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Old 10-07-2003, 10:50 AM
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Question What would you do?

Would you buy a boat that was severly damaged in an accident and people were killed ?

If it was fixed to a "like-new" condition?

Would you want to know if that happened about a boat you were going to buy?

Does that have to be disclosed to you if you were looking at a boat that was involved in an accident?


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Old 10-07-2003, 11:07 AM
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I wouldn't... but just because I am severly superstitious
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Old 10-07-2003, 11:10 AM
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I don't think it would bother me to much about someone having died in the boat. As long as it was repaired to like new condition. The extremely good deal on a boat like this should offset any other feelings but then again how could someone have fun in a boat if that was all they thought about when they were in it? I guess in the end if I were getting it a steal I probly would.
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I'm very skeptical anytime I hear the phrase "like-new."

I would be hesitant of buying anything that was at one time "severely damaged." I can get past the people dying part, but not the damage. Same with a house.
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im pretty sure damage history has to be disclosed to any buyers. i have done some large repairs and made sure the owners knew this in writing. not sure about disclosing loss of life though. i know i would like to know these things and would take it into consideration with the price.
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Old 10-07-2003, 01:02 PM
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As cold and callous as it sounds, I'd be more concerened with the repairs to the boat than the person killed in it. I know it's sad, but for a deal, I could buy something that someone died in. It's just that if it wasn't fixed right, or shouldn't have been fixed in the first place, then it isn't a deal.
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I agree with Too Old. I would like a deal, but how could you forget that.
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Check it out just as you would if it was in a wreck and no one got killed!! If it's OK then jump on it!! I would!! But, then again I'm a Funeral Director.

Well if was someone from my small hometown that was killed in it then I would pass on it. Because of the publicity. If I didn't know them and they were from somewhere else then, Heck yea, I'd buy it!!

Like I use to tell everyone that would get freaked out when I lived in our Funeral Home "It's not the dead you need to worry about it's the live one's!!
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I don't mind buying a fixer. I prefer it, but would rather buy a boat that crashed and the people survived because the boat was properly built.
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Old 10-07-2003, 04:10 PM
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I would have to know exactly what was fixed.

I drive on a road where people are killed almost daily But yet I still travel the road.
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