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Old 09-14-2011
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Start with an offer of 20% less than asking price. There may be some haggling after the first offer.
After the the sea trial, you will need to decide on whether you want that boat or not. If you do take a really good look at the vessel while you are aboard it. Any discreptencies can allow you reduce the agreed on price lower to cover the cost of repairs. If they demand "As Is". You will really need to take a good look at the vessel to see if you have the skills or money to do the repairs. Usually you may want to walk away and look else where.
You may have to put about 10% down with the first offer, (with good brokers) it is refundable, but it goes to toward the price of the boat and the broker knows that you are serious.
And talk with the broker and get a feel for him/her also. The good ones will be up front with you on any boat you are interested in.
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Last edited by Boasun; 09-14-2011 at 04:27 PM.
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