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Old 07-01-2013, 12:18 PM
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Hey everyone,
I put a boat up for sale the other day on Craigslist and then got an email from someone at POPYachts offering to help sell my boat if they could add a fee/percentage on top of my asking price. Have any of you ever dealt with this group, and if so, what are your thoughts? My first thought was scam, but then again, the website seemed normal. I already got the Russian/Nigerian bad English offer to have my PayPal account credited before their "mover" picked up the boat. Seemed legit.............
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Pushy sales. As a buyer, I quickly tired of their tactics. Had to resort to blocking them to spam list because they wouldnt leave me alone.


If you want to sell your boat, contact Bob @ Anglers Edge. He will get your boat sold. Worth every penny.

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Old 07-01-2013, 01:26 PM
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Many sellers didn't even know POP listed their boat, search on here there are mixed reviews.
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Bought my boat last month listed with POP, sales rep was helpful process pretty easy I know they charged seller 10% fee and I paid 295 for misc paperwork overall it was a good experience
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I have mixed reviews with POP, I have been searching high and Low for a 29/32/33 Blackfin Sport Fisherman, they keep sending me things on every other boat for sale out there...

Just last two days ago POP did give me a lead on one in Maryland made the appointment (no offers had been made boat was to be listed this week) bought my ticket to fly into Philly from Miami and rented a truck to drive down and I get the call this morning that the boat is sold...

oh the gambles we take....guess I will be hanging out in Maryland this week with nothing to do....
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Originally Posted by hogfish78 View Post
Bought my boat last month listed with POP, sales rep was helpful process pretty easy I know they charged seller 10% fee and I paid 295 for misc paperwork overall it was a good experience

You paid 10% more for the boat (plus $295 paperwork? fee) for the boat because it was listed through POP. Had you found the original ad (like POP's folks did) you might have saved quite a bit of coin.

That's the business model it seems.

On a cheap $10k boat, that's $1000 we're talking about, just in markup..
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I called on a 34 venture phone tag for about 4 or 5 times only to tell me the boat was sold. Like others have said now they send me listings on boats I have no interest in.
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I would rather have POP Corn.
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I won't comment on Pop Yachts.....you can search my previous threads for my thoughts on their tactics....

However, Bob at Anglers Edge is first class!!

I have sold two boats using his services. My last boat went to Australia, and Bob saved the buyer literally thousands due to his knowledge of overseas sales.

A big thumbs up for Anglers Edge...
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As far as i'm concerned there is no other place to sell your boat but Anglers Edge Marine. Bob Filger know what he is doing and gets the job done.
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Originally Posted by UnclebobJHC View Post
You paid 10% more for the boat (plus $295 paperwork? fee) for the boat because it was listed through POP. Had you found the original ad (like POP's folks did) you might have saved quite a bit of coin.

That's the business model it seems.

On a cheap $10k boat, that's $1000 we're talking about, just in markup..
I tried but the seller wanted to use them, either way it was a great price so I cant complain
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Aggravating people when you're selling a boat. Seemed like sleazy salesman. They always emailed saying they had a buyer on the hook I just had to list it with them.
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I have seen a boat listed on boat trader through a private seller for $x and then I see it a month later listed by pop for $x + 10k.
I tried to buy a boat that they had listed but because of their bs contract I had to back out, had the seller listed the boat himself I would have bought it and the seller would have gotten more for it.
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Thanks for the information and feedback everyone. I may just hang tight for a while and keep with the current plan, although it sounds like the Anglers Edge may be a good option as well. If only that nice lady from the Philippines would return my email so that I could give her all of my personal banking information...
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Go look at the Pop's website and a few boat listings. Plenty of pictures, they always indicate hours on the engines and seem to try to be up front with all details of any boat no games. After looking at Pop's website go look at other brokers websites and see how they stack-up

I dealt with one of pops' brokers and felt he was very professional. Ultimately I did not buy the boat btw.

I listed my last boat on Anglers Edge and here on THT. Anglers Edge will also place your boat listings on other websites as well (Boat Trader...). An anglers Edge listings worked for me, howeverI had communicate directly with potential buyers (not always fun).
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I haven't sold a boat with POP, but their listings are very annoying. They have tons of pictures, but won't let you access them without pre-registering with them. I suspect that's just their way of getting access to you after which they will hound you. I will not look at boats they have listed as a result, as I prefer to do a lot of research privately before making contact thus avoiding wasting my time and a broker's time on something I can rule out through the listing itself.
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From what I have read about them on this forum alone I would never use them. Any broker that takes a boat ad off another website and puts it on their own website without permission from the boat owner is a scammer in my book. Then to constantly call the boat owner trying to convince him to "allow him to sell it" is nothing more than classic telemarketing.
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Originally Posted by Mardi-Gras View Post
I have mixed reviews with POP, I have been searching high and Low for a 29/32/33 Blackfin Sport Fisherman, they keep sending me things on every other boat for sale out there...

Just last two days ago POP did give me a lead on one in Maryland made the appointment (no offers had been made boat was to be listed this week) bought my ticket to fly into Philly from Miami and rented a truck to drive down and I get the call this morning that the boat is sold...

oh the gambles we take....guess I will be hanging out in Maryland this week with nothing to do....
If I still had my boat I would have offered to take you out - head into annapolis down by the water and drown your misery at Pussers.

Popyachts would email me daily - very annoying, to view their listing you need to provide your contact info (mistake 1), then they have a way of tracking which boats you look at on their site - this is when the email firestorm starts. Initially I exchanged a couple of emails with them (mistake 2), after that they were relentless. I could only imagine what they are like to deal with listing a boat with them.
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I looked for almost 2 years before I bought my current boat. Along the way, I had some dealings with POP and, like some people, they would send me info about boats that did not fit the style that I was looking for or I was simply not interested in (too expensive, too old, too big, too small, etc.) even though I had specifically told them what I wanted. Almost seemed like they were trying real hard to sell a boat that had been listed for a long time. Ultimately I found what I was looking for from a private seller thru Craigslist and have been extremely happy with the deal. I notified POP of my purchase and I have not heard from them since. My overall experience with them was just OK. I did find several boats that they had listed that I could have bought directly from the seller and saved the mark up but I passed on the deals. Would I use them now? Probably not but I am not really down on them either.
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I responded to a boat they advertised. I had been searching for this specific model. When I spoke with the sales guy he told me the boat advertised wasn't under a brokerage agreement yet but, it would be by the end of the week.

I said, okay send me the details at the end of the week. I thought it was strange they were advertising a boat that they were not the broker on yet. During my conversation with the salesman he asked what other boats I might be interested in. I explained that I was look for that specific model and only that model.

After our conversation I received countless emails each with a different individual boat listing. The only problem was none of the listing they sent was for the model I told them I wanted.

One day they emailed a survey that rated their service. I took the time to fill it out and to my surprise, got a call from the sales manager. I told him what happened, that I never received any information on the boat I originally called about or any listings on the model I wanted but, did receive just about every other boat listing on the market. Annoying.

If I were you I'd watch out for these guys. It appears they list popular models for sale to reel in the poor unsuspecting, defenseless boat shopper. They prey on our boat addictions by baiting us and switching all the while realizing many of us are too weak to resist. Be careful...
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