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Want To Sell Your RV? Then Read This.

Want To Sell Your RV? Then Read This.

People buy recreational vehicles in order to have their own large vehicle when they go on vacation. However, such vehicles are often used for short period of time and are then either sold or rented out.

Selling an RV

Buying and selling RVs are both quite simple processes. As a seller, you need to find the buyer to connect with and pitch them your product, and if the deal is done, you sell.

This has, however, changed over time. The process has become much more complex than it was in the past. In modern times, there are businesses which have popped up as a result of a simple concept: they can make money by helping people buy and sell new and used products. These businesses charge vendors some percentage of sales, which generates revenue for them.

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But, for each platform, the question is: does the platform do what it is meant to do?

For example, classifieds, both online and in print, are a tried-and-true method for selling and buying used and new items, so they are a good option.

Selling RVs Through Classified Ads

The objective of classifieds is to remove the dealers, retailers, and agents who can act as middlemen and to let the seller and buyer fix a deal directly. The whole process looks like it would be as clean as a mirror, but that is not what people experience in real life.

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After a little bit of research and analysis, we can say that classifieds succeed in fulfilling the objectives of buyers and sellers to some extent, but overall, they’re not a wise selection.

By placing or responding to classified ads, you could find yourself dealing with uncomfortable situations, crazy people, infinite phone calls, emails that sound more like harassment, fraudulent situations, and often, unsuccessful negotiations.

Because of these types of situations, classified ads offer more negatives than positives, and many people have started avoiding classifieds as much as possible.

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Selling Through Friends and Family

There is another method which people utilise in order to avoid classified ads: approaching friends, colleagues or family members who are on the market for or who have contacts interested in the items, whether they are electronic gadgets, cars, household appliances, furniture, RVs or anything else.

But, this method too has its negatives, including the possibility of estranged friends or colleagues if any problem arises after completion of a transaction.

The buyer thinks that the seller benefits, while the seller thinks that the buyer benefits from the relationship. However, a clear sale of the item means that responsibility for the item has been fully transferred to the new owner of the item.

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Selling Through RV Consignment Programs

So, if you are thinking, “how can I sell my RV?” or “how can I sell my RV fast?” then you should look for an RV consignment program. In general, programs like this come with numerous benefits.

  • RV consignment programs can get the seller a better price if he/she is willing to wait for the right buyer, and vice versa.
  • The seller and buyer can take advantage of the solid business history, reach and huge customer base of the RV consignment program provider.
  • The seller/buyer can avoid hassles which may otherwise arise when dealing with prospective buyers/sellers.
  • Some RV consignment program providers offer outright purchasing.
  • Some of them even have professional drivers to pick up/drop off newly bought/sold RVs anywhere in your country.

It’s up to you what method you prefer. You can choose whether you want to go with the old, traditional classifieds method, try your references, or opt for the best alternative as compared to both of these: the RV consignment program.

So if you own a Class A RV and want to sell it, follow the above tips, and you can be on your way toward making money. Make sure you select the best method for your needs, or you will regret in the end.

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Last Updated on April 3, 2019

How to Nix Your Credit Card Debt in Less Than 3 Years

How to Nix Your Credit Card Debt in Less Than 3 Years

Debt is never a fun thing to be in. But, there are many actions that you can take that will help you rid yourself of the burden of debt once and for all.

By coming up with a set plan, eliminating your debt can feel much easier than constantly thinking about it.

This post will provide some tips on how you can do this to help you nix your credit card debt in less than 3 years.

Hint: there are ways that are easier than you think.

1. Consider Consolidating Multiple Credit Cards If Possible

This may not be applicable to you, but if you have multiple cards – it is something to consider. Keeping up with multiple bills is time consuming.

It will depend on the balance you have on each. Consolidate ones you can but do not do it to the point that you get too close to the maximum limit. Also, it is ideal to pick the card with the lower interest rate.

Consider if there are any fees or alternatively, rewards, with transferring a balance to another card. Watch out for fees. Note that some cards offer rewards for transferring a balance to them. This is extra cash that can help go towards paying off your debt.

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Having one or two cards can make nixing your debt much simpler than keeping up with the balance of a bunch of cards. Keeping track of paying the minimum towards a bunch of cards is time consuming. Spend the time to consolidate instead to make the overall process simpler going forward.

My tip: Have one main credit card. Have a second one that you use for necessities – such as groceries or gas – that offers rewards for those purchases (a lot of cards do) and set the second one on auto-pay. You should be able to pay off a smaller amount on auto-pay if it is a necessity. If you think you cannot, then you may need to cut down a lot on expenses.

Why do I suggest doing this? Having one thing set to auto-pay is one less thing to think about. One less thing to waste time on. Same idea with consolidating to one main card. Tracking down too many is a hassle.

2. Try to Pay the Full Balance You Spent Each Month at the Very Least

You need to pay off the amount you are spending each month when that bill comes in. This is the amount you spent THAT month.

Do not let the debt keep accruing while you work on paying any unpaid debt that has accrued. It will become a never-ending battle. Try as best as you can to be current on paying for each month’s expenses when that month’s bill comes out.

If this is a strain, consider why. You may need to cut expenses. Or you may need to consider other cards. Or look at where this money is going.

3. Pay Extra When You Can – Every Small Amount Counts

This cannot be emphasized enough. If you are looking at a lot of credit card debt, it can look daunting, but each extra amount that you can put towards the debt will really add up – no matter how small it is.

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It does not just reduce the principal amount that you have left to pay off, but it reduces the amount that is collecting interest. You will always save money with that reduced interest.

4. Create a Plan on How to Pay Extra

Back to the main point, having this plan is giving you one less thing to think about.

This plan should be a plan that works for you. If it does not work for you, your spending habits, and your views on debt, then it will not be an effective plan.

For instance, if a set plan of an extra $50 (or another amount that you know you can afford) works for you, then do that. Set that aside every month and pay that extra amount. Treat it like a bill. Choose an amount that works for you and pay it like clockwork as though it was a bill you had to pay each month.

Little amounts will not nix it entirely, but they will help tackle it and having a set plan can make it less of a chore. Creating a new plan of how much to put towards it each month is an unnecessary added stress.

5. Cut out Costs for Services You Do Not Use

If you are signed up for subscriptions that you do not use because of some free trial or for some other reason, cut it out. Your overall financial position will look better.

In turn, that will make cutting your credit card debt easier. Look at your statements to find these expenses. If you do not use them, you may forget you are paying some unnecessary amount each month. Cutting it out can really add up in savings that you can put towards other needed expenses.

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6. Get Aggressive About It

Consider these points:

Depending on the interest and the level of debt, you may need to give up a few indulgences. For example, instead of ordering delivery or going out to eat, cook at home. Everything adds up.

Other things may be more of a sacrifice. It may be a trip you wanted to go on, or a daily latte habit you’ve picked up. In these instances, consider how important it is to you and if it’s worth the sacrifice. And if it is a costly expense, think whether you can wait to indulge.

Cutting an extravagant expense can really help make a dent in your overall debt. Try not to add to debt when you are trying to pay it off. It will be a never-ending battle. Make it less of a battle with these tips and it will feel easier.

Bottom line: Do what you can to make this process easier for you. Implement steps that do this. It takes time now, but will help overall. Also, keep track of your spending and paying down of your debts. Which is the next point.

7. Reevaluate Your Progress at Set Intervals

Doing a regular check-in can help you see your efforts pay off or maybe indicate that you need to give this a bit more effort. If you check every 3-6 months, it will not feel so much like a chore or feel so daunting.

By doing this, you will be able to better understand your progress and perhaps readjust your plan. Bonus: if you see it pay off, it will feel great to do this check-in. You will get there.

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Finally (and most importantly)…

8. Keep Trying

Do not get discouraged. Pushing it off will make it worse. Just keep trying.

Once your debt becomes lower, each monthly payment will reduce the balance more. Why? You are paying less towards interest. It will be a snowball effect eventually and it will become much easier to manage. Just get to that point. And know once you do, it will feel easier and motivating.

Start Knocking out Your Debt Today

The best way to eliminate debt is to get started right away. Begin by implementing the above steps and watch your debt just melt away. Try out some of the above strategies and see what works best for you. Soon you’ll be on your way to a debt free life.

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