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Old 07 July 2014, 06:54   #1
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Has anyone had any dealings with Ivan Burdfield Marine, in Southampton?

I am looking to purchase a second hand SIB and outboard, he has some stuff I would like to take a closer look at.

Would appreciate any reviews, good bad or otherwise.
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Old 07 July 2014, 07:54   #2
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He posted a few adverts here, but when one of the admin team pointed out that he should upgrade to Trade membership he replied that he wasn't running a business and it was just a hobby. Caveat emptor?
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Old 07 July 2014, 08:22   #3
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He posted a few adverts here, but when one of the admin team pointed out that he should upgrade to Trade membership he replied that he wasn't running a business and it was just a hobby. Caveat emptor?
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"We deal in quality second hand SIBS/ RIBS and outboards - From poplular tenders(Avon Redcrest/ Redstart, 250, 260, 280 etc + small RIBS) to the larger Sports SIBS( Avon/ Zodiac/ Quicksilver/ Tohatsu etc) up to 4.3 metres. With over 30 years experience of using inflatable boats we understand the subtleties between makes and models, and will endeavor to match up a customers needs. We also supply trailers and chandlery.
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I've spoken to him a few times, friendly chap but yes it is more a private seller set up so treat it as such with no come backs and check whatever you're buying just as you would with Joe Public.
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Old 07 July 2014, 08:49   #5
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Seems like a nice enough chap, offers a 3 month warranty on the outboard

Mariner - 15hp Mariner 2 Stroke Boat Engines for sale in Hampshire, South East :: Boats and Outboards

it will be my first buying experience (if I do buy), what would you recommend I look out for on an engine, and also a SIB, I guess general condition of the engine (leaks etc) and check the valves on the SIB, beware too many patches?
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Old 07 July 2014, 11:09   #6
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I certainly wouldn't be looking at buying from a 'hobbyist' who offers 'warranties'.

That's not the behaviour of a private seller OR an honest trader.
It sounds far more like either tax avoidance or a way of charging dealer prices and still saying 'caveat emptor' if it goes wrong terminally.

It wasn't me he dealt with by the way.
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Nice chap indeed. I've sold to him once, trade to trade business to business sale. Generally his stock is in immaculate condition, with pricing to reflect that.




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OK, mixed views.......

I think I will take a look, as you say, buyer beware,

I intend to buy second hand, seems as good a place to start as any,
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Hi - just to clear things up - I am a serious business, but I am born out of a passion and a hobby(30 years+) - and yes I try to stock very nice stuff, its what fires me up - not always possible when doing a PX to help out a customers. I do offer full 3 months warranty on outboards. Thanks Peter for your kind words - look forward in doing business with you again - was a pleasure!
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Hi - just to clear things up - I am a serious business, but I am born out of a passion and a hobby(30 years+) - and yes I try to stock very nice stuff, its what fires me up - not always possible when doing a PX to help out a customers. I do offer full 3 months warranty on outboards. Thanks Peter for your kind words - look forward in doing business with you again - was a pleasure!
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He posted a few adverts here, but when one of the admin team pointed out that he should upgrade to Trade membership he replied that he wasn't running a business and it was just a hobby. Caveat emptor?
Still not serious enough for a Trade Membership though?
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