Variety Mobile Homes in Abingdon

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Homebuyerr

Raven, VA

#1 May 29, 2010
Has anyone bought from Variety?
honkey

Bristol, VA

#2 May 30, 2010
Yea, they financed me a 14X70 last year. I have stinky credit and a family of 3. Thanks to them we have our own home.!
Honebuyerr

Raven, VA

#3 May 30, 2010
That is good to hear! So they are a good place to deal with, you didnt have any problems? How much do they ask for a downpayment? Are the monthly payments reasonable? Do they do any guarantees or anything on what they sell? Do they come with appliances? Thank you for your input!

Since: May 10

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#4 May 30, 2010
I got my trailor there... 16X 80 very hard to get them to sell me one b/c i didnt have my own land they tryed to make me get a 14x 70 ... but u do have the option but u kinda have to wrestle with them but other than that great place to deal with got mine financed for 5 years and payments around 350 a month better then renting... u can get the appliances in them but they just raise the price alittle more just like as figured but hey try and talk them down as much as possible b/c they will go down if they know they are going to sell that day!!! Good Luck!
Truth be told

Raven, VA

#5 May 30, 2010
I was going to buy from them once, but ended up waiting and just buying one straight cash instead. I had an ordeal with them. They tried to push me into getting one certain trailer, a 14X70, even though I looked at another one I was more interested in. Then when we was down to the minute, went to sit down to do the credit check and come to find out you have to pay a couple hundred dollar "deposit" before you even know if you are approved! My best advice is if you can do it hold out and buy something straight cash or deal with a different company. Most of the trailers I looked at had an awful smell, no appliances, no heat pump. They do 5000 down on 14 wides and 8000 on 16 wides at least when I was going to deal with them thats how it was set up.
nerd

Dayton, VA

#6 May 30, 2010
I would say they wanted your deposit just to make sure you were serious. If you cant add a little something to put down to show good faith your wasting time no matter where you go. And if not approved you get your deposit back. You would have to be a pretty big loser if this bunch dont approve you.
Gina 91

Edinburg, VA

#7 May 31, 2010
Well my friend just bought a trailer from them. She had so many problems. We went and looked at the trailer it was fine. Then they wrecked it bringing it to her. They had to replace the walls in the trailer. Her kitchen cabinets was hanging down over the stove. They had just painted and cleaned their brushes on the wall when they were done. They said they hit a fence. There was 2 much damage up high for them to hit a fence. But I wouldn't deal with them and you get what you pay for. I am sure you can find good deals elsewhere. Hope this info helps ya.
A from B

Gate City, VA

#8 Jun 21, 2010
I paid full cash on a 16X82 and Jerry promised to deliver it within in a week. When they finally delivered it three weeks later they had totaled it! Two windows busted both bathrooms buckled and two walls laying on the floor. All things that could have been fixed right? Knowing them the repairs would take months but the sad part of it all is they broke the steel frame completely which explains all the buckling going on! I am now homeless and gave them all my money. They have not yet settled this dispute! Please go elsewhere!!!
OMG

Raven, VA

#9 Jul 20, 2010
A from B, I am so sorry to hear this. HE is liable for these damages, as well as punitive damages.

I was considering buying from them, your post has changed my mind. Now where to go?:(
home owners

United States

#10 Jul 21, 2010
My fiance and I bought a 97' model 14X70 MH from variety. We purchased our home in March of this year and paid in full. $12,000. It took them almost 2 months to finally deliver our home. They tore up quite a bit when they brought it to us. Our home is absolutely beautiful 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths but it came with no heat pump , absolutely no plumbing and we have no duct work. We have 1 window AC and the rest of our home stays so hot. My dad had to do all of our plumbing and that wasn't cheap. We had to buy all new faucets they all leaked. And until we get the money to do our duct work we will have no heat when winter time gets here. That's if the furnace even works. Oh and I almost forgot our hot water heater leaked at first. Completely soaked all of our carpet in our bedroom. Go anywhere else just don't go there don't throw ur money away
Annalee

Raven, VA

#11 Jul 23, 2010
They dont like to sell out right cash, they told me so allready. They said they will deliver it included in price only if you make payments that if you buy with cash they charge and it sounds like they dont bring it to you as fast neither. They need another place around here that does there own financing becauase so many people around here cant afford to buy something cash or have good enough credit or down payment to go thru the bank.
KDH

Moneta, VA

#12 Aug 20, 2010
I purchased a mobile home from Variety this year and financed it thru them. I found my purchase to be very pleasant and the people that worked there was very helpful. Most dealers would not give me the time of day because I have experienced some hardship in my past. Fortunately Variety trusted me and gave me a chance to prove to them that I would pay them and gave me and my family a home. My home had some flaws but I realize I purchased a used home and from what I have seen they all have flaws including stick built homes.

Since: Apr 10

Bandy, VA

#13 Aug 21, 2010
Annalee wrote:
They dont like to sell out right cash, they told me so allready. They said they will deliver it included in price only if you make payments that if you buy with cash they charge and it sounds like they dont bring it to you as fast neither. They need another place around here that does there own financing becauase so many people around here cant afford to buy something cash or have good enough credit or down payment to go thru the bank.
just to correct you a bit i just bought a home from there and paid cash for it they aren't charge'n me anything to move it from there to baptist valley they are going to do everything but buy the block when they bring it here ....now it has been 3 weeks since we bought it and they have yet to start working on it ....but its not but a weeks worth of work maybe two ...they informed me on the day of the purchase that it would be 4 to 6 weeks b4 they could get it there which is understandable. like one person said ITS USED its not a new home someone sold it for a reason or moved out for a reason. and i agree completely with the other person the guy that sold us the home (dwayne) is still awesome we go there every weekend just for measurements and such he remembers our names speaks to us even after getting our 20 grand all around SO FAR i have no complaints with them great place would send everyone to them
Just a Mom

Wise, VA

#14 Sep 20, 2010
We called last week to ask about "buy here, pay here". I spoke with a man on the phone who told me as long as we had 10,000 to pay down, which we did, that we would have absolutley no problem getting financed. So, I loaded up my 4 kids and we drove an hour and a half to get there..browsed around excitedly.. found a nice double wide that we really liked... went to talk to the old fart inside who abruptley, without apology, said he didn't know to whom we had spoken but it surely wasn't him and there was no way he could finance us, even with 10,000 down. I thanked him for wasting my time adn gas and all he could keep saying was.. "it wuddnt me who told ya that". LAME
Buddy

United States

#15 Sep 20, 2010
I would advise you to go somewhere else. They are VERY rude to deal with. My brother bought a doublewide from them and he was a YEAR getting them to bring it they kept coming up with one excuse after another. He had to go to a lawyer before they finally brought it.

They lied about the applances some didn't work the heat didn't work and they let it sit on their lot without any plastic over the top where it goes together and water leaked on the kitchen cabinets and it was a mess. The doors were warped inside where it set in a bind and some of the trim work was missing.

There are 2 places towards Johnson City that sells used moble homes I would check them out first.

Since: Mar 11

coeburn

#16 Apr 15, 2011
i bought a 80 ft. trailor off theese crooks last jan.2010.then had to purchase special transportation insurance before they would deliver it. the insurance almost expired before they tried to deliver it in april.they broke the frame and seperated the roof before it even got close to the destination. then they left it unattended besised the road untill the state police put an impound sticker on it.Jerry cursed me and told me my IQ was very low and iwas stupid,said it was even wiyh my credit score.smart man this Jerry;a 300 score would be a genius.they completely total my trailor.then when the insurance check came;he told me i had 2 options .give him the check to fix it,or he would come and get it.i think he destreoyed it on purpose just for that check.he didn't come and get it either that's the opotion i pick'd.now a year later he is taking me to court for 9000 more dollars.don't buy there or you will be homeless and broke.i got a lawyer defending me against this.if you need a good lawyer to save you from this kind of thievery,just let me know,i'll give you his number.

Since: Mar 11

coeburn

#17 Apr 15, 2011
even the insurance adjuster[contractor]said he had seen trailors go through tornado's ,and come out with less damage.they did'nt even try to proffessionlly set it up.they pushed it into the bank several times,untill there was'nt enouf trailor left to set.that's why he would'nt come and get it.Horizon Homes brought the trailor we are living in now,on the same spot,and set it up in one day with no damage.and it's only six feet shorter.IF WANT TO BUY A USED HOME TALK TO HORIZON HOMES IN NORTON VA.

Since: Apr 10

Bandy, VA

#18 May 16, 2011
ICUtoo wrote:
even the insurance adjuster[contractor]said he had seen trailors go through tornado's ,and come out with less damage.they did'nt even try to proffessionlly set it up.they pushed it into the bank several times,untill there was'nt enouf trailor left to set.that's why he would'nt come and get it.Horizon Homes brought the trailor we are living in now,on the same spot,and set it up in one day with no damage.and it's only six feet shorter.IF WANT TO BUY A USED HOME TALK TO HORIZON HOMES IN NORTON VA.
its been awhile since i have been on here but the last time i commented on these ppl they were great BUT sine then all has turned to hell. they sold the trailor which i paid cash for to someone else and we still didnt get our money back until 4 months later NO ONE and i mean NO ONE PLEASE do not buy from these ppl all crooks everything i read about them has came true i feel stupid for thinking tht these ppl would come thru for me
U R So Wrong

Lebanon, VA

#19 May 16, 2011
ICUtoo wrote:
i bought a 80 ft. trailor off theese crooks last jan.2010.then had to purchase special transportation insurance before they would deliver it. the insurance almost expired before they tried to deliver it in april.they broke the frame and seperated the roof before it even got close to the destination. then they left it unattended besised the road untill the state police put an impound sticker on it.Jerry cursed me and told me my IQ was very low and iwas stupid,said it was even wiyh my credit score.smart man this Jerry;a 300 score would be a genius.they completely total my trailor.then when the insurance check came;he told me i had 2 options .give him the check to fix it,or he would come and get it.i think he destreoyed it on purpose just for that check.he didn't come and get it either that's the opotion i pick'd.now a year later he is taking me to court for 9000 more dollars.don't buy there or you will be homeless and broke.i got a lawyer defending me against this.if you need a good lawyer to save you from this kind of thievery,just let me know,i'll give you his number.
Funny how so many post all were positive,then all of a sudden the next so manu, one after the other is all bad. Look, not everybody can be pleaseed by any business. No,I have never bought from Variety, but I do know Jerry and he will treat you right as long as you are not trying to screw him over. Anytime you deal in mobile homes, delays can happen for many reasons. One thing I do know is that he had his crew to move a mobile home not purchased from him for an elderly lady and did not charge one dime for himself.
lek-t

Mount Airy, NC

#20 Dec 18, 2011
U R So Wrong wrote:
<quoted text>Funny how so many post all were positive,then all of a sudden the next so manu, one after the other is all bad. Look, not everybody can be pleaseed by any business. No,I have never bought from Variety, but I do know Jerry and he will treat you right as long as you are not trying to screw him over. Anytime you deal in mobile homes, delays can happen for many reasons. One thing I do know is that he had his crew to move a mobile home not purchased from him for an elderly lady and did not charge one dime for himself.
really because the lousy son of a ******** got my trailer and told me i had amonth to collect my things out of it. pulled it on his lot and stole everything i owned down to my clothes in the closet and my pots and pans.he took every f***ing thing i had ever gotten and nice ppl don't do that!!!!!!!!!!

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