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Old 10-10-2008, 07:43 AM
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I am in no hurry. I would have had your 28 before you if the time was right so I will be watching to make sure you treat her right
I promise that I will. Every boat I have ever owned was in much better condition leaving than when it arrived.

I sat out for 2 years looking. Finally decided that the soft market would hurt the mass produced brands, like Wellcraft, Formula, Sea Ray, Bayliner and Fountain the most. Had a good friend who wasn't able to sell a Formula 311 for cheap. And it was virtually "bristol."

Figured that a boat that was more rare would be better in these times, plus... it helped rationalize an apache purchase.

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I know you will and I look forward to the progress
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:40 AM
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I fully understand that if you own your boat right now then you will be better off holding it until everything straightens out, but how many people actually own their boats with no paper on them??????? With everything going south so fast in this country there is going to be a lot of repos. As far as boat dealers and builders, it will be like it is with cars, you will see dealerships yards dry up and eventually close and plants will cut WAY back on production and on only the strong will survive...........
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but to me its worth more to keep then it is to try and replace. It's for sale, probably for too much, but unless I get what I want out of it, I don't need/want to sell it anyway.
That is exactly what the majority of the "market" is doing/thinking. The rest are drowning in long term loans that got passed by the depreciation a year ago.
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That is exactly what the majority of the "market" is doing/thinking. The rest are drowning in long term loans that got passed by the depreciation a year ago.
Thats what I think I am seeing. I feel sorry for them I really do, I know first hand what its like and its no fun. I hope things get better faster than everyone is saying for the sake of our sport.
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And unitl something different happens...I am confidant the sun will rise tomorrow!!!
"tomorrow is promised to no one" Wm Money.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:24 AM
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If you're a serious buyer just call people up and make an offer for what you want to spend... Once you've agreed in terms, then go look at the boat and go from there. If they say no, just walk away, don't get mad....

You'd be surprised how many sellers will call, email you back weeks later, agreeing to your original price... Just don't be a d-bag about it or get emotional (upset)!

And if you really like the boat you should be willing to pay a little more for it!

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How not to sell a boat:
http://www.thelocal.de/14813/20081010/
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"tomorrow is promised to no one" Wm Money.
I don't think that Bootdaddy was sure that HE would rise tomorrow.

Just the sun.
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not literally put them in crushers but your going to see alot of derelict boats around when even the banks are having a hard time getting rid of them at 20 cents on the dollar for what people are asking on the market........

Please find me a boat thats worth 200k that I can buy for 40k Preferably a 37 AT, 38 TS Gun, Outerlimits, or Nortech
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