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Re: Etiquette for boat sale
Its a little unclear how you left it, if you actually said okay. Assuming you accepted their offer on the phone; I would be straight with them. In fact I would probably honor the deal to my own detriment but I would say - get down here right now with the money. Give them 24 or 48hours. But don't pull the rug out from under them.
If it is really a hardship then I suppose you can call and tell them that its a money problem for you and you need to talk to some other potential buyers. They will probably walk after a few choice words. Nothing they can really do.
Whatever you do, don't accept an offer from nice people and then go fishing for more money elsewhere. That would be dishonorable.
* actually I am alittle unclear on the actual timline. If you accepted their offer 1.5 weeks ago didn't take a deposit and they dissapeared during that time - then all bets are off. If you accepted their offer yesterday, then honor it. You can't hold the boat for them unless you have a contract and deposit - everyone knows that -
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Last edited by Sal Paradise; 07-10-2014 at 02:53 PM.