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Old 30 January 2012, 06:25   #11
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Yes I had read this, and thats whats prompted me to ask if anyone had any examples of getting any good deals - 5k off perhaps?
I very much doubt you would get 5k off any boat priced sub 15,000. If you do you'd have to question what's wrong with it to warrant such a reduction.

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Old 30 January 2012, 06:43   #12
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I very much doubt you would get 5k off any boat priced sub 15,000. If you do you'd have to question what's wrong with it to warrant such a reduction.

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Yes, guess your right if they dropped 5k without any reason - I just thought they may have done it to be nice to me - times are hard and all that

Think I will try it though - Like people say they can only say no, and having the cash in hand may help.
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Old 30 January 2012, 06:51   #13
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I agree but be careful not to make them think your wasting their time as you may end up not getting anything off. Perhaps it's better to offer that in person showing your genuine, if your doing it via email expect a swift reply...

Good luck. You never know you may get lucky. Let us know how you get on.

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Old 30 January 2012, 07:05   #14
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I agree it's not. I had enough margin to give a bigger discount but it was priced correctly so it sold. Most traders would hike the price up to accommodate your 5% discount. As Polwart says if it's already priced at the right money why cut our nose off to spite your face ?

As you say most traders do price a boat with room to manoeuvre, so about 5% is fair negotiated price on any advert. If cash, it's quick, or finance with them will give a kicker also.

And yes I'd walk if a seller wouldn't move at all. It's just not cricket. Re moving 15% + I'd agree, its dodgy or prices stupidly to start with.
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"I am guessing (and hoping) that the advertised price is not the price they will accept, but I dont want to go in at 5k under and insult them, nor do I want to pay over what they would have taken."

I'm happy to be insulted all day (it prepares me for when I go home to the wife).

Seriously though, a private seller may drop 5k type figures, but as a broker, part of my job is to get the vendor to market the boat at a realistic price in the first place.

Still ask away! We can onle say no!
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I agree it's not. I had enough margin to give a bigger discount but it was priced correctly so it sold. Most traders would hike the price up to accommodate your 5% discount. As Polwart says if it's already priced at the right money why cut our nose off to spite your face ?

As you say most traders do price a boat with room to manoeuvre, so about 5% is fair negotiated price on any advert. If cash, it's quick, or finance with them will give a kicker also.

And yes I'd walk if a seller wouldn't move at all. It's just not cricket. Re moving 15% + I'd agree, its dodgy or prices stupidly to start with.
Your hard to please

I very much doubt you would walk away out of principle if you found a boat which was priced spot on at a figure your happy with and all your checks are positive regarding its condition etc, just because you you didn't get a discount. Don't get me wrong I'm all for bartering, when I'm buying I make silly offers too. My point being though if I can pay full asking I will. I'd not walk away because the seller "won" the negotiation.

Remind me to add 1,000 on to the asking price when your interested. Just to give me the flexibility to give you the discount you need to secure a deal :wink:

personally I think that's the wrong way to do it and I'll stick with pricing them correct to start with but each to their own!

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And yes I'd walk if a seller wouldn't move at all. It's just not cricket.
Ah, well that explains it! Cricket is a seemingly pointless activity played by the English and some of their former Colonies. I guess bartering when you are already presented with a good deal is much the same.
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On a parallel I advertised my old laser using the "barras principle" - i.e whoever called would haggle. They did, I reduced. Boat sold - everyone happy.

I have a Suz for sale using the same principle (ballpark ebay selling price + a bit). So far a couple of enquiries but nobody has come back with an offer.

So it works both ways...
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"Remind me to add 1,000 on to the asking price when your interested. Just to give me the flexibility to give you the discount you need to secure a deal :wink: "

LOL

I may be wrong but I just don't see the advertised price of any good on a second hand market as the price that I'd pay. Honestly, I'd never pay asking for a house (unless rapidly rising market) car boat bike or whatever. It's how business has been done for years. Any seller starts at the highest readable market price.

Even in the first day of the advert any seller who risks the sale for 5% is mad. A buyer knows there'll be another and wont lose money waiting, the seller risks depreciation and running costs while waiting. Simple economics.
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I may be wrong but I just don't see the advertised price of any good on a second hand market as the price that I'd pay. Honestly, I'd never pay asking for a house (unless rapidly rising market) car boat bike or whatever. It's how business has been done for years. Any seller starts at the highest readable market price.

Even in the first day of the advert any seller who risks the sale for 5% is mad. A buyer knows there'll be another and wont lose money waiting, the seller risks depreciation and running costs while waiting. Simple economics.
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