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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
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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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