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Old 01-27-2020, 09:28 PM
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Why are prices of gladiators up about $60k over couple years ago? I respect someone trying to get the most out of their boat but I feel a real buyer just won't spend that but maybe I'm wrong.
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Old 01-27-2020, 10:08 PM
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Basic economics. Supply vs demand. If they don't sell, prices go down. When in demand, prices go up.

What you want is not what may be happening. If you want, you pay or don't. Your choice?

Pretty Philosophical, but basic economics.
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:06 AM
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My gladiator is not up $60,000 from a couple years ago. I guess it would be hard to be up $60,000 when Im Only asking $50,000 for it.
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Old 01-28-2020, 01:47 AM
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Supply and demand as well as many have had significant upgrades.
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Old 01-28-2020, 06:24 AM
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All used boats prices seem to be up. Good times.
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the 39' Vrod skater is listed for double what it sold for in 2011
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:12 AM
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Most of the Gladiators have been updated that are for sale with newer or rebuilt power and drivetrain. Not many were built. The TS market on Cigarettes is strong. Especially since the past 4-5 years, Cigarettes focus and sales has been towards Center Consoles like everyone else. The New price tag on a NEW Machine is really high, so the demand for clean, well built, newly powered and updated used machines is driving the market pricing. I think the cheapest TS Cigarette Top Gun out there for sale is around 105K and needs motors rebuilt, paint work, interior, dash help. Plus not many Sitdown (Some Staggered) boats built by any manufactures. Hotrod Styling.
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:12 AM
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Clean TS TG's are breaking the bank also. good time to own one.......
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:36 AM
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But are they really moving for the inflated price?
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:57 AM
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The spotlight performance dealers, we all cruise their sites to see what they have for sale, rotate their stock at a fast pace. Well cared for, low hour, Merc powered performance boats are in high demand. Many sell before they even hit the listings by the dealers.
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