Rv Internet Auctions: Dos And Don’ts
Online Auctions are showing up on the internet everywhere through sites such as eBay etc. The sellers of these RVs can be private individuals who are selling their personal RV as well as dealerships selling both new and used RVs from their inventory. Every type of RV you can imagine is available on-line. Doing your research is the best weapon you can have as a consumer when approaching a bidding purchase. If you put in the time, you can get some really good deals. Note that even If you have to arrange financing for your purchase of new or used RVs you can do that on these auction sites as well. These online auction sites require that you register with them before you can bid on items or list items with them. If you are planning to bid on used RVs online, you need to know a couple of facts about online auctions.
There are several ways an RV could be listed. Some used RVs may have a reserve price on them, in other words there will be a minimum price that the seller will accept. If that price is not met, the RV will not be sold. Then there are some RVs that will have a buy it now price. A buy it now price is for those purchasing individuals that really want the RV and do not want to go through the bidding process. Then there are the pure auctions, which simply put means the highest bidder wins. Time limits on all of these auctions play a critical role because once the time expire bids will no longer be accepted.
On-Site Auctions are the more traditional types of auctions that have been around for decades. You go to the auction site and in most cases you are given the opportunity to view the RVs that are going up for bid that day. Once again by doing your research and comparing market value to the retail values, you can come out with a ‘steal’ of a deal. In the end a lot of it depends on who you are bidding against for the RV you want.
One of the most important things you should do before you place your first bid is decide the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the RV you are going to bid on. It is very important that as a buyer, once you start bidding to no bid over the maximum price that you are willing to pay. A lot of internet consumers tend to get caught up in the excitement of the bidding war and overbid (simply because you do not want to be defeated by the person that is bidding against you). Refrain from letting your competitive drive affect your purchasing style because irrational bidding decisions can truly make or break your bargain. Another key factor to remember is that when the bidding is over and you have won, you are required to make a payment usually within the same day. By using these simple guidelines as you search for the perfect rig you are on your way to becoming an informed consumer and a steal deal finding pro.