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Join Date: Nov 2008
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One cannot buy a boat for less than it is worth to the Seller; nor can one sell a boat for more than it is worth to a Buyer. All the rest is commentary.
Offer what you think the boat is worth to you. If you and the Seller can come to an agreement, that is what the boat is worth. Generally in such circumstances, a buyer thinks he/she has paid a bit more than the boat is "really" worth, while the seller thinks he/she sold for a bit less than the boat is "really" worth. When both parties are mutually discontent yet still willing to compete the transaction, you have discovered the "real" value of the boat.
What someone else has paid, or is/was willing to accept, is irrelevant to your circumstance.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."