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post #16 of Old 05-01-2002
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CATALINA 350 need input

I am not knocking Catalinas and although that it does not match my experience helping people who are looking for a used one, I really am not refuting your claim that they "probably have one of the highest percentage of return for resale", but you can''t jusdge by asking prices on a late model boat. In my expeerience, there is generally a larger price difference between asking prices and actual sales prices on late model boats. I watched a couple late model boats over a period of time. They started out with asking prices that were close to what the owners had in them, but actually sold somewhere well below 15% and in at least two cases closer to 25% lower than asking price after being on the market for a fairly long time. Most used boats seem to sell within 10% to 12% of their asking price.

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