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Old 05-07-2013
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Re: Am I out of line on my boat offer?

To a seller, cash says the buyer can actually close the deal. Buyers that need financing are riskier, even if pre-qualified. The finance company may not like the boat as collateral.

The OP clearly did the right thing by walking away from this one. There are clearly established norms and a seller balking at a survey is a non-starter. I can live with a seller making it clear they will not address the price for anything in the survey. Then the buyer can decide, if they want to proceed on that basis, as your only remedy is to walk away. I still wouldn't agree to that, but at least there isn't an effort to hide anything.
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