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Old 04-01-2021, 06:00 PM
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Default Boats are worth what a buyer is willing to pay.

I can offer whatever amount I feel like, all the seller have to do is say no thank you.
How is that insulting somebody????
I love boats but my personal opinion they are way way way overpriced.

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04-01-2021, 06:08 PM
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I think people get upset that you wasted their time, assuming your offer is well below asking.
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Iíll bite. No one should be offended. I donít understand that. An offer is an offer. Take the emotion out of it.

Everyone wants toys right now. Low inventory of new. Prices continue to skyrocket. Now supply and shipping issues are hindering the new market even more. Used prices are going to continue to rise. It will continue to be a sellerís market until the economy truly tanks.

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I think people get upset that you wasted their time, assuming your offer is well below asking.
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Originally Posted by Jugalde View Post
I can offer whatever amount I feel like, all the seller have to do is say no thank you.
How is that insulting somebody????
I love boats but my personal opinion they are way way way overpriced.
I agree. But honestly you can get whatever you want for a boat right now. Sold a 11 year old Skiff I had for 9 years for what I paid for it. Had a Jon Boat 14í, for 3 years just made $1000 on it.

But I never get mad on an offer. I just accept it or I donít
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Don't disagree with you Jug but and there is always a but. If I am asking $100,000 and you think my boat is only worth $50k many would say don't insult me with that offer its just a saying and the but is why the heck would you even call the guy and offer that on your part A you know hes not going to take it and B its a waste of your time and his.

All i can say not knowing where this post is coming from.
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You are right, say yes or no and move on, I bought a new Sea Hunt in 2013, sold it in 2018 to move up. I see that year and model advertised now for sale for basically what it costs new in 2013. Crazy....
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Iíll would rather have a offer. Gives me some idea of where to come back at.
I always put more money on something than what it will take to move it
little wiggle room
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So what's the best way to gauge the value without feeling your time is wasted?
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Low balling is for pawn shops and swap meets.
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My time is my most valuable asset. You waste that with a ridiculous offer, we aren't smiling and shaking hands afterwards. Not saying that's what you did or are considering doing, just sayin'...
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Originally Posted by gwystyl View Post
So what's the best way to gauge the value without feeling your time is wasted?
In my opinion its very simple when i was looking for a boat before i said F it and bought new.

Its like looking for a house you have to run the comps - if your looking for a 2bd 2ba with a pool and garage then look at all those in the area your looking and what they are listed for and sold for

So boat if your looking for a 30ft with 300hp radar etc etc then you do a search you will see what everyone is asking and if everyone is asking $100k then that tells you your not buying for $50 you need to go back to the drawing board figure out what you can afford.

And if 5 guys are asking 100k and 2 are asking 150k i am not going to even bother calling the guy asking 150k as he either thinks he has gold or was told by his wife to sell the boat baby is on the way and he over listed and says honey im not sure why its not selling lol.
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Originally Posted by Jugalde View Post
I can offer whatever amount I feel like, all the seller have to do is say no thank you.
How is that insulting somebody????
I love boats but my personal opinion they are way way way overpriced.
Sometimes sellers can be goofy or delusional, but if you as the buyer arenít anywhere in the same ballpark the insult becomes about wasting time, not personal attachment to the item.

The one time I was ďinsultedĒ (and I use the term loosely,) it wasnít about the offer, it was about the time wasted. It was actually a lawn mower, advertised honestly, for a fair price I later sold it for. The guy came and crawled all over it asking 100 questions about a $400 riding mower. Spent an hour looking at something that should have taken 10 minutes. Then wanted to buy it for $150, and kept trying to convince me to sell it for that. If he had called me about it and offered $150 Iíd have declined but not been irritated.
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People are stupid and lazy and most can barely negotiate their way out of bed. 98 percent of the offers I get on stuff I sell these days are via messenger at half or less of the fully researched, fair asking price. I tell them that I only negotiate face to face then I never hear from them again Į\_(ツ)_/Į
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Every price discussion is a good discussion. Never understood the "don't offend me" crowd. If negotiating offends you, then get a broker.

Crazy times these are. Crazy times.
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Originally Posted by acteg View Post
I think people get upset that you wasted their time, assuming your offer is well below asking.
Iím prepping the buyer ahead of time. Iíll say something like ďAt this point Iím looking at pretty close to askingĒ etc. then yes after all that, if heís still throwing a low number at me, itís about wasting our time.
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If I’m allowed to ask what I want, you’re allowed to offer what you want. I have no problem saying “no thank you” Or, “I’ll take the following...”

Whats the big deal?!?
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I disagree with a lot of this. The boat is worth whatever the market dictates. If that is 20% lower than the asking price then itís worth whatís itís worth. Itís not worth what someone is asking. Itís worth what someone is buying it for.
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Originally Posted by JONOV View Post
Sometimes sellers can be goofy or delusional, but if you as the buyer arenít anywhere in the same ballpark the insult becomes about wasting time, not personal attachment to the item.

The one time I was ďinsultedĒ (and I use the term loosely,) it wasnít about the offer, it was about the time wasted. It was actually a lawn mower, advertised honestly, for a fair price I later sold it for. The guy came and crawled all over it asking 100 questions about a $400 riding mower. Spent an hour looking at something that should have taken 10 minutes. Then wanted to buy it for $150, and kept trying to convince me to sell it for that. If he had called me about it and offered $150 Iíd have declined but not been irritated.
I agree and this is the difference. A quick call or text: offer whatever. Spend my free time and then offer 60%+ less then that's where the line is crossed
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All my stuff is always for sale for the right price. As for actively trying to sell things, people really don't know how to bargain anymore. Buyers will simply just come out and ask for X amount off just because they're there. The 1/2 off offers only get laughed at and deleted
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Originally Posted by Jugalde View Post
I can offer whatever amount I feel like, all the seller have to do is say no thank you.
How is that insulting somebody????
I love boats but my personal opinion they are way way way overpriced.
I you can't afford to own a boat look for another hobby.

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