2005.


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I went to my dealer where I purchased my coach and the sales manager gave a description of my tow dolly to all the salesmen. Within minutes I was receiving phone calls and sold it within one hour for cash and my asking price. My phone rang for 2 weeks afterwards. I must have had 30 phone calls. Not all interested folks were RV'ers either.
I am seriously thinking about buying up used dolly's, cleaning them up and selling them. There sure was a lot of interest in mine. But shortly after teeing off on the first hole I decided golf was more important. The only time I start thinking about working again is if I 3 putt, and even that doesn't last too long either.
By the way it was an inexpensive, as dolly's go, Steihl Tow.


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I know I'm replying to an old post but thought someone may find this useful. I went to trade my dingy (Jeep Wrangler) for a new dingy (Chevy Silverado). The dealer gave me a trade price for my Jeep which I didn't like. I walked. I played the fact the Jeep was equipped for towing behind an RV. I waited for the last day of the month and coincidently the dealership was advertising a sale. I told them that I really wanted to trade but because I had the tow gear, I needed more money for my trade. The used car manager got involved, made a few calls, and I got two grand more than the original offer. Like I said, it could be a coincidence and they really needed to make a deal. Whatever it took, it worked for me.

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Wow I was suprised to see so many Diesel Jeeps on craigslist as they are great toads for a class A

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/


http://stbracing.blogspot.com/


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After some research I found more cars on EBAY than all other sites. Looks like EBAY is the best place to sell or buy a dinghy.

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Posted: 12/19/08 11:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My vote is EBAY. More people looking there than any other site.


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It is just another used car and trying to advertise to those in need of a towable vehicle would severely limit your audience. I personally would be suspicious of mileage posted on odometer if I knew it was a Dinghy.

I traded a Jeep on another Jeep and the dealer removed the Tow brackets because they raised too many questions by potential buyers.

Just an opinion.


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jmcgsd wrote:

I just sold my Suzuki Samurai toad on cragslist. It took 2 days. I was amazed!


I tried to find toads on craigslist, but could not find anything. What did you list yours under?

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JohnnyT wrote:

There has to be other venues where vehicles equipped to be towed can be listed.

JohnnyT


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Very helpful thread. I am just about to put my focus up for sale. I wasn't sure if I should remove the roadmaster baseplate or not.
I figure it will go fast as there is still almost a year left on factory warranty.
Should I take the baseplate off or try and sell it and explain what it is for?
Do people have better luck selling as a tow or private sale locally?

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