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Old 04-23-2003, 01:40 PM
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I tried last year and I've tried again this year to sell my boat. My Thoroughbred with over $10g's in improvements can't even get a single serious inquiry. Doing a price search via TraderOnline (the ad has recently expired) and it was the lowest priced 26' T'bred/Velocity advertised.

I've gotten so burned out on the local hi-perf boating scene (oh wait, let me rephrase), the local get drunk and anchor out at the cove scene and really can't see spending much time on the lake this season.

So what do I do? Price it to loose not only my ass but other parts as well? Store it and wait for the economy to rebound a bit? Part it out and use the hull as a decorative planter?

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Have you tried putting it on Ebay?
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sometimes accidents happen and when they do the insurance will pay for the damages.
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I tried to sell my Fountain last year, had a ton of inquiries but no one would bit. Took it to a broker/dealer at LOTO and they sold it in a week for....get this...$7K more than I asked for it.

Some people would rather buy from a dealer than individual. Even if it costs them more....go figure
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WOW! Can you toss me the name of that broker?
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Try Double Diamond at LOTO. They sold my boat last year the DAY they out it on the lot!!!!!!!!!!
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Broker/Dealer is the way to go. I have bought and sold 4 boats over the last 10 years and learned the hard way to use a broker. I think buyers are more willing to go through the broker because they think there is less chance they will get ripped off.
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I'd have to agree...Proroc Marine in Brick NJ sold my 22 Velocity in a matter of weeks...

Consequently, we bought the 32 Velocity through Billy Frenz' Brokerage....

JJ..wish I was in the market still...that 26 of yours is Bad Azz!!

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Contact Bruce Bullock at Bullock Marine (281) 326-1920
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"POOF" and it was gone.
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