Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Jackson WY
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Re: the joy of selling an inexpensive boat on CL
I feel your pain two years ago when I moved from Southern California we had an excess of stuff and tried to sell what we could and gave away some and donated a lot of stuff. We had stuff on Craigslist, Offer Up and even had a garage sale. I had some people try to pull all type of scams and dealt with so many flakes, I wish I had written down some of the experiences.
There was a guy that was trying to pull a fast one on me and my wife during a garage sale, had us hold something then came and tried to negotiate down on something we were basically given away already. I kicked him off my property then put the item in my car and took it to goodwill, out of principle.
When it comes to big ticket item like a boat, I like to screen people by writing a good honest description of the item and asking about their experience and plans for the boat. If they take time to respond you know they are serious. Whatever you do don't give out your phone number until you have at least screened the potential buyer, I learned that lesson the hard way.
West Wight Potter 14 "Lemon Drop"
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