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|03-20-2012 03:51 PM|
Re: Boat buying assistance list discussion
I have some experience in web sites, coding database apps, and even using mapping (Google) techniques to put a map page on a web site. I can help with coding if we get that far. I think members could inspects/evaluate an advertised boat to find out it the ad is factual and add a rating system based on a check list. Obviously, such a quick look would not be even close to a formal survey, but could give a prospective buyer an inkling as to when a boat is a possible buy. Glad to help with web site and/or boat evaluations.
|03-01-2012 11:41 PM|
Originally Posted by PBzeer View Post
|03-01-2012 02:24 PM|
I can check out anything in the Wisconsin area probably down to chicago. Always good to get a fresh water boat if you can = ) The only down side is my eyes sees everything and my wife constantly complains I am way to picky !
|03-01-2012 01:35 AM|
Originally Posted by magiccarpet38 View Post
As well, a printed out check list to take along would preserve the memory or could be emailed off to the request person.
|03-01-2012 12:58 AM|
I'd be willing to help to a point. The unintended consequences of liability could be risky. Probably be a good idea to establish ground rules to prevent ill-will and bad feelings.
|02-29-2012 11:59 PM|
|snider||That's a good idea. I've driven from SC as far as St Louis, FL, and NJ to buy boats from online ads. Had someone looked at the NJ boat I wouldn't have bought it, but after driving several hundred miles and talking the price down some I ended up with a boat that I probably should have walked away from. Any one in a few minutes would have spotted the problems, and if they didn't it's still no worse than not having someone look. I guess the only issue is if you don't pursue a boat based on what someone else says, when in fact your opinion would have been different.|
|02-29-2012 10:53 PM|
I wish this were around several years ago. It would have saved me 100's of $ for plane tickets just to see that the boat was not what the ad said.
|02-25-2012 07:03 PM|
|PBzeer||Not that energetic. Aside from the fact I'm not a habitue of either venue. If someone wants to write it out and send it to me, I'll give it a whirl.|
|02-25-2012 06:14 PM|
|hellosailor||Just top by some internet cafe or web bar, buy some geek some drinks and dragoon 'em. In the best of nautical tradition.|
|02-25-2012 06:10 PM|
|PBzeer||It's a nice idea, but more involved than I want to get hello, I'm just a basic html guy, I'm not up to speed on all the new stuff.|
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