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Boat buyers are liars! LOL

Old 10-21-2002, 03:09 PM
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Default Boat buyers are liars! LOL

Buyer # 4 for my 38 Cig Flat Deck:
Loves the boat, came back 4 times to see it.
We talk about the price (he was at 52k, I was at 56K).
He says " unwinterize it & lets go for a ride. If everything goes fine, we can wrap up the deal".
Go for a ride & everything runs 110%.
Then he says he needs a survey. Fine! His Cousin does the insurance survey & it passes 100%.
Great, lets wrap up the deal!!!!
"Just let me find Insurance"...... Found great deal on Ins.
Buyer just sent me a fax saying he will be down today with $40,000 & will take the boat away if I agree.
WHAT THE F***???????????????????????????????????
I'm taking it down to FL for the winter.
If anyone is interested in the boat/trailer & all associated equipment, $52k takes it away! I'll list it in the oso classifieds
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Old 10-21-2002, 03:16 PM
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bum deal,djd. when are you taking it my boat leavin thursday for sarasota come on down. two words for you non-refundable deposit.well three.keeps people honest in land deals or anything.better luck. sea ya
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Old 10-21-2002, 03:17 PM
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Ill give you $39,000.
Just kidding but a feel your frustration.

I took a deposit on a motorcycle last summer. The buyer gave me his cell phone number and stated he would be back in 3 days to take the bike. Never showed. Ive called him at least 30 times. I turned away others who called about the bike thinking it was sold. I did pocket $300 on the deposit but would rather have the bike out out of the garage and the full $3500 I was asking.
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Old 10-21-2002, 03:17 PM
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I'll take it! I'll be out with $35k cash in a few hours

That sucks, man. You'll sell it, just need to find the right (intelligent) person.
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Old 10-21-2002, 03:22 PM
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damn dave...that sucks...i say keep it...f*^k 'em all! Have a good time in FL with it!
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Old 10-21-2002, 05:08 PM
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Oh man that SUCKS!!!! Sorry to hear that. Some one has to buy that thing!!!!

Any luck on the parts search ??

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Old 10-21-2002, 05:13 PM
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I feel for you too. BTDT. Now I won't give any rides without a non-refundable deposit.
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Old 10-21-2002, 05:32 PM
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Should have said fine.

Then asked him out of curiosity (sp) what he will putting in for power once he takes delivery??

Since you will be pulling OUT the current drive system!

At least that is what I told someone that offered me 50 grand for my boat 2 years ago

They answer, "What you want that much money and it does not have engines?"

I answer, " No for that much of a price difference of my asking price, You will be lucky to even get the gimbal housings let alone the drives and motors!"

Some people need to get real on what boat prices are about!
This Cat is trying to keep up with the Big Dogs
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Old 10-21-2002, 06:06 PM
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I would have told him to "come down and wrap the deal up" just like he told you, then when he waisted his time getting a check made out to you and coming over I would have told him "I changed my mind, but I'll still take the 52k you offered before"
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Old 10-21-2002, 08:48 PM
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I hope he somehow gets wind of this forum and realizes how big a [email protected]#$%^k he really is. Good luck. Craig
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