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Re: "You make your money buying the boat, not selling it."

Okay, I'm going to go against the grain here ... I didn't buy a boat to make money, I bought it to sail and live on. For me in my situation, there were less risky and easier ways to make money. And when we negotiated our current boat, we realized that price was just part of the equation. We negotiated things in addition to dollars: timing of the sale, improvements and extras, and so on. We found the boat in March but wouldn't have the cash to buy it until August when some funds matured. The seller wanted the money from the sale for grad school and was delighted to have part of the summer to continue to play with the boat. And during that time sellers did many upgrades without affecting the price (confirmed with survey), things like bottom paint, new AC system wiring, new bimini and all new upholstery in my choice of fabrics. Worked out to be a good deal, and good karma deal, for both. We needed that karma as we emailed numerous times with questions.
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