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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Richmond, Virginia
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Re: No Sea Trial
I searched on yachtworld.com, sailboatlistings.com, eBay and Craigslist. I contacted various sellers and 3 brokers from all different sources. I found my boat on Craigslist. The description and photos were accurate, the ad language was realistic and appropriate, and I felt comfortable with the transaction from the start.
Some of the other ads scream "deceptive seller" from the start. Some of the broker ads scream "let me bullsheet you" from the start. I want to deal with someone who is direct and upright. I am direct and upright. All boats have problems. It is o.k. to have differences or to disagree. Don't tell me I will be buying a perfect boat or show me blurry photos with throw pillows, placemats and wine glasses in place. I was not a tire kicker and I was not going to waste my time; I also was not going to waste the seller's time. The seller shared his survey with me and showed me some recommendations he had corrected.
Last edited by jameswilson29; 01-14-2013 at 11:52 AM.