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Old 10-21-2008, 06:35 AM
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It's a buyer's market (which I am) so why do we have to search for hours?

How can we start a list of buyers then the sellers can do the looking and offering?

Is there any way to suggest this to the THT site?
Old 10-21-2008, 06:43 AM
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good idea. i'd put a "wanted" post on the For Sale section but apparently that costs $.
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hypo - 10/21/2008 8:35 AM

It's a buyer's market (which I am) so why do we have to search for hours?
Because many sellers do not know that it is a buyer's market, they are asking for at least as much as similar vintage craft sold for a few years ago. You have to sort out those sellers from the ones that understand things and have a realistic asking price. Not easy to do. Its not usually worth time negotiating with sellers who have unrealistic asking prices.
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The problem is defining what's realistic and what's not. The different value guides are surely not up to date. I'm in the market now and am not looking to "steal" anything - I'll gladly pay a fair price - for both sides. I just don't know what is fair!?
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kone, if you pm what you are looking for I will give you MO of the value of the boat and what has been sold recently.
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kone - 10/21/2008 8:43 AM

good idea. i'd put a "wanted" post on the For Sale section but apparently that costs $.
Funny, I tried that a year ago, was very specific in what I wanted (23, t-top, transom door, forward seating, 4 stroke, etc) and got at least a dozen replies that were close but not a single one that matched all of the things I said were required for me. (and IMO they weren't really very unreasonable requests)

Ended up buying a new boat since no one seemed to have the one I wanted!
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I think in principal your idea is sound, but in actuality I can't see it holding water. Why, because IMO it is just to damn hard to find a boat that matches just what the buyer wants. I know I had to compromise in several different areas to end up with a boat that was close to what I was looking for......I looked solid for a year and a half and thoroughly covered an area 300 miles across.
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As someone with a boat for sale, I can say the market kinda sucks. That said, a shitty market creates what I'll say are some shitty buyers, from a seller's standpoint. Many ppl I know with boats for sale have stopped actively marketing them because most of what we're getting is tire kickers and bottom feeders. Not that there's anything wrong with that-as a buyer in this market, I'd do the same thing. However, I'm not interested in giving the boat away, the boat owes me nothing and I'd rather just store it and see what happens. I think there are more people in that position than you'd think...

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Join the "Captain's Club" and post an ad. List your desired spec and pricing. See if anyone hits on it.

Most newspapers will carry "Wanted to Buy" ads in the same places they have "For Sale" ads.

Good luck!
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The boat will sell if the price is right. Anytime. Period. That price may be lower than you will take. Oh well. That fact hasn't changed in 100 years. Good Luck.






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