Originally Posted by agarcia
..... I came back after 15 mins of what the heck and said if the survey to be done showed structural issues that he would be willing to adjust the price. He said why do I need to do a survey for this amount of money and he knows the boat well enough and a survey is someone's opinion .... Was either request/offers out of line?
Other responders are all assuming the seller refused the survey requirement, but your comments aren't so clear to me. obviously if a seller objects to a sale subject to survey, walk away (regardless of price IMHO...). But it sounds as if you were trying to get the seller to commit a price adjustable based on the survey results. If you looked for a seller commitment here, you are being un-reasonable, as a seller I would not so commit ...in advance.
Now if the survey determines expensive to repair defects, then you have the choice to cancel the old sale and attempt to negotiate a new one, which negotiation the seller may or may not agree to participate in. But you cannot expect him to commit to this negotiation beforehand...the reality of life, is that he will ...