Originally Posted by D&D
Not sure we're following that logic, but hey...it's your show!
Let me be a bit more clearer.
Some things are personality traits. I like to purchase
new items, because new items will present less problems, since wear & tear is not something you should factor in. Warranty takes care of problems (I will admit that I live in a 3rd world country, and consumer protection is not as strong as it is in US or EU). But nonetheless, when I had problelms, warranty always took care of them for me.
But also, I like to own new things, because I like the feeling of... having something unused!
M400 is not old, but if I buy it, knowing my personality, I know that I will have to replace and refit
everything on it (except mechanical/electronic items). This would take a whole lotta time.
Since this is not going to be a live-aboard, and mainly used for coastal cruising, or just to escape from the noise
of a crowded city... have a BBQ, fishing
, a bit sailing, etc... bigger does not necessarily mean better for me. Remember, I am a beginner, and I have a business to run.
Now for new Lagoon... I have driven the price down as much as possible (by using Mahe 36
card). It is no longer possible to get it any cheaper (unless I can figure out a way to save on 40K euro shipping).
M400 has the same price with Lagoon. Yes it has tons of extras, and I know that the cost of a cat can be doubled with the options... But do I really need $15K watermaker
in future? I don't think so.
The owner of M400 is not negotiating on the price, and I honestly think it is already selling less than it should (compared to couple of other M400 prices or what it would cost to own a new one).
So I will just make him an offer $50K less than his asking price. Whether he takes it or not, he will have made the choice for me.
Too many choices are never a good thing. It creates confusion. I am sick and tired of being have to choose all my life (sometimes I wish I was living in commie Soviet Union). This might be fun for you seasoned sailors, but it definitely is not fun for a beginner like me. Even when I was buying
my house, I could not decide on last 2 options and I had to flip a coin to do the deciding for me!
I hope I am more clear now.