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Old 08-03-2008, 10:59 PM
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I listed my boat on a few internet sites for sale(including oso) and it did not sell. Should I give up now until next spring or run some more ads???
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:04 AM
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For some reason some people think that July 4th is a magic date. If your boat is not sold by then you will have it over the winter.(They must not live or boat down south where we can boat almost 12 months a year). If your willing to give your boat away you can advertise it again. The market sucks right now for selling a boat at a reasonable price and if you price yours at what it's worth you will probably get no calls. I'd say wait till next spring but I'm not sure it will be any better. It's almost like take your lumps now or take them later. IMO
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:27 PM
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I listed my previous boat "for sale" on August 1st 2005 and it sold before Labor Day. But, the economy was different and I priced it to sell.

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just listed mine, doesnt matter what time of year, if the price is right it will move
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There's an azz for every seat. It just takes that one call to sell a boat. I have bought and sold most of my boats after the 4th of July and I live in Michigan. The market does suck right now but the beating you take on your boat will most likely be passed on when purchasing your next boat in the form of a good deal. Good Luck
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In this economy "selling a boat" is hard. Its so bad with gas prices, "giving a boat away" is hard.
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I haven't got a call on my cig until this week
6 calls on thursday and two people setting up to do surveys.
So never give up never surrender
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:10 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I may keep right on trying then instead of waiting till spring to start again. I have heard from some boat dealers if they dont sell by July 4, your odds of selling go way down, that is why I ask...
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Originally Posted by Perfectmix View Post
There's an azz for every seat. It just takes that one call to sell a boat. I have bought and sold most of my boats after the 4th of July and I live in Michigan. The market does suck right now but the beating you take on your boat will most likely be passed on when purchasing your next boat in the form of a good deal. Good Luck
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by h20 toie View Post
I haven't got a call on my cig until this week
6 calls on thursday and two people setting up to do surveys.
So never give up never surrender
Congratulations Dan.... We sold ours within' a month, of course it's a Cig like yours... a Lip-Ship Edition Cig... and the right buyer made for a sale.

Hang in there.... we're on the hunt now like many others.
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