I would like your opinions on the following situation;
A broker has shown me a boat that I am interested in. The boat needs a bottom job, and has minimal equipment, and 26 year old standing rigging. It does have a new motor, and cushions (that I don't particularly like). The asking price is in the middle of asking prices for similar boats.
I placed an offer on a boat @ 80% of asking price, justifying my bid by pointing out the need for standing rigging, and the bottom job. the seller countered at 90% of asking price, with the stipulation that the sale is NOT subject to renegotiation if any issues are found by a professional surveyor.
I upped my offer to 83% of asking price, and again stating that 26 year old rigging on a salt water boat is not acceptable. The broker says that the seller will not budge, and that the rigging is fine.
I told him that I appreciated his effort, but that I cannot accept the seller's terms.
He replied (in email); "Let's be frank, his offer to you ... is a screaming deal, and I can't understand why you are not happy and excited about it."
Does anyone here think I'm being unreasonable?
Please - let me have it!