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Re: troubling news..

Originally Posted by olson34 View Post
Even the selling price data on the "soldboats" site is only as accurate as the honesty of the broker making the entry...
I agree, but I do wonder what motivation brokers have to inflate the selling prices of their boats. They benefit far more from volume than they do from price increases. The price elasticity curve is likely to reward a 5% price decrease with a 10% volume increase. So the ones who are both smart and unscrupulous would have an incentive to understate their selling price. That would encourage future sellers to lower their expectations of a final sales price, and thus increase volume, which benefits the brokers. (FYI, it was a broker who told me this.)
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