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Old 03-19-2007, 08:30 PM
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My boat is listed on their website. I have had three leads, all of them scams! They all say the boat is sold without negotiating over price, and they want me to send tem money first to "verify" the checking account. The last guy wants my home equity line account number to wire me money. how does that work??
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:15 PM
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Yep went down that road with them before
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:06 AM
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Can say I did NOT have any good experiences with them either
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:43 PM
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Default American Boat Listing aka worked for me

I found another area with talk about I basically shared my experience there. Abl boats does have a new web site and is possibly under new management I don't know but, I had no issues really.

I guess boat sites like abl got some bad press in the past but, my experience was fine. I initially listed my boat there because the site was fast and I liked the exposure.

I really didn't have to do anything. I just sent a description and some pics and they entered the info, re-sized the images and got my boat in the search engines.
I initially talked to a rep guy name Howard in Florida who told me they have a newsletter with over half a million people getting it. I guess their strategy works, my boat sold 11 days after I listed it there to a guy in another state even, and I had been trying for a year spending way too much on ads. I had no problems with abl, I do still get emails from them but, that is what they do to promote the site and boats therein. Catch 22 I guess.

I still browse their site from time to time just to drool as holes in the water I cannot afford. I did in fact get some "spamish" calls from people tying to sell me their services but, that is to me expected when you allow yourself to be contacted and put your phone number out there!

I rarely if ever post in these places, I am just an info seeker but, did right for my and that is my two cents. Thumbs up to the mom and pop businesses that compete along side the big dogs.

Now if I can just find what I came here for, info on my old mariner 30 outboard and why it makes a clunking sound in neutral but, not while engaged.
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