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Old 07-28-2005, 10:32 PM
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I'm hoping to get a new (used) boat in the next month or so and am wondering roughly how much "play" is built into dealers prices? (I've always bought from individuals before)

A boat that is owned by a dealer, "free & clear", how much cushion do they buid into the prices? I know it's not a standard answer across the board, but what would you expect to see "discounted" on a 100-120k boat?

I'm not out to play games with anyone, don't want to waste their time, nor do I want to waste mine. I would be a cash buyer if it makes any difference in the equation.

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Most dealers price high in case someone wants to trade something. So people think they are getting good$$$ for there trade when really they are not.
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Old 07-28-2005, 10:45 PM
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Andy,
I bought my Baja in August of last year. Got some great advice from people on the board. It was suggested to me to offer 25% less than m.s.r.p., which I did. Ended up at about 23%. The negotiation took about 10 minutes. No b.s. back and forth. I was happy and I'm sure they made $ too. Good luck.

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Really Depends On The Boat You Are Buying......
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Andy, what are you looking for?
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33 Powerplay, 2000-2002, efi's

I'd do a 32' AT as well, but the market on those appears to be pretty dry right now.

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33 Powerplay, 2000-2002, efi's

I'd do a 32' AT as well, but the market on those appears to be pretty dry right now.
How about this 33' Powerplay?

http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-5281.html
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Brother, I keep trying to find a way to justify having only a 3 pack. I love that boat, but unfortuantely, need more cockpit room. If I could justify buying 2 boats, your's would be one of them, believe me.
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Maybe I should clarify my original question:

If you were buying a Used boat, from a dealer, and the price was between 100-130k, where would your offer be at & where might you expect to close?

The boat(s) in question are Powerplays, so I would think that is a factor as well, since they are no more.

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Andy I Would Say 10 To 15 % Ive Got 4 Fountains And Formula And 3 Eliminators For Sale Right Now.
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