Re: Initial Offer Question
In my experience, when the seller is constantly pointing out how great the boat is, and how perfectly they have maintained it, and doing a hard sell, then they are pretty firm on the price.
When they stand back and just say - " there it is, check it out" then they might take less
Neither of which should really affect your offer, but it gives you some insight.
I once offered 90% on a sailboat and the seller said loudly " I''d put a hole in it and sink it first!" I breathed a sigh of relief and bought a bigger boat cheaper later that year. On the cheap boat I offered 100%, in cash, no dickering.
Warning: All comments by this poster are likey to be tongue in cheek and should be read as such unless noted otherwise.