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Old 02-17-2018, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default ARV van with 1250W solar package - not my sale.

Interesting ARV Van - $300K in 2015 selling for $228 if price met in 2018 on eBay. Very unusual solar panels setup – 1250W. https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=63387
We will never know until sold, it could go for $300K or more.
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It's the Solar Womp, which has been featured many times here. The owners plan to build a new van but not before the new Sprinters come available.
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Isn't that the Solar Womp they built specifically for Burning Man for someone?
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Yes it is.
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Interesting ARV Van - $300K in 2015 selling for $228 if price met in 2018 on eBay. Very unusual solar panels setup – 1250W. https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=63387
We will never know until sold, it could go for $300K or more.
How can it go for $300k or more considering that the ad has an instant buy offer of 227.5?
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How can it go for $300k or more considering that the ad has an instant buy offer of 227.5?
If someone falls in love, have many to spare, and don’t want to wait. This is not an average van. You never know, the bidding war could be lurking….
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If someone falls in love, have many to spare, and don’t want to wait. This is not an average van. You never know, the bidding war could be lurking….
Perhaps I have it wrong but my understanding is that if you agree with the "Buy it Now" amount (227.5k) cited, as opposed to "make an offer", there is no waiting for the auction to end. You bought it.

Since the owner is planning to buy a new ARV, I wonder why why he isn't employing ARV to include it on their available list.
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Isn't that the Solar Womp they built specifically for Burning Man for someone?
Yep, it sure is. And I'm sure you'll be delighted to read the Ebay detail that recites maximum solar amperage delivery as 82ah.
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Perhaps I have it wrong but my understanding is that if you agree with the "Buy it Now" amount (227.5k) cited, as opposed to "make an offer", there is no waiting for the auction to end. You bought it.

Since the owner is planning to buy a new ARV, I wonder why why he isn't employing ARV to include it on their available list.
I think you got it partially right, if the bid exceeds the purchase price then the seller has no obligation to sell it for less, so it could be $300K or more, right?

In regards to not posting on ARV site, good point. This is an interesting van but the market very tiny, eBay could give him greatest exposure, the question is, is it a right exposure.

I asked the owner on the Sprinter Van forum why is he selling, no answer yet. He was very proud of it when he introduced it to the Sprinter forum in 2016. I recall him stating that if he is not going to like it he will do something else, couldn’t find this post but found this post about his objective for the Womp.
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...&postcount=262 and yes since he still struggles with Amps.

Looking at his pictures I was a little surprised that his van wasn’t even washed before taking pictures.

Wishing him best, but I think it is a difficult sale.
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I think you got it partially right, if the bid exceeds the purchase price then the seller has no obligation to sell it for less, so it could be $300K or more, right?

In regards to not posting on ARV site, good point. This is an interesting van but the market very tiny, eBay could give him greatest exposure, the question is, is it a right exposure.

I asked the owner on the Sprinter Van forum why is he selling, no answer yet. He was very proud of it when he introduced it to the Sprinter forum in 2016. I recall him stating that if he is not going to like it he will do something else, couldn’t find this post but found this post about his objective for the Womp.
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...&postcount=262 and yes since he still struggles with Amps.

Looking at his pictures I was a little surprised that his van wasn’t even washed before taking pictures.

Wishing him best, but I think it is a difficult sale.

This is what I think it's the way it works.

Currently, there is one bid at 175k which doesn't meet the undisclosed reserve. If a bidder exercises the buy now option listed at 227.5k, I think it ends the auction. I suppose if the bidding went above 227.5, the buy it now option would end but why would anybody in their right mind put in a bid higher than the buy it now option which, unless I misunderstand, ends the auction. I think when the buy it now option is executed a subsequent higher bid is void.

No question, this is a pretty spectacular B but IMO if would be foolish to entertain bidding on it without carefully inspecting it to see how it feels at the gut level. For example, the absence of any rear windows in an effort to increase insulation leaves you with a living space without any views and might feel more like a cave. For brief events like Burning Man et al, this could be a non-issue but for more typical day use travel it might be somewhat disconcerting.

I think he's still confused regarding amps vs amp hour nomenclature. He describes the maximum amperage delivery as 82ah. 82 it might be, but it's 82 amps. BTW, 82 amps output is awesome. If the solar panels are rated at 1250w, under peak conditions that array is operating at close to 92% efficiency.
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