The information listed here is the opinion of the Club's Web Master. It
is not warranted or guarantied in any manner by the Aero Cruiser Classics Club or
any Group or any Individual. Use at your own risk.
How to Sell your Aero Cruisers on the Internet
Listing your Aero Cruisers on our Club's For Sale page
is a free service for members. If you are not a member then you can use this same information to list it for
yourself on one of the "For Sale" sites shown on our club's home page.
These sites are also good for members who want extra exposure. If you post your own ad make sure you include a pointer to the Aero
Cruiser web site for general information, specifications and pictures.
Prospective buyers like to know there is a support system to get help and answer
To get your coach listed on our club site for free, members should send an e-mail to Tom
What is needed is a the information shown in the Aero Cruiser Listing
The first thing to do is to post your ad on the Internet as described
above. The Internet is a good way to contact lots of
people, however, most rigs are sold locally. Free Internet ads are OK, but Paid
ads will reach far more people. Auction sites like eBay are a good way to
sell it fast as long as you set a "Reserve Price" to
your lowest price; it's not free, but it's fast. I highly recommend Craig's
List as one of the best resource to find local buyers and it is free; however,
be aware that you will get bogus offers from Con-Artistes so read the warnings
on Craig's List before listing. Another local listing site is Lycos
Classifieds. I haven't used it but it appears to be similar to Craig's
list with the same advantages and problems. Start with the free Internet ads and local sources so
that potential buyers can help tune your ad before moving on to a paid ad or
Warning about Con-Artistes:
Be aware that you may get bogus offers from Con-Artistes. This is not an
Internet problem; they will try to con you no mater how you advertise; even a
sign in your rig's window. If anybody
wants to send you any kind of check make sure they include a copy of their
drivers license with it. Then, look up their phone number on the Internet
(don't use any number on the check or one that they sent you) and call them to make sure they are who they say they are.
Or even better, drive to the address on their
drivers license and talk to them face to face. Remember, a successful
con-artistes will always appear to be personable, trustworthy, kind and will
have a good story to gain your trust or win your sympathy. The most regretted
statement is "No I trust them; you can tell. They're good
There are Bogus Cashier's Check and Money Order out there!
Check the check! Genuine Personal Checks, Cashier's Check or Money Order
will have secretary features incorporated into them in the form of
micro-printing, water-marks, imbedded fibers and other features not easy to
reproduce. Often these features will be described on the back of the
check, so look for them. If you are not sure, call the bank or company
that issued the Check or Money Order and ask them what to look for before
you deposit it.
the Personal Check, Cashier's Check or Money Order and wait 10 days before
checking with your bank to maker sure the check has cleared. Even if the
bank says the check has cleared, it may still bounce later and the bank will
take the funds from your account.
It's best to
deal face to face with the person you are selling to, know where they live, check them
out and make sure you have the money before turning over the keys to your Aero
Cruiser. Here are some tips
on avoiding scams from Craig's List -- http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html
-- but they apply to any sale on the Internet or from a local source.
Use Local Sources to sell your Aero Cruiser
You should always consider local sources for advertising your Aero Cruiser.
Newspapers, those "Free" Cars-for-sale magazines, clubs and bulletin
boards can work, but some of them are expensive and they don't work as well as
they did before the Internet. You can also sell it through a local RV or Car dealer, but
you are not likely to get your best price through them.
However, by far the most effective way to sell your rig
is to park it where it can be seen with several For Sale signs on it. Wal-Mart, CostCo,
Target, supper markets and hardware stores are always a good bet. Get a friend
to help you. Drive it down in the morning and pick it up at night. Never leave
it overnight without the stores' permission or it may get towed. Park near a
high traffic entrance, and make sure all your sign can be read by both incoming
and outgoing cars. Park in a new location every day or you may get a call from
the store telling you to remove it. Many stores and cities have regulations
against selling on the street and in parking lots so be selective on where you
Sell your Aero Cruiser on Consignment
If you don't want the hassle of selling it your self, consider
contacting a local
dealer to sell your rig on Consignment. Here is a testimonial from one of our
members: I sold my Aero Cruiser. Rick sent me one couple
who offered me $3,500, way below what I wanted for it. So I took it to Starr Automotive on consignment and he
sold it in three days for $16,500.
Send the following information in an E-Mail. Don't make your Description to long or people won't
read it. Do not use all CAPs! Most people consider all CAPITAL LETTERS as
shouting, which is a turn off. If you have pictures, point to them in your
ad but do not send them with your ad. Alternatively your ad can say that you
will send pictures via e-mail to anybody who requests them or put them up on one
of the free picture sites.
How to Point to Pictures in your Listing
There are lots of websites that will display your pictures; however, not all of
them allow anybody to view the pictures. I use Shutterfly.com and allow
anybody to view the pictures. After you have your pictures online, View
them from your web browser, copy the Web Address from your browser.
i.e. http://... and paste it into your listing so it looks like
To see pictures go to http://mycruiser.shutterfly.com/40
How to Copy and send me your Listing
Just "Highlight" the following information in the Aero Cruiser Listing
Then "Copy" the data
and "Paste" it into an e-mail to email@example.com.
Fill out the form after you copy it into the e-mail. Need help? Send me an e-mail and I will send the form to
you so you can fill it out.
Please send your listing to me in an e-mail using the form above, as it makes it
easier for me to list it. The following is what your listing should look
like after you fill in the form and optionally remove any of the comments from
the form. Do not use all
CAPs! Most people consider all CAPITAL LETTERS as
shouting, which is a turn off.
Your full name and address WILL NOT go in the ad but you must include it
so I can check it against the club's membership list.
Name: Jack and Jill Hill
Street: 1234 Hill Street
City, State Zip: Gilroy, CA 95020
Only the information below will go into the listing form:
Make: Aero Cruiser
Length: 23 foot
Model: Rear Bath
Mileage: 59000 miles
Location: Gilroy, CA 95020
Near: San Jose / San Francisco Bay Area
Contact: Jack or Jill
Phone: 408-999-9876 (9:00 am to 9:00 pm Pacific time, call collect!)
The Aero Cruiser is a unique, award-winning, low-profile Class A Motor Home.
Options include: Driver & Passenger Doors, Hydraulic Levelers, Tow
Package, Power Step, Generator with only 62 hours, Roof Rack & Ladder, CB
& Antenna, TV/VCR combo, Upgraded Suspension & Brakes, Nylon Cover, New
Deluxe Driver & Passenger Seats, Newly refurbished 3 way Refrigerator, New Michelin Tires,
Excellently Maintained, All Manuals & Records available.
Request pictures via e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org or
link to my online pictures.