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Old 08-05-2013, 06:28   #61
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Re: Biggest lie told by a broker ?

When we were looking I found a boat that was listed on a couple of different sites. Boat in Panama City. Fl.
I was heading down for Thunder Beach, so I made an appointment three weeks out with the Brokers Rep in Panama City for Friday at 2:00. He said call him a couple of days before just confirm I was coming.
I did just that. However, he said that he had booked a charter fishing trip, and wouldn't be there. I asked if he could send someone else. He said no, he was the only rep in PC. (Broker office was in Tampa)
I asked if he could make 5:00. He said no, he'd want to get home and have dinner after being on the Gulf all day.
I asked him about meeting me the next day. He said he didn't know. It depended on whether book another charter.
I called the Broker. I explained I was a cash buyer, and it appeared that they thought I was simply killing time. They said they would get him out there. I received a call back from the Broker telling me that I must have misunderstood. He said the rep told him I had an appointment. I was to call the rep back.
Before I could call the rep, he called me cussing me about calling the Broker. Said that we had an appointment the next day.
I told them to kick rocks. Bought a boat elsewhere.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:42   #62
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Re: Biggest lie told by a broker ?

ha ha those are good ones:

a boat never sank from blisters .. i know a good surveyor !!
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:27   #63
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Re: Biggest lie told by a broker ?

"Your wife is going to love it!"
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:29   #64
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"Your wife is going to love it!"
LOL! - so very true..
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Re: Biggest lie told by a broker ?

Me: I thought the listing said "bottom job done" as I stand under the boat popping huge blisters with my fingers.

Broker: Turning his back to me and refusing to look, "It was done, epoxy, there are no blisters."
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Old 08-05-2013, 17:01   #66
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Re: Biggest lie told by a broker ?

Listing on 1996 boat offered by original owner said engine has 2,000 hours.

Me: "That's pretty low for a 17 year old boat"

Broker: "Well actually, that's since a major rebuild which was required after it completed 5 years of charter service".

Me: "So it's not the original owner and no one knows how many hours are on the engine!"

Broker: "Yeah, and the overhaul was done badly. The last potential buyer dropped out because the engine survey showed filings in the oil!"

Well, at least the last part was honest!
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Re: Biggest lie told by a broker ?

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Listing on 1996 boat offered by original owner said engine has 2,000 hours.

Me: "That's pretty low for a 17 year old boat"

Well, at least the last part was honest!
Ive done a max of 25 hours in the last 3 years (its a Sail boat)

I put an offer on a cat in QLD subject to inspection, It was accepted so I flew up there and all my sailing equipment, car hire ECT get shown the boat and told my offer was no longer accepted and the price has gone up. I told them to stick it.
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