Hitchin' a ride
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
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Ugh...the joys of trying to sell your boat.
As many of you know, I have been trying to sell my Canadian Sailcraft for about a year now. I got close, got one offer, but it fell through. I came way down on the price, over 10% off an already lowered listing price, almost 20k lower than the comps. The prospective buyer had the surveys done and found about 6 grand of things he felt needed to be done. The only serious one that I would have considered paying for was a new head gasket. I was surprised to hear about it in the survey. I have never seen any coolant leaking, never overheated, no white smoke, and no gray oil. The surveyor he used is someone I do not trust at all! Against my wishes, the broker suggested him to the buyer. I have yet to get down to the boat to check the head gasket, but if the engine was overheated and they warped the head on the test sail, I will be very pissed because there is no way to prove it. So the buyer came down on the offer by 6 grand and I said "no". He then came back up by 2 grand and I still had to say "no". Very unfortunate. My hands are tied by the amount I owe on the loan. Accepting his first offer requires me to pay into the lein to clear the title, and it would take ALL of my cash at this point. There is just no way that I can come down anymore, its just not financially possible.
So for now, my contract with the broker has expired and I am moving the boat back to my slip. NOW I can sell the boat to the buyer for what he wants without the commission getting in the way. The only problem is how to let the buyer know that. Whose up for night ops at the dealer?
Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley
Vaya con Dios