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Old 11-08-2019, 07:53 AM
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Be aware and stay far away from Costa Del Mar Marine. He contacted me about my boat I have up for sale and said he had a client that wanted to offer me x amount and I said no. He then listed my boat for sale on facebook with incorrect prices and information. He never asked and I never gave him permission to list my boat, stay away from this guy.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:20 AM
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More advertising for you...
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More advertising for you...
Shoot. I don't know about that. Seems kind of shady to me...
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:38 AM
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he contacted me about buying. I advised him it was a private sale. He said he was looking to buy.

I hope he lists it. I dont have any plans this weekend and would love to ruin him.

The ad clearly states no brokers, but 2 contacted me. One asked about my yellowfin, its a regulator. I told them to please keep inquiring so I could have their FB accounts suspended. Its not that hard if you know what youre doing. Then when they are "reinstated" its not hard to have their walls plastered with fraud comments.
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I will take this one one step farther. I bought a used Marlago about 6-7 years ago. About 6 months after I bought it I saw if for sale on some boat for sale type website. They had many boats listed at great prices including mine. I contacted them asking about it and then asked them why they were trying to sell my boat. They dropped call immediately. Total scam operation.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Hg29 View Post
Be aware and stay far away from Costa Del Mar Marine. He contacted me about my boat I have up for sale and said he had a client that wanted to offer me x amount and I said no. He then listed my boat for sale on facebook with incorrect prices and information. He never asked and I never gave him permission to list my boat, stay away from this guy.
Are there any rules/laws for advertising a boat you don’t have a contract to advertise? I only ask because when it comes to real estate this can be a big issue for the “selling broker”.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:01 AM
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Are there any rules/laws for advertising a boat you don’t have a contract to advertise? I only ask because when it comes to real estate this can be a big issue for the “selling broker”.
I don't believe so. But this is not a good business practice. The brokerage community is small and it is a good way to get a bad name. There is a type of listing called an open listing where you are still free to advertise the boat as fsbo, and the broker will also advertise the boat as well. If the boat sells because the broker brings in a buyer, then they're entitled to whatever cut was agreed upon in the contract. If the boat sells fsbo, the broker gets nothing. Typically what a lot of brokerages do is they advertise boats that are centrally listed through other brokerages. They usually say this in the ad. The idea is someone goes onto their site, finds a nice Viking they like and they call. Then they will represent you as the buyers broker and simplify the whole process for you.

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Old 11-08-2019, 09:16 AM
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Does that mean this is like the Wild West and it works both ways? Set up broker appointments and never show. Go to broker appointment just for entertainment purposes (borrow bathroom drop a Duce clog the toilet, walk into carpeted office with dog poop on shoe, light a cigarette and place in basin to leave that trademark brown line, give fake contact info, offer stupid low prices, ect..... ?)
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:19 AM
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That guys the fuckin WORST.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:20 AM
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you have a guy who wants to sell your boat and is advertising it. what exactly is the problem ? Sell it for the price you want and if he can make a few bucks above it how is it your problem ?
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:29 AM
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Um, maybe this: "[color=left=#222222]He then listed my boat for sale on facebook with incorrect prices and information. He never asked and I never gave him permission to list my boat..." [/color]
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you have a guy who wants to sell your boat and is advertising it. what exactly is the problem ? Sell it for the price you want and if he can make a few bucks above it how is it your problem ?
He is representing ME is how I look at it. I never agreed to it. He then lists the boat for way more then I was asking and includes information in the ad that is incorrect. I don’t want someone out there misrepresenting my property. If I wanted a legitimate broker sell my boat I would have no problem with that.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:38 AM
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Seems shady, but how many people has he called up with an offer for their asking price and he gets commission? Maybe he's been making sellers and buyers happy, and maybe he isn't the only broker doing this?

I just tossed the selling broker a generous tip for going above and beyond in helping me get this boat I just bought. He's selling for a family he knows, not an expensive boat, doubt he is making much if anything. I grew up in the marina business, brokers often work on the moral edge, and most don't make a lot of money. No excuse for crossing the line, but it might not be as bad as it appears.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Hg29 View Post
Be aware and stay far away from Costa Del Mar Marine. He contacted me about my boat I have up for sale and said he had a client that wanted to offer me x amount and I said no. He then listed my boat for sale on facebook with incorrect prices and information. He never asked and I never gave him permission to list my boat, stay away from this guy.
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Unfortunately this is typical for a lot of brokers.
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That guys the fuckin WORST.


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Old 11-08-2019, 09:57 AM
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if he brings me my asking price or more, im all ears! everything is for sale for the right price!
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:17 AM
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There was another recent thread about them: Costa Del Mar Marine recommendations?

Do you have the name of who you're dealing with there? The only guy that came up when I searched for "Costa Del" as a company name on MyFloridaLicense.com was an expired license for Joao Baccan. That other thread mentioned a Leslie Ray Bentley who was with Blue Marlin and now Costa Del Mar, his license is also expired. If any of these guys aren't licensed or are trying to have you send a deposit any way other than a wire into an escrow account I'd stay far away.

If you have a name it's easy to verify a broker's license at: Verify a FL License

If you have a company/LLC name it's easy to see if they're in good standing at: Click Here for Sunbiz Search

Guys like this aren't unheard of but those of us who work for legitimate brokerage houses and do things legally/ethically can't stand them any more than the general public.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
if he brings me my asking price or more, im all ears! everything is for sale for the right price!
When it comes to listing your boat with a broker, not only does price play a role, but the actual broker and his name/experience/etc. I wouldn’t want some guy who people thinks is a turd “listing” my boat with wrong info.

I agree that if it sells it sells, however having a not so well liked broker listing it for more than it is probably worth with wrong information is not the way to get a sold boat.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:32 AM
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i'm a vindictive asshole , i would get a friend to bullshit him around for a few weeks, work together with your friend to make him think he has a sale " including sea trial " .
after a few weeks of bullshitting that ass wipe around drop him like a hot potato .............

"""i hate scammers """ . .

i am sure that we ( the people of THT ) can lead you in a direction that will fuck this bloke.
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