Originally Posted by PBzeer
Did you explain your reasoning to the broker? It's in his interest to sell the boat. 10% of nothing is still nothing for him. If you really like this boat, I think it would be worth the effort to make sure the broker is aware of how much a premium the buyer is placing on his selling price.
Yes, and he's quite typical of a boat broker -- Never letting facts get in the way of a good story.
He was all about how great the boat was yadda', yadda'.
Yes, I recognize that its a nice boat -- Thats why I offered $10k more than another identical model I had seen in person sold for, and $5k more than the highest sale for a similar boat last year BEFORE the gloom and doom set in. This one is definitely nice, but not worth $20k more than the one I looked at last year (I hadn't sold my boat yet, so wasn't postioned to deal on that one).