I have always valued this community, many members here have guided, advised, heckled (in good humor), consoled and HELPED.
Recently I asked your collective opinions on a boat which was on the other side of the world from me.
By the time I got my bits and pieces together AND booked a flight it had been a week.
I rang the broker the night before I was to leave.
The boat was sold.
And I quote "some idiot posted a query about the boat on CF and it just went nuts"
The boat sold for $10k more than the asking price!
I don't know if it was a member
or a lurker. But I do know I wasn't asked if I was through with it.
I know the old adage, "you snooze you loose" but I thought I might warn everyone about my experience.
It has taken me a few weeks now to "calm down", I may have found another boat, but I cant risk telling anyone except people I can trust via PM.
To those that have helped THANK YOU to those at whom this is directed