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Old 01-24-2011
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He can certainly raise his asking price, to cover broker commission, but that doesn't mean that he'll get it.
I can't imagine that there's alot of buyers for this boat in the middle of January in Michigan. It will be there in the spring. I wouldn't leave a deposit.
I'd tell the owner that I was very interested in the boat and would give it a serious look in the early spring. Whether or not he decides to put it in brokerage is up to him.
Imo, it doesn't mean you'd have to pay more. Wait for a time when you can obtain a good inspection.
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I found a boat (Seafarer 22) that I was very interested in owning. They don't become available often, so I was willing to place deposit with survey proviso. If Flybozz1 doesn't have a specific boat that he is seeking, waiting until spring is sound advice. And, of course, a professional marine survey is a must.
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Yeah I don't have a really specific boat in mind but this one had some features I am looking for...but so will a hundred others. I think I will let him know that I am very interested but want to wait until thaw before I move forward with anything.

Other question- In this economy, will there be a big difference between winter and spring prices?
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