I get your point and as a general basis I think we are in agreement. I still don't see your logic though in saying regardless of asking price if you don't get a discount you'll walk away - that's a bit foolish IMHO.
Regardless if it's a used car, house, bike or boat if it's priced right I just don't see the point in walking away if no discount is given! As a seller I'd let you walk, especially if I knew the price was already at a price you could not find elsewhere.
Lets say you see a boat for sale worth £20,000. They want a quick sale so market it for £16,000 (for whatever reason, either to get quick sale, or to avoid the hassle of negotiation etc). Your saving £4,000. Are you seriously saying you'd walk away from that saving if the seller refused to drop further on the asking price ? Then what would you do, go find another same spec/value boat up at £20,000 and hopefully drop him by 10% ? Your 2k worse off all because of principle ?
I've marketed boats both ways. High asking then dropping a bit and also very realistic price with very little movement. I prefer the latter. I've never been stuck with a boat once marketed, for any more than 7 days including brokerage. Most sell within 72 hours doing it my way. As you say though each to their own.
This from somebody who is as tight as they come by the way. I hate spending money. I always ask for discount, even to the point it embarrasses the other half. She now refuses to go shopping with me
but when all is said and done if I know it's a good deal I take it even if it looks like I've "lost" the battle!
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