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|01-14-2009 08:52 PM|
I read all the pervious and watch 2 years ago.......
all the this will cost you or she is not seaworthy and it did not matter.....
In hindsight watching his eyes he was in LOVE....I tried to talk him out of it........I tried to cover his assets.....
He is so screwed........Laughing
And my hat goes off to him.....hope he gets her in the divorce ican see coming.......
|01-14-2009 05:33 PM|
Boat buying negotiations
I guess I am too emotional or don't trust my knowledge of boats, but I approach boat buying like house buying. If the boat is of significant value (requires a survey) I use a broker. Therefore, there is only one type of offer - a sales contract with a deposit which can be accepted or declined.
|01-14-2009 04:58 PM|
|CaptainFredGreenfield||Love that joke|
|01-14-2009 12:44 AM|
Man walks into a bar and sees the most gorgeous woman he has ever seen.
Says to her: I'm a very rich man and you are simply beautiful. Let me ask you...would you go to bed with me for a million dollars?
She thinks a minute and says: Well for a million dollars I would do it.
He says: How about for $25 dollars?
She says: $25 bucks...what kind of girl do you think I am?
He says: We've already established that...now we're just negotiating!
|01-14-2009 12:22 AM|
There is one rule of negotiation:
He who opens his mouth first - loses.
|01-13-2009 08:55 PM|
Originally Posted by CaptainFredGreenfield View Post
|01-13-2009 08:37 PM|
|camaraderie||I was proud of my boat. A year later I realized pride goeth before the fall in prices!|
|01-13-2009 07:08 PM|
Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
I think it has a lot to do with geographic location too, because in So Cal for example, If I want a Cal 30 or Catalina 30, I could probably find 20 for sale within 50 miles right now. So, its a lot easier to find 5 boats in similar condition for similar prices in So Cal, but in a smaller demographic, you might only find one or two that meet your criteria. But then if you look at the Owning a Boat is Expensive! thread's responses, you can see several owners of boats in smaller demographics, where they know that their boat is in great shape and "at the top of its class" and they're not going to back off of their price much if at all. Some are proud of their boat, and the price reflects it.
|01-13-2009 06:44 PM|
You might try looking at some of the other discussions on actually buying a boat that are here. There is a lot more to it and this is a frequent topic here with lots of good advice including some with significant buying/selling experience of their own as well as brokers.
Personally I am not a proponent of narrowing it down to 5 boats...you should narrow it down to one boat...the one you love that appears to be in the condition you want. You MUST be prepared to let the deal fall through but it is a buyers market and another one will appear shortly as JoeShulz recently found.
|01-13-2009 05:46 PM|
Originally Posted by k1vsk View Post
I didn't write anything about that.
I also did say look at a LOT of boats, and decide on 10 that you might really want to own. I didn't say go to an auction and buy one if the price is right so you can put it on your lot and sell it.
But lets assume someone, who had looked at a hundred boats (maybe a small exaggeration), but finally found a few that clicked with them in what they want, came to you, who is selling a boat and after looking at your boat said,
"Hey I've looked at a lot of boats, and I really like yours. Its got a lot of the things I really want. I've got a few more to look at but I could see myself owning yours. Do you mind if I ask you a few questions?"
you would then say,
"Well if you're looking at other boats then you can't be serious about mine. I won't answer your questions... be gone, ya scurvy dog!"
C'mon. I've sold many boats over the years. I have one for sale right now. Everyone who has come to look at it has looked at other boats. I feel happy that they think enough of it to come all the way to my marina (its a PITA to get to if you've never been there) just to look at my boat and potentially buy it. This of course, after I put the pants on them as a seller over the phone to make sure its worth my time AND theirs to come and look at the boat.
"diffusing the close contenders" is what I said, and no, what I meant is, close contenders being the boats a buyer has been looking at very strongly.. the top 5. If you can only buy one and have had contact with the other four, the polite thing to do is call the others, thank them for their time, and wish them good luck.
There's nothing shady going on here matey, I'm just trying to give novices some clues on how to buy right and get a good deal.
Originally Posted by MarthaT View Post
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