So, whether you’ve had your current caravan for a number of years, or it was one you bought as you were just getting interested in this new pastime and way of holidaying and you’re now looking to upgrade or just switch it out for a newer one. What do you do? Well, we’ve covered this subject extensively here at Caravan Helper, so we would recommend you check out our posts on caravan part-exchange and buying a new caravan.
Looking at those guides, though, you could be forgiven for not being excited about the potentially long and drawn out process selling your caravan might be. Which is why you may consider the prospect of We Buy Any Caravans or a similar service.
However, as you will see from this post, it may be more time-consuming and a bigger hassle, but the compromises you make to benefit from a quicker service as offered by those sites may not actually be worth it.
First, let’s give an overview of what this service entails.
What is We Buy Any Caravan?
Although you may not have realised there was a tourer version of this kind of businesses, sites offering We Buy Any Caravan-style services operate in very much the same way. They offer free valuations and quick decisions on buying your caravan or tourer. Which is why people find them so appealing.
Rather than having to go through the rigmarole of putting it up for sale on classified sites, through eBay or speaking to a dealership, you can just go through their site and they will make you an offer in next to no time at all.
Sounds awesome, right?
Is It Worth It?
Well, similarly to as it is with the car version of this business, the problem is that they are a business and need to make money. So, rather than offering you a fair price on your tourer, they will offer you a greatly reduced price. Often 20% below what it’s actually worth.
What’s more, they often will only offer that kind of deal on caravans that are in impeccable condition.
So, although you are saving some time and hassle, it might be the difference between getting a good deal and not. While it may take some time to sell your caravan more traditional ways, and you may still have to reduce your asking price, you have a better chance of getting close to that asking price.
With We Buy Any Caravans-style businesses there is not a lot of room for negotiation, so when they make an offer, they expect you to take it.
Our recommendation would be to think very carefully before selling your caravan that way. Get quotes and valuations from other sources and don’t just take what their valuation suggests as being the actual worth of your vehicle.
Of course, if you are just looking to get rid of an old and busted up caravan and don’t care what price they give you, this is a great service.
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