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Re: Question on offers and surveyors...
I wholeheartedly agree that there is no 'average' boat, and that each case is going to be unique.
I'm really not a fan of the whole ping-pong method of negotiation. I try to present my best offer right up front with an 'accept/reject' for the owner.
I'm sure I'm unique here, but I have never been able to wrap my head around why people and/or businesses get weird with talking about prices of things more expensive than washing machines. If I want to know how much Subway is flogging sanwiches for, I'm not going to have any problem getting an answer. A flat screen tv? Usually the same thing. Washer/dryer? Same. But suddenly, we take it to the next bracket. A Breitling watch? The retailer hides the tags under the watch or turns the label so you can't see it, no pricing information is available through the manufacturer, and that trend continues up the pricing tree through cars, boats, and houses so you're left to play ping pong negotiation. I've never understood it, and it's a game I personnaly hate to play.
I've bought 4 and sold 3 boats using my best offer, and I've walked away feeling good with each deal, and I think the other folks did too. I certainly haven't tried ripping anyone off anyway.
I know that wasn't your question, so to that end: Given the price range, and assuming the fabled 'average' boat, I would feel comfortable walking away from the transaction with $2,000-3,000 under list.
Looking forward to hearing how it turns out!
2002 Beneteau 393
I'm a sailor, I sail!
Last edited by creedence623; 04-22-2012 at 10:52 PM.