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post #24 of Old 09-26-2012
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Re: Seller agreed to offer, but set a clause,"no discounts after survey"

Originally Posted by Squidd View Post
So he already dropped his selling price and "now" you want to add(subtract) survey and sea trial discounts on top....??Isn't that double dipping...?

Seems you should start at the "asking price...subtract the defects noted in survey/sea trial (which may be great or inconsequential) and then "discount" the offer even more if you feel lucky...

That's like negotiating best price on a new car and "then" asking how much for my trade in...
No that's not double dipping and its exaclty how both of our boat purchases and out boat sale transpired.

You make an offer based on your evaluation of the boat in the current market assuming what YOU know about the boat at that point. After the survey you know more and may want to reevaluate your offer. If a seller will not negotiate further, the buyer may suck it up and buy the boat warts and all or consider the investment in the survey a best money ever spent and move on to a better bet.

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