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Re: Brokers' Best (or, well, Dumbest)

Hey,

I don't get it. That sounds like an ad for a boat used in the great lakes. Is the ad for a boat currently located on the east or west coast? Should be pretty easy to do a search for the owner and see the race results.

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Overused broker term - PRISTINE - mistakenly to indicate superior condition, but really an adjective meaning - 1. having its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied; or 2. of or pertaining to the earliest period or state; primitive.

What boat is not corrupted or sullied from it's original state? All too often pristine really means money pit.
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"Excellent starter boat"

If you want to start losing money!
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"Excellent starter boat"

If you want to start losing money!
Hey, I bought one of those! Still haven't added up the receipts!
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Re: Brokers' Best (or, well, Dumbest)

As long as you don't read past "Boat" most of the brokers are honest.

And some rare few are way better than that. Maybe we should start an "Angie's List" for boat brokers, because the few who do better, really deserve better.
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Re: Brokers' Best (or, well, Dumbest)

I kid you not, I once saw an ad that described the boat as, "excellent sail-away condition, needs work."

Ummm... Yeah, so which is it?
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Re: Brokers' Best (or, well, Dumbest)

In real estate unique = hard to sell, cozy = small, vintage or Victorian = old, view of water = stand on a chair & look out the bathroom window, starter or retirement = bring your tool box (OOOOOPS, that's also what 'boat' means)
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Re: Brokers' Best (or, well, Dumbest)

"excellent sail-away condition, needs work."

d0n, you're such a skeptic. OBVIOUSLY it means the mast, deck, fittings, engine, sails, are in perfect condition, but the floors need sanding, the shower drain is clogged with old hair, someone's kitty took a liking to peeing in the v-berth so the cushions need to be replaced. Oh, and the formica countertops in the galley are all banged up and really could use a refresh.

You see? "excellent sail-away condition, needs work."

Needs less work if you have a cat that doesn't mind a used v-berth. :-)
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