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Old 26-12-2012, 18:22
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Default Atlas Mirage 12x35 2002 model...guess the price?

Just looking through the web and found a Atlas Mirage 12x35 2002 model on a well known park. Now, bear in mind I got a deal on my 10x30 2002 Atlas mirage and the only difference is another small bedroom, a tad wider and a seperate loo-I paid-sited 6300 a year and a half ago and we haggled-good deal I thought. However, this other van is listed at...wait for it...are you ready...













...18200! Yep, 18200! Last year I had the option of buying a new van for that! Now, you can call be picky, but I don't give a monkeys if the site is paved in gold and the owner calls around tucking you up in bed on a night...no 2002 Atlas Mirage, sited, is worth that money.

Also, on the same site they're selling a 1992 Coslalt Torbay for 9,995! Nice to see old vans being re-used but chuffing hell, there is making dosh on a van and making dosh. I guess there still must be some money out there...wish I had some

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Old 26-12-2012, 19:13
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Ridiculous, makes your blood boil I am all for someone making a living but the word robbery comes to mind,at the end of the day many people buy vans on a whim/spur of the moment and if they don't do there homework they are going to be well rippped off, I paid 4250 for a 2000 Abi with c/h and d/g and fully decked with years ground rent paid, now thats what you get by doing your homework and being able to haggle. Besides not being able to afford to pay tens of thousands for a van, I would rather buy a log cabin if I had the money, surely they must be better value and last longer, any thoughts on this ?
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Old 26-12-2012, 19:24
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Yes ... as many of us must be aware, the whole "static caravan scene" can be a bit of a Mug's Game if you're not careful.

Meanwhile ... do the "rules" permit the site in question to be Named and Shamed (if only as a warning to the gullible, vulnerable ... whomever)?
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Old 26-12-2012, 19:56
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Yes ... as many of us must be aware, the whole "static caravan scene" can be a bit of a Mug's Game if you're not careful.

Meanwhile ... do the "rules" permit the site in question to be Named and Shamed (if only as a warning to the gullible, vulnerable ... whomever)?
Not allowed to be named but perhaps via a Private message if you felt you had to know

It is a buyer beware industry, so you must do your homework, although you are correct greybeard people will still get caught out. That is not to say if you are careful and research properly you can avoid the pitfalls.
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Old 26-12-2012, 20:20
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Wish i had a 2002 Atlas to sell .............................
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Old 26-12-2012, 21:32
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There is no such thing as a bargain in the static van game unless you buy privately .However,the true power is with the buyer they dont need to buy and can walk away from any van offerred to them.
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Old 26-12-2012, 21:44
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Not a truer word Shuggy, your right what you say if the price is not right just walk away, have a rough idea what you want to pay and don't be talked into paying more. Make an offer and leave your tel number if they want a sale they will contact you. I think the only problem is when you have your heart set on one site, then its difficult to settle for second best. Think we were very very lucky we got the only site we were interested in and managed to get a good deal.
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Old 26-12-2012, 22:41
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Has anyone on here ever done anything but lost money when selling a static caravan sited on a holiday park?
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Old 26-12-2012, 23:12
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Has anyone on here ever done anything but lost money when selling a static caravan sited on a holiday park?
To be fair you shouldn't expect to make any money on a van, however there are a few owners on here in a weaker moment might concede to a small profit on the odd van
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Old 26-12-2012, 23:18
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No naming and shaming as this is not forum protocol. And as BM90 puts it you should always never expect to make any money on a van but, the prices I spotted for the vans prices just staggered me. I mean who in there right mind would pay nearly 10k for a 20 year old van?

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