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Old 01-03-2008, 12:50 PM
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thanks guys.
I tend to agree w/ JPD and biggus.
This aint a sellers market.
I can take an FU from some dude, who cares.
And johnny, thanks... and no its not for me.
Its not an HP boat. Its for a friend. He's a bit shy on offering much lower than asking, but he has no choice... he's stuck to a budget.
If ya'll care, i'd post the link to it.
I'm always up for your 'professional' opinions.
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nice mark!!! lol

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I actually had a dude offer me 8k on a 16k asking price, just to see if he could get it. I am sure that if he called everybody in the US he could find the desperate one. He pretty much admitted that it was what he was doing. I told him that I wasn't that desperate, he said that "somebody is" and he hung up.
It was nice talking to you though
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mark, thats some funny chit.
a 2008 30ft coblat is about 180.
i would start at 30-32.
fact that its been sitting for 2yrs means the engines will need new gaskets and other stuff. not many hrs for a 10yr boat.
volvo is a plus on this style boat, so is fresh water.
Its funny cuz most boats in our area, salt water, and in the 24-26ft range, model yr 2000 cobalts are asking 8-10k more than this one. If the pictures represent correctly, looks clean.
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offer whatever you think you can get away with. in the end the seller will let you know what it will take to buy it anyway or skip all the bs and ask him up front. if its more then your willing to pay, tell him to call you if he comes down.
 
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Another consideration is to ask the seller how he came about setting his price. If he tells you something like "that's the bank payoff", you have a place to start a reasonable, fact-based discussion about the topic.

It's going to be tough to go back to reasonable after you've pi$$ed him off with a lowball. You may be 100% correct on your price but if you insult the seller or make him feel embarrassed by pricing his boat illogically, it's tough to bring him back to a friendly, civil negotiation.
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I wouldn't think there is an average starting point. You have to do your homework, know what an average retail price is and compare to what it is worth to you.

Good luck
Ditto. There is no formula. BUT if your shopping around 40-50K I've been able to knock off around 10K. Hope that helps.
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all the seller can say is no....you can't get it it you don't ask....
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It was nice talking to you though
I should have known when you asked about colored coordinated fenders and whether it had a "normal potty."
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mark, now that's a good plan!

now i've got another bud to talk into the concept.

btw mark, you think it looks fairly clean for an 11yr boat?
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