Is it safe to buy a caravan on eBay?

Is it safe to buy a caravan on eBay?

Be careful. You will see a caravan on eBay at, as always, a bargain price and continue to contact the seller to find out more. However, there are some expert fraudsters out there capable of high-jacking genuine eBay and PayPal accounts and simply changing the information.

How quickly do caravans depreciate?

Just like a car, a caravan will depreciate in value at a rate of about 15% per year, so you could think of it as another hidden cost of owning a caravan.

Are caravan holiday homes a good investment?

Caravan ownership is a lifestyle investment Owning a static caravan is not only a great financial investment but a brilliant lifestyle investment too, as it can have a hugely positive effect on your mental well-being. And it can’t be denied that there’s no bigger and better investment than your health and well-being.

Why do caravans hold their value?

Used Caravans Retain Their Value Better The lower cost is obviously the main thing that attracts buyers to second hand caravans. A used caravan on the other hand can be sold for almost the same price a couple of years later if it is properly maintained and cared for.

What is the best time of year to buy a caravan?

Winter is fine for buying from a dealer we find just around Xmas into early new year for cars or caravan. If you buy private look for a good service history with invoices. If possible insist on a damp check before finalising the purchase.

When is the best time to buy a used caravan?

Dealers often have some tempting offers on nearly new caravans that are less than a year old in advance of the new model year in later summer. They will also usually carry a good selection of two- to five-year- old used caravans to choose from. The law offers greater protection to an individual purchasing from a dealer.

How can you tell the age of a caravan?

Without DVLA registration plates to answer this seemingly obvious question, the age of a caravan can usually be identified from a serial number, most frequently found on the chassis or on a chassis plate. With this information, the caravan or chassis manufacturer can usually identify the year and model of the caravan.

Why is there no warranty on my caravan?

The absence of a warranty may indicate that the dealer knows there is something wrong with the caravan. The caravan should also be given a thorough check before it leaves the dealer’s premises to ensure all brakes, road lights, appliances etc are working and safe. Once you tow it off the forecourt, its roadworthiness becomes your responsibility.

Do you have to tell seller you are buying caravan?

Private sale When dealing with a private individual, the rights under the Sale of Goods Act in relation to the quality of the product do not apply. Although the caravan must be as described by the seller, it is for buyers to satisfy themselves they are buying what they think they are buying.

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