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Boatbuilders are in trouble, the selloff has started...

Or so it seems....Uhn, anyone got say $40,000 I can borrow? If this auction was up in the spring or NEXT fall I'd be all over it. It's too soon...

eBay Motors: New Factory Owned Hunter 27X Sailboat (item 220318398708 end time Dec-01-08 18:12:18 PST)
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I would look at this as another attempt at selling the boat for what it would sell for at the dealer any how. What does it cost the dealer to put an add on ebay? nothing! so what the hay, if it sells sooner here than doing normal adds, he gains! Along with more potential buyers. some folks do not like the make offer, counter offer, make another offer bs that goes on in dealers offices, so bidding on ebay is easier etc.

I suppose it is possible that this could be a last ditch effort by the dealer, but in reality, smart move on there part frankly! As you say, if this was next spring, you'd be on it like flies on sheet! You noticed it did you not???!?!?

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I would look at this as another attempt at selling the boat for what it would sell for at the dealer any how. What does it cost the dealer to put an add on ebay? nothing! so what the hay, if it sells sooner here than doing normal adds, he gains! Along with more potential buyers. some folks do not like the make offer, counter offer, make another offer bs that goes on in dealers offices, so bidding on ebay is easier etc.

I suppose it is possible that this could be a last ditch effort by the dealer, but in reality, smart move on there part frankly! As you say, if this was next spring, you'd be on it like flies on sheet! You noticed it did you not???!?!?

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You're right about the dealer part, I would rather send them a check and arrange the boat to be shipped up here than deal with that BS. The ad says Hunter is selling the boat, not the dealer. So maybe the dealer went under, or lost their franchise, it's an odd add and Hunter didn't bother to get the specs right, they just used the specs from the European version which has a 9hp saildrive. The US version has a 14hp same as the regular version.
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It could be an European version that got over here accidently, or the dealer over there BK'd. or they built one to many, or this is the european demo/add model, and with no plans to take it over there, sell it here, local dealers do not want it, so they're selling on ebay..............way too many options as to why Hunter is selling it.

I do not see the red flags you are seeing I guess, other than the flag red hull of the boat for sale.

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it could also be a scam...the seller has 0 feedback and is brand new to eBay as of this month. My money is that it is a scam. the photos are pretty generic and could be from anywhere.

Also consider, Hunter Marine is based in Florida, so why would they be selling a boat owned by them in NEW JERSEY???

Contact Hunter Marine Corporation
Route 441, Post Office Box 1030
Alachua, Florida USA 32616
Phone (Wihtin the US): 386-462-3077
Phone (International): +1 386-462-3077
Fax: 386-462-4077

I bet if you call Hunter Marine and ask them about their eBay account and this boat for sale, they'll have no idea what you're talking about.

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Someone's going to get an ok deal...if it sells at Buy it Now, its about a 7-8% discount but this is a barebones boat (tiller steering on a 27'?!)

Overall, a tremendously bad sign...if no dealer would be willing to take it onto floorplan, that says something about their expectations in 09.
I'm not sure where you are getting the 7-9%, the math off the top of my head is more like 40%. This is also NOT a barebones boat, it is a Hunter 27X, use google and search for more info on this model before posting misleading info.
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(tiller steering on a 27'?!)
Tiller is all you need!!
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I stopped by the local Hunter dealer (NBPT, MA) a couple weeks ago. If you bought a 40' or larger, you got a free Toyota Prius.
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it could also be a scam...the seller has 0 feedback and is brand new to eBay as of this month. My money is that it is a scam. the photos are pretty generic and could be from anywhere.

Also consider, Hunter Marine is based in Florida, so why would they be selling a boat owned by them in NEW JERSEY???

Contact Hunter Marine Corporation
Route 441, Post Office Box 1030
Alachua, Florida USA 32616
Phone (Wihtin the US): 386-462-3077
Phone (International): +1 386-462-3077
Fax: 386-462-4077

I bet if you call Hunter Marine and ask them about their eBay account and this boat for sale, they'll have no idea what you're talking about.
I called Hunter, not a scam, real deal. BTW, you forgot to list their 800 number. 1-800-771-5556.
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