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Skunked on an outboard sale

So on inpulse I bought a Fisherman (Evenrude) Outboard. Very beat up but running. A year later I try to get it running again and it starts falling apart on me. Handle fell off, would not idle, almost impossible to operate throttle.

I only had a little over a hundred into it so I figured I would cut my losses and sell it. I advertised on craigs list and a fellow comes over that knows motors, fixes them up to resell.

He agreed to pay $75. I say OK we are about to pack it up in his car and I get the great idea to have him look at a 2003 Mercury 5 HP 4 stroke and see if he wants to give me an offer.

After a bit back and forth he decides he wants to wait on the newer motor and doesn't want the Fisherman.

Rat's I should have kept my mouth shut and pocked his $75. I had to drop to $50 to get him to take it after he saw the 2003.

I actually figured that since we had actually struck a deal and I was just saving him a walk around the house that the deal was struck.
Lesson learned, the deal is not struck until the cash is in my pocket.

Never complicate a deal.
If their was real money involved I would have kept my mouth shut but I figured the guy would honor a deal for 75 bucks.
Apparently not.
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It's not a deal until the $$$ changes hands today, handshakes mean nothing today unfortunately.
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"Time wounds all deals."
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Re: Skunked on an outboard sale

Many years ago when I went to salesman's school, one of the first things we were taught is to not talk after the close, maybe "thank you" and/or
"goodby".

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