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Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?
Julie, even if a broker were a good and honest person, they'd have an easier time in the diplomatic corps than in brokerage. If either the buyer or the seller is not a perfectly rational person (and one can debate whether rational persons deal in boat at all) then the broker will insult and upset at least one of them by mentioning reality and what the boat is really worth.
And then of course there are the brokers who are in the business to make or steal money in one manner or another, not simply because they are trying to balance the karma of the bazaar. Or so I've been told.
Reality is a terribly fluid concept, even more so in small markets like boats.
The car buying books (NADA, red book, black book, etc.) vary just as badly, and in the hands of someone who doesn't know how to read them--because they ALL say there are other factors to apply--they're all dangerous tools.