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Old 02-06-2013, 14:36   #181
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Re: Post the worst 'For Sale' picture you've seen.

See post # 101
It's already starting and it hasn't even gone anywhere yet.

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Old 03-06-2013, 12:20   #182
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See, I don't consider the photos in that ad to be be "worst" for sale pictures. They appear to present the condition of the boat in a reasonable manner. Yes, the boat is a falling-apart piece of junk, and the guy is delusional if he thinks he's going to get $40k for it (unless he manages to find a complete sucker), but still...

The pictures show you the condition of the boat. They are reasonably in focus. They are neither so close up, nor so far away, that you can't see anything. They show you what you need to know to make a decision about following up on this boat. That's what I want from the pictures in a for sale advertisement.
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Another one. It amazes me that someone would post this, and not take a second to look at the pictures and ask themselves, "will this help to sell the boat?"

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Old 05-06-2013, 14:18   #184
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"this is a great truely blue water vessel , 3/4 keep ruder atch , very rugard , hydrological steering i boug as a project i was built with a experiment carbon fiber mask which failed i punched a good mast for her , that is in fort Myers, i get full price i can let it go, was going deck step the old one i i let go if get the asking price still needs pant , and pulled bottom job, Morgan st-errs , runs drives, very rugged under priced blue water cruiser ,boats is locked in Florida any questions call 502 3668233 great wind less , 12 thousand pounds of lead keel if you want a project boat that can sail the seven seas this is it seller rezerve the right to remove this add for other sale at eny time ,, sold as is where"
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Another one. It amazes me that someone would post this, and not take a second to look at the pictures and ask themselves, "will this help to sell the boat?"

The ladder comes out pretty nice though
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:15   #186
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Re: Post the worst 'For Sale' picture you've seen.

I don't know. Maybe it IS the best. No rotted wood shown. If fact, I'd like to see more, through the fog she has nice lines.

Can't post a pic,but here is a gem on ebay. Actually some pretty honest photos. Edit: photos now added by the wonderful mod team.

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I don't know. Maybe it IS the best. No rotted wood shown. If fact, I'd like to see more, through the fog she has nice lines.

Can't post a pic,but here is a gem on ebay. Actually some pretty honest photos. Edit: photos now added by the wonderful mod team.

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The writing is on the wall in the first picture I guess . It always fascinates me what goes through peoples minds when the think they can sell this. Obviously some people like to start or take over a project and truly enjoy to work on a boat. But it seems to me some 'projects' have been neglected too long and got into a state that is beyong repair. They want to sell it, but determine the asking price based on what they have put in rather than what it is actually worth.
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Just for the entertainment value.
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This is the only pic.
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The writing is on the wall in the first picture I guess . It always fascinates me what goes through peoples minds when the think they can sell this. Obviously some people like to start or take over a project and truly enjoy to work on a boat. But it seems to me some 'projects' have been neglected too long and got into a state that is beyong repair. They want to sell it, but determine the asking price based on what they have put in rather than what it is actually worth.
Actually, I think the price looks OK. Scrap merchants seem to pay ~$200/tonne in the area, which puts the scrap value at ~$900. If it has lead in the keel, the price would go way up. It only sold for $1,250, so that's pretty much scrap value.
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Re: Post the worst 'For Sale' picture you've seen.

An example of the type of photo that annoys the $#$$ outta me. C'mon people, if you want to sell your boat and don't have a decent camera, borrow one!

BTW this one is currently on sailboatlistings
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That one looks like the pic was taken in '73... LOL
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The aussies are just as inspired in their pic taking.

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