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Re: Difference between asking price and what boats are actually going for
Thanks for the replies. Certainly a seller is going to try to get as much back as possible. But being on both sides of this equation, I also know that it would be unrealistic of me to expect to get what we paid + what we put into the boat. In fact, we aren't even going to start at that number for asking, because at the same time that we want to get what we can, it costs money to sit on the boat for months and months if all you get at the end is close to what you would have gotten if you'd priced it lower. Not a desperation price, but a realistic one.
Everyone isn't going to be thinking that way, however. We don't want to dither around over selling just because of the aggravation, other people may not mind. All that goes into the math. And yet brokers may be telling people, "OK. We ask X. And the way this works is we are going to take X-1/3X because that's just the pattern right now."