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Old 15-08-2011, 07:15   #121
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Re: Disappointing Broker

I spent a year talking to brokers with that attitude, or they tried to sell me boats that I had no interest in after i explained my requirements to them. then i found a great broker that has spent all the time (a lot) that i needed to confirm the boat and listened to my requirements. i am headin to the BVI to pick up a Beneteau 393 in a couple of weeks (second contract!). i would like to give him a plug if anyone need a broker in australia that sells yachts via the net and skype? should i drop his contact details here?

PS thanks MarkJ, your postings have helped me a great deal to get from the couch to in Melbourne to a boat in the BVI, you where right that 85k was to cheap for a 06 393!

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Old 15-08-2011, 07:35   #122
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I really feel bad for this seller because he was sorely misrepresented. SC
I have a question for you. Did he get the price the seller wanted? That is the only way the broker represented the seller. If he sold you the boat way under the asking price why are you grumbling? If he got a price the seller was happy with he did his job. And he'll get his commission, which is all he cares about. He's not there to babysit you, he's there to sell the boat, which he did.

I'm not agreeing with the way you were treated, I have met a-hat brokers, too. But his only real job is to sell the boat.

This is a rhetorical question, and I'll probably get nailed for it anyway but here goes:
At anytime do you think that you went forward with the deal just to show him that you were a serious person? "I'll show this b%@$rd I'm a serious sailor!"
Salesman have been selling cars to woman for 100 years doing this. "I have to admit, Missy, you really know your cars, that's a beautiful Dihatsu you just bought."
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Old 15-08-2011, 10:37   #123
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Re: Disappointing Broker

There are a great many posts here that suggest that the OP may have handled herself differently. They're made in a spirit of helpfulness but I still disagree.
She has stated that she is a large woman with an accent from somewhere else.
Large is not the problem.
Woman is not the problem.
Foreigner is not the problem.
The broker is a prick, THAT'S THE PROBLEM!
I'd just be glad that he showed his stripes so early before he had a chance to screw you over.
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Old 15-08-2011, 10:44   #124
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Re: Disappointing Broker

Thank you for clearing this up. It seems that none of us but you were there and actually witnessed what happened. Otherwise we were just left with the three sides to every story thing.

Can you provide some more detail based on the conversation that you heard?
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Old 15-08-2011, 11:10   #125
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There are a great many posts here that suggest that the OP may have handled herself differently. They're made in a spirit of helpfulness but I still disagree.
She has stated that she is a large woman with an accent from somewhere else.
Large is not the problem.
Woman is not the problem.
Foreigner is not the problem.
The broker is a prick, THAT'S THE PROBLEM!
I'd just be glad that he showed his stripes so early before he had a chance to screw you over.
Thank god someone finally cleared up the situation for all of us. Now maybe you can clear up the other threads on the board that are in discussion!!

: ) LOL
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Old 15-08-2011, 14:39   #126
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There are a great many posts here that suggest that the OP may have handled herself differently. They're made in a spirit of helpfulness but I still disagree.
She has stated that she is a large woman with an accent from somewhere else.
Large is not the problem.
Woman is not the problem.
Foreigner is not the problem.
The broker is a prick, THAT'S THE PROBLEM!
I'd just be glad that he showed his stripes so early before he had a chance to screw you over.
Maybe you should go into politics. :-)
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Old 15-08-2011, 23:14   #127
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I'm glad to be of service.
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Old 16-08-2011, 04:59   #128
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Regarding the website for rating/recommending brokers. In the home improvement world there is a site called "angie's list", some of the comments are pretty unkind and yet she is not getting sued. People post their experiences. Take them for what they are worth to you.
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