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01 Oct 2020 @ 15:02:28 pm
Philip
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Hi Guys, I will be going on retirement next year and am eager to buy a caravan for my intended travels. I saw an advert for a 2001 Jurgens CI Gypsey in a pretty good condition.  What is the maximum I should pay for such a caravan?

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01 Oct 2020 @ 17:12:23 pm
Chuck Norris
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Praat met Flip en Tilla. Of gaan lees hul rebriek op hul web tuiste.

 

 

Al weer oppad iewers heen.
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01 Oct 2020 @ 17:12:53 pm
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Welkom hier op die forum.

 

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01 Oct 2020 @ 17:46:31 pm
Fred
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Depends on what model it is.  I suggest you do as much as possible research looking at prices advertised, visiting second hand dealers and very importantly, try and get someone with knowledge to help you look at possible buys. That is obviously what you have started doing already and giving yourself enough time to do a thorough job.  People that have been caravaning for a long time, get to know where the weak spots in a caravan is that you have to look out when buying second hand.  There are members on this Forum living in the Western Cape.  I suggest you update your profile indicating at least where you are situated.  That will make it easier to get contact with people that can help.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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01 Oct 2020 @ 19:00:49 pm
Philip
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Thanks guys for the advice and the welcome. I will definitely do research before buying.  The seller wants R100 000 for the caravan.

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01 Oct 2020 @ 20:26:30 pm
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Flip en Tilla is op die oomblik daar onder in die Kaap.

Flip sal jou kan help soos Fred hier bo Al's noem.

Onthou dit gaan nie altyd oor die prys wat die karavaan kos nie, maar die regte een vir jou behoefte.

 

 

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01 Oct 2020 @ 21:05:51 pm
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R100.000 klink bietjie baie vir n 2001 model wa. Daar is baie 2005 en boontoe waens in daai prysklas. Behalwe as daar duur ekstras soos movers ensovoorts op is

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02 Oct 2020 @ 05:40:58 am
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Hi and welcome. Your post doesn't say what model it is. Some models are much more popular and better designed than others and therefore fetch higher prices.

I have done lots of research on prices of different models over the last few years. Mainly window shopping and wishful thinking☺️. There are huge differences in prices at times for the same models often depending on what the seller thinks the van is worth and what it is actually worth. There are lots of Smouses out there as well who buy used vans, clean them up a bit and resell for vastly inflated prices.

You are welcome to contact me on +2774 738 0109 for any advice. Via WhatsApp if you prefer.

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03 Oct 2020 @ 06:58:17 am
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I guess right now, with most of us feeling the pinch, it is a buyers market. R100 k is a lot of money. Bear in mind that it is difficult to finance such an old caravan so any potential buyer will have to haul out cash.

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03 Oct 2020 @ 08:30:45 am
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My guess is that if one can wait a few months with the purchase of a second hand caravan it will probably be available for around twenty percent less because the financial crisis will force many people to sell non-essentials.

If I were in the market for a caravan before Christmas I would hire one for my vacation anticipating a huge drop in prices after the festive season.

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04 Oct 2020 @ 11:53:09 am
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Greetings Philip, 

If this is the first time buying a van, I would suggest you start by compiling a list of your requirements, what you actually want and or need in a caravan to suite your camping style.

Don't forget things like caravan storage, towing vehicle, road or bundu camping, number of people you need to house. This will go a long way in pointing you in the direction of a caravan most suited to your actual requirements, Wallet, style and so on.

 At the top of this page there is a section "Classified " which will give you an idea of the models available for sale and the prices being asked. In the section " Products " you will find most of the various makers, this might help to settle on a make, model and year to suite you.

Good luck in you search.  Stay Safe

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05 Oct 2020 @ 06:52:44 am
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To give an indication that caravan was selling for under R80 000 in 2001.  The caravan is currently 19 years old.  Yes the value of the caravan do climb with about R25K in 10 to 12 years but there after the value do go down.

The rate of the value dropping then depends on the real condition of the caravan.

I personally would offer R90 000.  And also have the caravan checked out by a local dealer.  Any problems found the original owner must fix or the price of fixing it is deducted from the negotiated price.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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05 Oct 2020 @ 11:24:19 am
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Ek dink nie karavaan pryse gaan in die volgende paar maande daal nie. Ek het onlangs met n handelaar in Pretoria omgewing gesels....hulle sê die afgelope 2 maande was nog hul beste maande ooit sedert hul besigheid begin doen het.....hulle het basies dubbel die hoeveelheid waens verkoop as wat hul normaal weg hierdie tyd verkoop. Ek het laas week by Discovery Campworld gaan loer, daar was lanklaas so min karavane gewees....daai vloer is baie leeg, terwyl hul vroeer vanjaar sò vol was dat hul nie nog waens kon inneem nie

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05 Oct 2020 @ 13:06:15 pm
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Ek dink nie karavaan pryse gaan in die volgende paar maande daal nie. Ek het onlangs met n handelaar in Pretoria omgewing gesels....hulle sê die afgelope 2 maande was nog hul beste maande ooit sedert hul besigheid begin doen het.....hulle het basies dubbel die hoeveelheid waens verkoop as wat hul normaal weg hierdie tyd verkoop. Ek het laas week by Discovery Campworld gaan loer, daar was lanklaas so min karavane gewees....daai vloer is baie leeg, terwyl hul vroeer vanjaar sò vol was dat hul nie nog waens kon inneem nie

Vir ses maande was die karavaan handelaars gesluit, en is dit te verstane dat daar 'n stormloop sou wees na die produk net na heropening, 'n kunsmatige borrel - amper soos met die drankwinkels. Die eerste paar dae was daar 'n toeloop vir die voggies, en nou is besigheid vêr onder normale begroting.

Wat min voorraad betref, sakemanne wat hulle besigheid verstaan hou nie voorraad op die vloer nie, want dit kos geld. Hoekom dit doen as net een voorbeeld van elk nodig is met 'n vinnige afleweringsdiens van 'n vervaardiger af?

Kom ons kyk wat gebeur na Nuwejaar. My raaiskoot is dat daar dan 'n ooraanbod gaan wees algaande die finansiële knyp luukshede oorbodig gaan maak in begrotings. Ons weet mos hoe min van die nuwer karavane vir kontant gekoop is, en hoe lank afbetalingstermyne gerek word. Dit lyk alreeds besonder besig op die Facebook karavane te koop afdeling. 

As ek beriggewing reg verstaan gaan oorde ook net beperkte getalle mag huisves, soos duidelik in Kruger te sien is. Met 'n regulerende kwota op staanplekke oor die feestyd sien ek nie dat die aanvraag na karavane 'n oplewing gaan toon soos tradisioneel voor die feestyd nie. Inteendeel, ek wonder wat vooruit betaalde kampeerders se situasie gaan wees waar kwotas oorskryf is.

Ten slotte, in verkoopskuns word daar na die wegneem tegniek verwys, waar ongeag wat die werklikheid behels, daar die indruk geskep word dat voorraad beperk is en dat daar nie tyd is vir navorsing nie, maar dat daar gou gespeel moet word. Die "if you snooze you lose" tegniek.

Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
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05 Oct 2020 @ 14:13:10 pm
Fred
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Verwysende na die laaste paragraaf van Pieter: "Jy moet gou besluit, daar is twee ander mense wat in die huis belangstel". Die antwoord daarop van die koper se kant behoort te wees dat hulle dan sekerlik eerste keuse moet hê en dat jy hulle nie wil probeer benadeel nie, so kom ons kyk na ander huise.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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05 Oct 2020 @ 18:25:32 pm
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Good answer Fred.... I move on...will not be forced into a time-restricted deal....I want to think long and hard about the purchase...

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05 Oct 2020 @ 20:17:16 pm
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A realistic price and the willingness to negotiate will clinch the deal anytime of the year.

 

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06 Oct 2020 @ 06:23:48 am
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A realistic price and the willingness to negotiate will clinch the deal anytime of the year.

 

Ditto

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