Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 27, 2013
SellMyRVToday.com wants to be sure that people who intend on selling their recreational vehicle online are aware of the scams and pitfalls to which they may be vulnerable.
More and more people are realizing that they can sell items by placing ads in popular advertising websites. Few are the things that you cannot find for sale, including large items such as vehicles and RVs. This can be a convenient method of selling a motorhome, but there are those out there who have mal intentions, and whose goal is to get possession of your RV without making legitimate payment.
There have been news stories in which people are scammed, and even robbed over large ticket items that were placed for sale over the Internet. If the address and phone number of the seller is placed in the ad, the sellers may become targets for either being robbed, or more likely, scammed.
Sellers are advised that if they are going to place an “RV for sale” ad online, to use a service that allows them to remain anonymous. The potential buyer can contact them, but they can only do it through the website. Once the seller has corresponded with them and developed a sense of trust, the seller can arrange to meet in a safe environment to allow them to inspect your RV. It is advisable to meet the potential buyers in a public spot. One of the best places is in the parking lot of a bank. In the event that the sale is made, and the purchasers choose to pay cash, the funds can be deposited right away so the sellers aren’t carrying large sums of cash. If the buyer presents a check or money order, the bank can verify the validity of the funds before possession of the RV is taken by the buyer.
Gerard Pedata of SellMyRVToday.com said, “We offer a service that allows people to avoid any security risks that may come with selling their RV online. With our company, you simply give us a call, tell us what you have and let us make an offer. We will send one of our representatives to your home to deliver certified funds and collect your RV. We are the convenient, safe alternative to selling your RV online.”
Security experts advise that when placing an ad on one of the popular advertisement sites, sellers should not use their full name. Names and phone numbers should not be listed either. It is always helpful to place a photo of the RV in the ad, but care should be taken that the photo only includes the RV, not the home or street number of the seller. In this day and age, with simply an address, a would-be scammer can look up the seller’s information and use it to help perpetrate a scam.
While the majority of sales transactions are done with no malice in mind, there are the exceptions, and SellMyRVToday.com wants RV sellers to be safe and cautious, and to avoid becoming victims of Internet scams.
SellMyRVToday.com is a website run by one of the largest RV buyers in the country devoted to one thing: purchasing used RVs quickly and efficiently.
SellMyRVToday.com is not just another of the many consignment RV dealers; they’re professional RV buyers specializing in buying late model recreational vehicles and motorhomes including: Class A, Class B, Class C, Diesel Pushers, etc.