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post #3 of Old 03-21-2002
Don Foley
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Curious Customs: Setting Price Before Setting Sail?

I also agree. This is the standard practice as far as I''ve experienced. I''ve looked at a lot of boats, bought a few, and it''s always gone the same way.
Think of it this way, when you buy a house you walk through it, and then put down earnest money and hire a house inspector. You don''t actually sleep in the thing until the deal is final! Same deal here. If the boat''s a great deal, sometime there''s a rush to see who can put down the deposit first, as they then get to be legally the first to make an offer.
As I''ve said before, the 350 is a fine boat, and if it''s the shoal draft version, it''s a great Florida boat. I''m biased, because I own one, BUT...there''s a reason I own one.
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