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Why isn't this Contender selling?

Old 05-20-2019, 03:36 AM
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Default Why isn't this Contender selling?

Been for sale for months. I talked to the guy, its a local boat seems like everything checks out.

https://mobile.craigslist.org/boa/d/...867530891.html
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:40 AM
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maybe the color and lack of T top
I can not comment about the value
but if it is in good shape and you have actually SEEN the boat then make an offer
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:43 AM
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Color
price
only 21’
photos are shit
maybe attempt to clean the inside of the console
grey coaming pads
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notched transom is a deal killer for me and yeah the color.....
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by 40oz View Post
Been for sale for months. I talked to the guy, its a local boat seems like everything checks out.

https://mobile.craigslist.org/boa/d/...867530891.html
I Dont care too much for center console so i wouldn't be in the market for it or its target audiences , but i would think the color could be limiting the buyer pool ? Also looks pretty bare with out t tops or cover .
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:14 AM
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Where is the price point for the year and motor?
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:20 AM
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While this color may be tough on the eyes while on the trailer, I saw a Contender in the same color out fishing a couple months back and it looked very sharp on the water. Price seems fair assuming it all checks out and engine doesn't have 5K hours.
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:23 AM
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Looks like a potential headache to me ,40 k , looks like all kinds of owner modifications , filthy console , I think its way overpriced for what it is ..... did contender make a notched transom like this? Who cares 40 k better boats out there
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:34 AM
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The boat is not selling because:

1) Color
2) Lack of T top
3) Non Forward Seating, some people hate FS but if you look boats with FS sell much quicker
4) Grey combing pads with bright green is not a normal color combo, hard to live with hard to work around, a buyer is going to want to: paint or get all new soft goods or both.
5) Notched transom

The boat is worth what someone will pay for it and this seller has failed to understand the discount he needs to apply for the points listed above when he does it will sell.

Imagine having a small family and going hay honey I found this great boat wife looks at it: Quotes from wife: "Wow that thing is ugly as hell", "Where are we going to get away from the sun?" "Do you expect us to bake all day in the sun?", "Where are we going to sit?", "Bright green with dark Grey, what were they thinking?", "Why did you bring me here to look at this?"
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:46 AM
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i think its just the color and that its a bare bones boat

I dont really see too many owner modifications, looks like some radios and a GPS in the dash thats all I can pick up on?
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:49 AM
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I couldn't do that color at any price.....
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:53 AM
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maybe because it's an ugly looking bare bones boat, someone should have thought about resale when they choose that color.
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:57 AM
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Ugly and overpriced.
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Life is too short to have a butt ugly boat.
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:58 AM
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There is a bright orange 21’ contender that’s been for sale at my marina for ever. In white, grey or light blue I bet it would’ve sold in a week. That green I must say is better than the orange but still pretty hideous.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:47 AM
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Color combo and no T-top. New T-top would be $4-5k?
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:50 AM
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Bathtub 2 piece design. Zero extras. Looks like a kid painted it/owned it.

Should be more around 20k if motor checks out
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:53 AM
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Scrub brush and soap.
Green Lantern logo on the side.
New T-Top.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:02 AM
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he needs to offer more info like engine hours, he needs to clean the inside of the console, and more importantly, he needs to move the boat to south Florida. It'd sell in a heartbeat. Seriously.

I don't see it being owner modified aside from the electronics. The console is from the 23T/25, which is the more desirable console anyway because the 21/23 Open console was dog shit. You could order that straight from the factory.
The notched transom is what every 21 Contender is, so people who want a 21 Contender know that's what they're getting.

But at the end of the day, there just aren't many good ol' Alabama boys pining for that hull in that color combo.
There are, however, plenty of south Floridians who would pounce on that in a second.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:06 AM
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^ This, and the fugly color is only desirable in SE Florida.
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