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Old 01-06-2006, 05:53 PM
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i am just about done going through my boat, taking care of all the odds an ends from the last season of boating and i am wanting to list it on ebay. what are the pros and cons of selling a boat through that site? i dont expect to sell it right away but i do want to generate some interest and get some exposure but i would like to move it soon. i have a bottom dollar in mind that i would take and it is quite a bit less than comparable boats, i also feel it is a fair $$ price to motivate buyers.

should i use the longest possible auction?

do i use my bottom dollar as a starting bid and what i would like for it as a "but it now"? (13.5k and 15k)

who has sold their a boat on Ebay?

how would i minimize my fees and maximize the effort of listing it on EBAY?


i am sure this topic has been discussed but my OSO search turned up mostly stuff for sale on EBAY.
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Dont use buy it now or youll have thousands of nigerians ending your auction early for there bs scams.
Take tons of pics
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good point, never thought of that. got tons of pics and the boat is actually a pretty good piece. i have enough confidance in this thing i would not have a problem even selling it to someone i know.


by the way . . . i have sold a few things on EBAY but never any big ticket items. hope to get the input from those that have to help me along the way. thanks all
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List it high! After the bidding ends people will offer you less then your Ebay price. then at least you will not have to pay Ebay for selling it.

Ask HIPERF2000 he listed his checkmate on Ebay, Then sold it to someone who seen it on Ebay after bidding was over.I think

I'm gonna list my Cruiser on there soon also.
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Glassdave not to cut in but your timing is perfect - a friend wants me to list his boat on my ebay account (I'm leaning towards no due to liability) Do you typically get a bunch of e-mails questions a day? Its a small (18ft?) pickle fork Eliminator with twin o/b's so wouldn't expect a lot of attention.
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Contact HiPerf2000 from here. He just did it last year I think
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sold my jet ski on ebay. Did a $1 start and set a high reserve. It was a seven day auction that I ended early because a guy offered a good price. I then just cancelled the listing. The next week I bought my new boat on ebay
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I sold my 100k plus Sea Ray "from ebay" I didn't sell it off of ebay.......but it generated alot more leads than my lazy azz broker it was the best 90.00 bucks i ever spent. Good Luck Tom






PS......you will also get emails from brokers and people wanting your boat for charitey........i think ebay is were Sean H bought his new hair peace from
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I really don't understand why more people don't sell boats on e-bay, it's by far the most exposure you can get anywhere. Maybe some people are afraid of just how high their boat won't bid up . I've bought bought 3 cars, one of which was a Lamborghini, from e-bay. All of my big purchases where bought after the auction ended, not through the bid process, so just because it didn't bid up, dosen't mean it won't sell. Give it a try.
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I bought all my rare Hot Wheels from Ebay Honest I did over 500 purchases never been stiffed once
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