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Re: An Excellent Condition, Turnkey Boat
No sympathy for the broker, his job is to head off false starts like this so that YOU dont waste your time, wasting his is his problem.
Was this a one time showing with this broker, or are you working with him on your boat search? If you are working with him, you should expect him to get his act together so when you see a boat, its condition has been accurately communicated to you in advance. When there is doubt, he should see the boat for you, then advise you as to whether he recommends a visit.
Service like that is the reason that working through a broker (such not to be confused with the mythical "buyer's broker") can make a lot of sense, unless of course you enjoy the thrills and chills of the hunt.
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