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Old 04 April 2014, 11:53   #1
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'Honawave'on Ebay Heads Up

Just done a 100 mile trip to look at this Sib on Ebay

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I had asked questions before hand about condition and if it had any sun damage, to be told it was fine.

Arrived to be faced with possibly the worst Honwave I have seen in a long time and it had a better sun tan than Madge off 'Benidorm' . The front panel especially was starting to delaminate it was that bad.

It might be worth a hundred or so if you are willing to completely patch the bow and sort out the rubbing strakes.

I have got no axe to grind, just naffed off with the small minority of people who try and sell stuff on ebay without giving accurate information and I dont want any Ribneters to be caught out with a high bid.
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Old 04 April 2014, 12:03   #2
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It's always a bad sign when they spell the name incorrectly even though its emblazoned across the boat!
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Old 04 April 2014, 12:19   #3
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Looks like a piece of unloved s*** in the photo TBH!

Sorry to hear you had a wasted journey - wary of this and with the price of fuel now best to ask for close up hi-res pics before travelling.
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The pic says it all cheeky bar steward 300 quid starting bid
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Old 04 April 2014, 15:34   #5
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Looking at the pic i would not have gone, it looks f--cked!
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Old 04 April 2014, 16:08   #6
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I asked a lot of questions, got told it was just mud because they live on the estuary and it had just been recovered from the water, but boat was in good condition.

Not many boats round my neck of the woods, sometimes you just have to take a punt.
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Looks like a piece of unloved s*** in the photo TBH!
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"and it had just been recovered from the water,"

Looks more like it was recovered from under the water! Just goes to show that 100% feedback doesn't necessarily figure either...
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I'll never understand the mentality of someone who puts a clearly 'unwashed and uncared for' item like this on ebay with a starting price at 300! Surely the idea of an auction is to build desire with two, or more, people who are extremely interested and watch them try and outbid each other???

Give it a scrub-up, describe it accurately (meaning flaws an' all) and start the auction at 99p. Simples.
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I'll never understand the mentality of someone who puts a clearly 'unwashed and uncared for' item like this on ebay with a starting price at 300! Surely the idea of an auction is to build desire with two, or more, people who are extremely interested and watch them try and outbid each other???

Give it a scrub-up, describe it accurately (meaning flaws an' all) and start the auction at 99p. Simples.
I could not agree more

It winds me up no end to see some of the shite people try and sell, at least as you say WASH THE BLOODY THING!!

Rant over, I will go and have a sit down now
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