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Old 01-09-2006, 05:48 PM
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The "Big Ol Houseboat" is at the Atlanta show every year.Families and kids are lined up for a block to pass thru the front and exit out the back.Carpet is well protected and no one stops,crowds just flow on thru But it begs the question,if a serious prospect wanted to buy the boat,how do you deal with him?
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If a person is a serious prospect, and you are a serious sellsperson, it'll work out. It's the sightsee'rs you are really asking about in this topic, right?
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:13 PM
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go to a car show and try and get in a 100k+ car... now you should be thankful they let us anywhere near 500k+ boats....
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go to a car show and try and get in a 100k+ car... now you should be thankful they let us anywhere near 500k+ boats....

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Old 01-09-2006, 06:50 PM
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The "Big Ol Houseboat" is at the Atlanta show every year.Families and kids are lined up for a block to pass thru the front and exit out the back.Carpet is well protected and no one stops,crowds just flow on thru But it begs the question,if a serious prospect wanted to buy the boat,how do you deal with him?
Are we talking about the Carrie Craft?
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Comparing a boat show to an Auto Show isn't really a fair compairison. It would be more like a high end RV show with high $$$$ motorhomes. At the Auto Shows they usually rope off the high $$$ Cars (500K and up) or lock the doors. At the RV shows, they to have all kinds of people looking and walking through their RV's and I have never seen anyone take off their shoes to look at one.

I guess the best thing to do is put up whatever sign or signs you want, and if your showing it to a buying customer, then have someone "Run Blocker" for you and not let anyone in while you are showing it! The real customers will understand and if they are upset, ask them if they would like to set up a "showing"
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