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Old 12-29-2011, 01:10 PM   #21
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Excellent advise thank you
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Excellent advice thank you
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One other important thing I would like to add.

When you do get some that wants to come see your boat...They are not coming to look for a reason to buy the boat..They are coming to look for a reason not to buy it!

Make sure there are no surprises! I mean NONE. If you give the guy a reason to have to think about it you just lost him. Any damage needs to be made very clear in advance or more preferably taken care of before you even start trying to sell..Don't make excuses! Have that boat spotless when the buyer arrives. Make sure everything is working properly so you have no issues during the showing!!! If the boat looks as good or better than promised you are golden
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One other important thing I would like to add.

When you do get some that wants to come see your boat...They are not coming to look for a reason to buy the boat..They are coming to look for a reason not to buy it!

Make sure there are no surprises! I mean NONE. If you give the guy a reason to have to think about it you just lost him. Any damage needs to be made very clear in advance or more preferably taken care of before you even start trying to sell..Don't make excuses! Have that boat spotless when the buyer arrives. Make sure everything is working properly so you have no issues during the showing!!! If the boat looks as good or better than promised you are golden

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I am looking at a boat long distance. I originally saw the ad on craigslist and requested more photos/more info. It certainly is not a scam ad. I instantly thought of this thread when I saw the photos. How not to sell a boat with photos. These are all that was sent (Not alot of detail!)






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For god sakes, have the asking price be prominently mentioned.

Don't bury it in the middle of a long winded paragraph of specifications.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #28
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How do you post photos with your ad?
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:24 AM   #29
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You must first upload it to a pic hosting site such as photobucket, than you can paste the URL in the [insert image] box and presto digitario your pic will appear.
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Of course the other side of the story is buying a boat that needs a $500 detail job at a $3k discount is the way to go if you are the buyer.
Absolutely agee that in selling, the initial "pop" they get from a detailed boat is worth the dollars getting it professionally detailed if not in your DIY/time investment.
Just sold my boat to an Australian buyer. Correctly represented, fully equipted, but by pics only. Also PRICED very competitively.
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I will agree to pretty much everything but a couple things. Like where you said not to say "this boat has been sitting for a while" or it hasn't been ran much over the years.. to me that is telling me that the seller is telling me the truth and not hiding things.. if there is rust under some powder coat I want to know that and that's something the seller should list regardless if its going to hurt a sale. I mean that would be hiding stuff if you don't let the person know. Or spray painting the scuff marks on the bottom paint, that again isnt something I wouldn't want to find out after purchasing it so I wouldn't do that.. sometimes it helps sales if your upfront right from the start and the price will reflect certain defects the used boat has.. but I agree overall.

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Great advice, I hope you are in sales

There are three reasons a boat isnt selling (in order)

Price
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Great info.
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Thanks for sharing these tips!

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Great tips but if you have an ounce of common sense you probably don't need them. Here's a tip a lot of people do seem to need: Price your boat right, you're not going to sell a 12 yr old boat with 6 yr old motors for half the price of a new one.
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some good tips. a lot of nonsense. in particular i have listed boats for friends on this site 'listed for a friend' with good results for the seller & buyer...why is that 'dumb'?
Great tips but if you have an ounce of common sense you probably don't need them. Here's a tip a lot of people do seem to need: Price your boat right, you're not going to sell a 12 yr old boat with 6 yr old motors for half the price of a new one.


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Read any of the ad's posted on THT on any given day, then tell me the tips in this post are "a lot of nonsense", or if you have common sense you don't need them - so many just don't have a clue, and while its understandable, still shows the need for a guide.
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Read your tips...followed them & my boat just sold in under 1 week!

Thank you!!

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Read any of the ad's posted on THT on any given day, then tell me the tips in this post are "a lot of nonsense", or if you have common sense you don't need them - so many just don't have a clue, and while its understandable, still shows the need for a guide.
If you need the tips or a "guide", fine. To me, it's common sense. In the end the "right" price is what sells a boat.
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Read your tips...followed them & my boat just sold in under 1 week!

Thank you!!

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