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Old 16-01-2014, 16:04   #31
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The best advice I've ever had about buying stuff was 'you make money when you buy not when you sell'. I'm not advocating you can make money buying a boat but what this gent meant was don't get emotional and don't pay too much.

We made a couple of low ball offers that were rejected and finally ended up getting a very well maintained and equipped Liberty 458. Good boats that sell quick seemed to go for about 15% below asking. We looked at over 125. Occasionally you hear about the deal of the century but it's rare.

However boats that have been on the market for a while probably don't have a good match between asking price and market demand. Make an offer you think is fair value for you.
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Old 16-01-2014, 17:46   #32
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Re: Any reason not to put in an offer?

I hesitate to add to the reams of advice, but. Consider asking your broker or the listing broker for a print out of same model boats sold in the last two years, asking price vs sold price. This list will give you data on the market. But what a boat is worth is what a buyer will pay, make an offer that works for you. You have narrowed it to several very popular models, good data will be easy to come by.
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