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Re: Buying a 30-40 year old boat - your opinions
This is certainly a good approach. But unfortunately, the seller always try to unload their boat based on the orignal price plus all the thing thay bought for the boat. It ends up more than a new boat.
A few years ago when the economy collapsed, there were plenty fire sales. There were plenty of good deal. No so much any more.
I'd have to say the market here has not recovered to that point.. I doubt anyone will actually sell a used boat for more than new unless there's something exceptionally exceptional about it...
Sure the seller will ask a price that offsets his costs... but what it sells for is usually something else, or it sits on the market for ages.
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