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Old 01-31-2002, 08:18 AM
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thanks guys for all the insight.....i have been in sales for 11 years and should know all of this....its just different when its YOUR boat!! maybe he will call, maybe he will buy, i am not going to rack my brains over it....i need closure!!!! gotta go to work to make up for my lost day!!!! thanks again OSO !!
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Old 01-31-2002, 09:32 AM
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It seems when anybody on OSO asks whether they should buy boat x, y, or z. the advise given is to ride in all of them and then decide. How else could you make your own comparison?

I would agree that they guy should of at least reimbursed you for your boat related expenses.

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Old 01-31-2002, 09:33 AM
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On the other side of it,When I was looking for a different boat I talked with a guy down in Stuart (sp) Fl. and he had the bull sh*# down.Made the boat sound like it was new. So I hopped on a plane to give it a look. What a piece of crap. Total waste of my time. Blew a day off work for nothing.
I gave up on looking any further away than what I could drive in a day. Ended up buying a boat from the Detroit area. Really love the boat. Was everything the guy said it was.

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Old 01-31-2002, 10:14 AM
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Alot of the time "I'll have to think about it" means, "Hey the boat is nice and I like you. You've been a great host and I feel bad about spending your time; so I just don't have the heart to say that, I don't want your boat".
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Old 01-31-2002, 11:21 AM
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The potential buyer probably never had a ride in a fast boat before.
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Old 01-31-2002, 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by hp500efi:
<STRONG>Bull, you gotta admit that if a guy is willing to take his day off, buy an airplane ticket and fly down to see you and the boat, he aint no tire kicker. I am sure he was interested and he probably had three other boats on his mind along with yours. If it were me buying, I would test ALL of them and then make a decision.

Who knows, maybe he will call you and buy the boat, on the other hand maybe he bought another. As someone said, that's sales !</STRONG>
maybe he was already going to florida anyway and was looking to do a little boating while he was down there,he probably had several test rides set up and spent his whole vacation boating.....hmmmm that gives me an idea

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Old 01-31-2002, 11:40 AM
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traviss...bat, please
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Old 01-31-2002, 11:42 AM
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Here's the answer to your ? Bull

The secret's finally out!!! The formula for WHY all those OTHER folks at
&gt; work are so good at what they do!!
&gt; :O)
&gt; We've all been to those meetings where someone wants more than 100%!
&gt; How about achieving 103%?
&gt; Here's a little math that might prove helpful in the future!
&gt; What makes life 100%?
&gt; If,
&gt; A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
&gt; can be represented as numeric values, i.e.,
&gt; 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
&gt; Then,
&gt; H A R D W O R K
&gt; 8 1 18 4 23 15 18 11 = only 98 %
&gt; K N O W L E D G E
&gt; 11 14 15 23 12 5 4 7 5 = only 96 %
&gt; But,
&gt; A T T I T U D E
&gt; 1 20 20 9 20 21 4 5 = 100 %
&gt; Moreover,

&gt; B U L L S H I T
&gt; 2 21 12 12 19 8 9 20 = 103%
&gt; So, it stands to reason that hard work and knowledge will get you close,
&gt; but attitude and bull**** will put you over the top!
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hmmm...maybe he an "accident" as you sailed that 5' wake -- and is too embarassed to call back. Did he leave any puddles on board?
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Old 01-31-2002, 11:51 AM
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I would never drive the boat without intent to buy. Although I have never sea trialed a boat before I bought it(I know I know). I did have someone go for a ride in my last boat then never even call back. I guess he liked his little crownline he bought better than a Scarab. I suspect he just wanted a ride. What a waste.
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