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And just to insert a note of realism here, at this point, most sellers seem to have adjusted their asking prices downward in recognition of the recession. Older boats that are on trailers usually do not drop much in price during the winter since they are generally mostly paid for and the owner pays little to store them. So my point is that I would suggest that it would be totally unreasonable to expect to be able to buy a good clean commodity boat like a Catalina 22 for 60%-65% of the average asking price. I would think that you might expect to be able to negotiate something in the 75% range but that would almost be on a case by case basis. Then again, who knows, you might luck out, but I would not go into to a negotiation with 60%-65% of the average asking price as an expectation.
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