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Old 12-01-2006, 10:08 AM
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I use ABOS at the dealership i work at.
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Many dealers in this area have me survey the trade before they give the customer a hard number of what his trade is worth. Of course I evaluate the boat on its own merit, but I use a consensus of info from NADA, BUC, ABOS and the Powerboat Guide. I also compare to others that have sold within the last few months if that's possible. Naturally this is easier on a high-volume production boat than a custom. The dealer uses my survey as a negotiating tool if there are many deficiencies in the trade.
Thanks for the info. Does the ABOS have a online site that I could use to figure out the price? I got a price fron the NADA and the BUC. I know I am better selling it outright. I figure it would also save me around $15,000 in taxes if I traded it in.
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We use ABOS, NADA, and BUC; as well as doing online market research and talking to various industry contacts. At our dealership, we do a fair amount of trade-in deals...the bottom line is that we need to be able to buy your boat at a $# that will allow us to resell the traded boat on the open market.
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Many dealers in this area have me survey the trade before they give the customer a hard number of what his trade is worth. Of course I evaluate the boat on its own merit, but I use a consensus of info from NADA, BUC, ABOS and the Powerboat Guide. I also compare to others that have sold within the last few months if that's possible. Naturally this is easier on a high-volume production boat than a custom. The dealer uses my survey as a negotiating tool if there are many deficiencies in the trade.
Oh Yess, The power Boat guide, Mark Parker, and Ed put alot of research into that book, really good guys as well. Of course they are more into the cruisers and sportfish, but I gain a wealth of knowledge from them.
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