I've had my boat for sale
on sailboatlistings.com for a good price
for a couple weeks, lots of calls, several folk have looked at the boat
, one is serious and putting together a purchase
Now the weird part. This old guy called me a couple weeks ago about the boat and bent my ear for an hour about a variety of things not many of which pertained to buying
a boat. I figured it was an old guy with not a lot of folk to talk to so, OK. This morning he calls (early) and says he wants to buy the boat. He wants to know how to send the money
. Full price
. The boat's on jackstands and I have my foot in a cast so I can't go get the boat into the water
. I tell him we can finish the deal Labor Day. He says he wants to do it now- can't I have someone at the marina get it into the water
and ready to go? Hmm, I guess so ...
I few minutes later I get a call from his bank. Really, I checked the bank and the employee's name- real bank, real employee, real phone
I've sold a lot of stuff in my years, some for a lot more money
than this, but this is weird. I'm picturing this guy (I think he's 80) buying
my boat, gunning the engine
and going out in a blaze of glory. What should I do? How should I make it a clean break so there would be no blowback on me if he did something crazy or harmful after buying the boat?
Scratching my head