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Old 01-11-2006, 07:52 PM
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A few weeks now. I just HOPE I can sell it by summer

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Old 01-11-2006, 08:04 PM
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about 6 seconds. I was approached and I said OK. got same $ I paid 4 years earlier!
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:17 PM
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Here are the problems I see with some of the classifieds:

1. The listed price is SO high that no one bothers calling or figures you're so upside down that it's a ripoff.

2. The word "firm". You might as well not list it, because this means you really don't want to sell. List it higher with a bottom line in mind because people like to negotiate no matter how great of a deal it is.

3. Stop listing standard equipment. Most boats have a depth finder or bilge pump for example. Listing standard equipment tells me the boat isn't that special and you needed to fill ad space.

4. Trailers. Either include the trailer, or don't mention it at all. It's WAY more attractive with a trailer and you're not going to get much more for the trailer by selling it separate. This CAN be a deal breaker.

5. TAKE GOOD PICTURES. I see some of the worst pictures in classified ad's. Take the time to pull in out in the sunlight and get some shots. At least act like you want to sell the boat. If you don't care enough about how the listing looks, how did you treat the boat itself?

Those are just a few things I notice when I'm looking around.
guess i better raise my price
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and remove cockpit carpet from my add

been on the market for 11 days.
as a seller, you have to be reasonable with the boats value or you will sit on it forever. price it right in the beginning even if your upside down. sometimes its better to take the loss and move on because usually its only going to get worse.

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Old 01-11-2006, 08:49 PM
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sometimes its better to take the loss and move on because usually its only going to get worse.
That's true, it ain't gonna be worth more next year.
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A few weeks now. I just HOPE I can sell it by summer

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Nice boat Cap.
I thought you had a Rinker?
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TSG nailed it with his reply.

I can think of a Bullet I am somewhat interested in. The word "firm" comes to mind. I personally don't think it's worth anymore than the next one.

Pics are a pet peave of mine. I look at ads on a daily basis. I can look through OSO classifieds and find a large percentage of the ads that have several pics of the boat that tell me nothing at all. There will be five pics posted of the boat and all of them are different angles from the outside of the boat. This tells me nothing about what the boat has to offer. Why not do a pic of the cockpit, cabin, engines, stern, and outside to give me an idea of what I'm looking at?????

Oh, the trailer topic is a good one too. If I have to spend extra $$$ to get one for a boat I'm probably gonna look elsewhere.

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Old 01-11-2006, 10:02 PM
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A few weeks now. I just HOPE I can sell it by summer

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Cap, do you want sell your boat? Did you read TSGs post, you got to make people want it!! discribe it you know, one owner,like new, never rained on, owned by little ol lady,some pics of girls laying all over it swooning all over you!!
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Old 01-11-2006, 10:15 PM
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I think ever person responds different to each classified ad. I am in the advertising business and everone is different in their buying habits and how they respond. Each ad tells a story about the seller. One thing I have noticed over the years is ads that are lengthy in words really means they need to sell. Just a observation.
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I have had my 35' Motion cat for sale for a less than two weeks and the phone has been ringing off the hook. I think it will sell very soon. http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-8374.html
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Also list in your classified ad that you lost your job and your phone will be ringing off the hook. I know some of you guys have used that line and it worked. You know who you are
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