I would never put money up front. Sorry.
Maybe it OK for the young bucks and butt **** (I.E. "I got your money, now spend more to get it back"). Nah, I not play that game. I the buyer, I have the money, a person want to sell their boat that fine. If I want it, I have the cash.
Just be a man and we make a deal.
I never gone through a broker. But, I did work in Real-Estate so, have an idea how it work. No problem, we all have to make a living. But, I not give up my money because someone say that how it work.
When I am the buyer, sorry. It my way or no way, it "MY" money and today there a lot of people trying to get it!!!!
Yea, give me your money, then try to get it back?? S**t. Shake my Hand and be a real man. That how I do business.
True, I find there not many men today, do it my way. But, I feel I am a man of my word and those I deal with......... they the same.
Heck, just for trivia there is a Boat in the Classifieds, it still there for sell. I e-mailed the guy, I have the cash.
He write back someone want, but, have not paid? OK, cool with me. The boat still here and I could have put the "CASH" in the guy's hands this last weekend.
I not say I will do, "I do" when I say. But, I guess I different than most people today. I find it sad.
I guess others make it work for their advantage. Maybe their integrity is there, I not judge, just say how I do it, or not!