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post #21 of 27 Old 06-01-2019
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Re: Professional lookers ( not buyers)

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Have a guy visiting the second time tomorrow - wanted to go for a sail - nixed that - told him we can put up sails , run engine but that's it - not giving joy rides for a boat that I am asking $3,500 for - pus the guy has not checked about available slips yet - which is the biggest hurdle - finding a boat is easy - finding a good slip at a good price - hard - I have a feeling that he might want to buy boat but can't afford slip.

I have the boat in Sailboatlistings also - no bites - listed a couple of boats before there - maybe one response - seems to be for broker type boats - people looking for deals go to CL - Facebook has Marketplace and a number of pages for sailboat sales - but the listings don't change much - a lot of lookers from all over the country but not many serious buyers.
One of the local guys selling his boat that is moored close to mine faced the same dilemma, solved it by agreeing wholeheartedly, with the stipulation that the cost for a half day cruise was $100.00, payable in advance, that would be deducted from the purchase price should they buy it. Got rid of the looky loos very quickly . He did sell it, after a while but this approach saved him a whole lot of time showing the boat to people that were never going to buy it anyway.

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Re: Professional lookers ( not buyers)

Looks like I sold the boat to the first person who looked - they wanted a sail but I nixed it - but they did a good examination - unfurled sails , ran engine - I priced it very low so I figured they did not want it to get away. Sold through CL - thank goodness not too many nutjobs.

Already put deposit on next boat - wife does not have a clue - if she thinks the boat is different once I swap them out of the slip - I will just tell her she is confused and not a boat expert.
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Re: Professional lookers ( not buyers)

I feel sorry for you.

If I had a wife I needed to lie to, I'd move on.
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Re: Professional lookers ( not buyers)

I've had both kinds (country and western)...
People who call and not show has been rare.
But I've had tire kickers that honestly don't have a clue on value, or just want to put in a lowball offer to see if they could get a bargain
and I've had people drive insanely far to come look and purchase from me (and frankly I have done the same).

My deal is, cash or nothing. If its under $10,000 then I want cash and I expect to pay cash myself for same.

I had one lady (from whom I purchased my S2 7.9), who was astonished I brought cash with me when I drove from PA to MI. I was like, I just drove 14 hours to buy your boat, I am either paying you and taking it home or I'm leaving without a boat, this isn't a, well lemme go home and talk to my wife about it kind of thing (all stuff I told her when I was leaving to come see it). When I handed her, I believe $8000 in cash she was nearly panicked that she had to put it in the bank immediately. She was concerned someone was going to steal it or something. I was like, most drug dealers wouldn't even get out of bed for a sale that small.

Anyway. I think buyers of used items, cars, boats, houses are all a shifty lot, and one must put "constraints" on your tolerance of it.
The phrase "time is money" is lost on these people and the fact that you must wait around on a Saturday/Sunday for hours to show them a boat/car/house for them to just be "looky loos" is a huge loss of your money/time, and that is the rude nature of some folks.

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Sailing is my thing not my wife's , she could care less if I have Sunfish or 40 footer - she is just not a boat person, which is fine with me - my post was written a bit tongue in cheek - I suggest Jammer stick to commenting on sailing not on other peoples relationships.
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Sailing is my thing not my wife's , she could care less if I have Sunfish or 40 footer - she is just not a boat person, which is fine with me - my post was written a bit tongue in cheek - I suggest Jammer stick to commenting on sailing not on other peoples relationships.
Sore spot, I see. I don't blame you.

I was commenting on what you said. Did you lie?

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