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post #3 of Old 08-26-2007
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In my limited buying experience (after four boats, currently selling/shopping again), I'd say most boats listed on sell for 10-15% below the last listed price (many reduced prices going on right now). Others may sell for less.

Prospective buyers who know a good price on a currently listed boat, based upon current market values, may offer close to list - others may offer a lowball number.

Keep in mind that a safety factor exists when the buyer's surveyor reveals devaluing deficiencies in his report - providing motivation for the buyer to reduce the seller's previously accepted price, and incentive for the seller to accept or counter. Negotiations can get very interesting.

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