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Boats 4sale in the Classifieds #s falling??

Old 12-29-2008, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Butchwj View Post
40% of Americans are worried how they are going to put food on their tables every night....
I know that is a big thing, but it seems every year in December the ads don't get renewed or people are doing the Xmas thing. Once people are back to work after the new year and the boat shows pick back up the ads will be higher again. It's not that there is a shortage of boats for sale people just are not spending the time to list them right now.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:42 PM
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You know I noticed a good indicator at the stores before christmas.

I can't rememebr the last time I saw a credit card be given back to a buyer from a register because it was declined or over the limit. I saw it 3 times in one week the week before christmas. This shows you the amount of strain on the consumer. It could have been from gas on those cards, etc. But the thing is that if you are a week to week guy, you can't catch up on those things, and with refi's and equity problems on houses, that road is out of the picture also.

Scary stuff with unemployment expected to hit 8-9% like it was in the early 80's
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:02 PM
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We've got a few boats for sale but nothing is moving on the West Coast. We're waiting till after Miami to start advertising again. It's just a waste of $ to do it now with so few buyers.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:47 PM
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Maybe it is because the classifieds and the membership costs are to damn high>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bob_t View Post
I just dropped the price on my 2004 27 Fountain, again, listed here on OSO. I'm now $16,000 cheaper than almost any other one out there, even those on Boattraderonline, and not one phone call, other than Shogren's asking if I want to trade it on something! Market really sucks!
Thats crazy, TIS THE SEASON!!
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