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post #3 of Old 10-02-2002
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Best time to buy


It''s a great time to look because this time of year there are more listings than just about any other time of year (Spring also good for that).

Be very aware that an awful lot of boat owners list their boats in Fall and are just testing the market. Many boats will be listed high for that reason ... if the owner gets good money he sells ... if not he gets to sail another year.

There are also a lot of legitimate sellers out there who would like very much to sell their boat before another year of payments, expenses, etc... Find out how long a boat has been listed and you will have an idea how eager the owner is to sell. Be ready with financing for when you find the right one.

Find the boat you want and make an offer. Don''t be afraid to low ball. Find an owner who seriously wants to sell ... your broker should let you know that...

Most of all remember that there are many of each model available on the used market. Don''t get stuck on a particular boat unless it is exceptional.

Good luck

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