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Old 01-28-2005
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Boat Buying Process

I will be purchasing my first sailboat later this year and I wanted to clearify part of the boat buying proceess and was hoping people in this group would be familiar with the process.

It is my understanding that if a seller accepts my offer for his boat (conditional on surveyor''s report) and then the surveyor discovers certain things wrong with the boat that should be fixed, I then ask the seller to either fix them or lower the price to allow me to fix them. If this is generally correct, do most sellers then lower the price or is it likely they will not offer any price reduction and I should then walk away.

What are the thoughts from the people who have gone through this process?

Thank You,

Malcolm Fraser
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