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Old 08-03-2003, 06:44 PM
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I've been trying to sell my 26' Baha Cruisers Mach1 boat now for some time and haven't had one person call or look at it. I advertise it here and in the boat shopper and it is currently in the Salty Dog. I'd like any comments to help me adjust the ad or my price to what might bring in a serious buyer. I know that the boat is an off brand and not a serious offshore boat, but it is still a nice boat. Is it the brand that is keeping people away?? My ad? My price?? I'd appreciate any of your thoughts. Thanks....

NADA on the boat with options is 28-34k and the trailer is low of 3340 to 3790 for a 26' tandem, 28 tandem is 3885 to 4410. The trailer is a 26-28 model. Not sure which nada value applies here.

Is asking price of 29,000 to high?

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I would think 29K is a good asking price.
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That is a reasonable price. Mach 1's are not very well known boats. Many of them are seen at LOTO, but not much elsewhere. There is another member on here( I forget his name) that is also having problems selling his 29 Mach 1 and it is even at LOTO. I think that some of the problem is a result of some of the 29's being underpowered. A 454 in your 26 is a decent powerplant and I would not consider your boat underpowered. Good luck.
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I've sold a couple of boats, on www.dallasboats4sale.com the last one I sold went to Indiana, Trent is a nice guy and an OSO member, tell him I refered you if you try it, it cost 40 dollars till sold
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Old 08-04-2003, 07:20 AM
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Would boattraderonline work for me? Boattrader is a search engine based on manufacturer. If I had a popular brand boat, I might be more apt to go that route. I've been using the boat sales magazines in our area with color photos...
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Do you want to sell it so you can step and they're trying to hammer you on trade value?
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Ever consider putting it on EBay also?
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I tried ebay, nothing... Got a few calls from people wanted to try and sell it for me...

Thanks for the suggestions.... keep them coming....
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The last 2 boats I've purchased were through boattrader online. Neither one was a major brand name. I found them by using thier browser option for a nearby state.

You may want to consider them.
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I've had my very upgraded 1994 26' Thoroughbred for sale here for close to a year and three times now in Boattraderonline with very little response. None of the inquiries I've gotten have been serious. I've gone from $37,900 to $34,900 and now just looking for a reasonable offer. Still no response. I'm told that not many boats are selling. It certainly makes me wish I was buying, there's a lot of nice boats for sale for very reasonable money.

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