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Old 16-06-2012, 04:25   #31
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Re: Where Did I go Wrong ?

Fair enough.

FWIW I read through it again and second time around maybe I am seeing some of your point of view.

I have sold 2 yachts and bought three in my life and had both good and bad dealings with brokers. I do have to agree with you that there are advantages for both the buyer and seller in using a broker. Like lawyers, car salesmen, television preachers and door to door salesmen you learn how to spot a fake. Life lessons 101. There are also good one's out there. Here is Oz alot of brokers are actually just cruiser's needing a job. They get joy out of helping other's find the right boat. Their job however is still to sell yachts.

If this was a year ago, have you since bought a cat???
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Old 19-06-2012, 03:39   #32
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Just noticed the boat has recently sold with an advertised price of $135k. (versus the initial $120k) Bit strange.


Nope, I haven't bought a cat as yet. Made official offers (with deposit) on a couple but failed dismally in the survey.

Still looking but the situation has changed somewhat so we'll see what happens....
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Re: Where Did I go Wrong ?

As a seller the worst buyer to deal with would be a first time boat buyer.
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Old 19-06-2012, 06:15   #34
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Lucky for me, it's not my first time :-)

The key appears to be in the advert. The more info the better, particularly a website.
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Re: Where Did I go Wrong ?

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Just noticed the boat has recently sold with an advertised price of $135k. (versus the initial $120k)..Still looking but the situation has changed somewhat so we'll see what happens....
It certainly is important that a serious buyer have a realistic idea of the value of the boat they are looking at, not just an amount they would like to pay!

As I posted earlier, if I was seriously looking for a Tobago 35 "Twin" and saw it for $120,000 US I would be on an airplane the next day.

IMHO, there are just not that many reasonably priced, good cruising catamarans in the 35' range and newer than 1995. (Gemini 105 being the exception, but certainly a different boat than a T35).

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