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Old 05 June 2012, 14:54   #11
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Its normal to expect an offer and deposit prior to a sea trial. Otherwise everyone would go joy riding and walk away.

But not to merely start an outboard.
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I went to a certain marina to view a 5-6m Humber. Exact size I'll keep quiet.

Turned up after a 2hr drive they knew we were doing to be told, they can't find the keys, there's no service history but thats fine as no boats have it. Really?

then saw the lower leg's been resprayed and the trailers rusted all over, wheels and bearings knackered.

Plus the transoms cut away to put a standard length shaft on, not XL. I asked and he said it was factory fit. Looks nothing like any transom I've seen on a Humber, about 2" freeboard!

When I asked if we could do an engine test he stated it was the british marine federation and RYA rules of sale that you agree a price, then pay 10% and then "they" do an engine test for which we pay. If any issues you get your money back.LOL I argued his point until blue in the face and then just walked. Anyone know anything about this practice?

Awful broker, Steer clear. Oh! And he wanted 11k ROFL, a new one with a 75hp and 5yr warranty is 17k

Buzzed back and had a run out for an hour on the strait to calm down and then home again.
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I have nothing to gain from naming, all to lose from retribution by said broker

I just want new to rib or car purchasers to know this sales technique is bollocks. He even said, these aren't cars mate, they're boats and we have to stick to the rules.

Ironically he'd let me sea trial it prior to agreeing a price, but wouldn't let me plug in to ecu for history on the opti, or do compression test. His "independent" would.
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I have nothing to gain from naming, all to lose from retribution by said broker

I just want new to rib or car purchasers to know this sales technique is bollocks. He even said, these aren't cars mate, they're boats and we have to stick to the rules.

Ironically he'd let me sea trial it prior to agreeing a price, but wouldn't let me or an Independent plug in to ecu for history on the opti, or do compression test. It had to be a guy from the marina... His mate!
I went to pwllhelli to day
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Old 05 June 2012, 15:49   #16
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I have nothing to gain from naming, all to lose from retribution by said broker

I just want new to rib or car purchasers to know this sales technique is bollocks. He even said, these aren't cars mate, they're boats and we have to stick to the rules.

Ironically he'd let me sea trial it prior to agreeing a price, but wouldn't let me plug in to ecu for history on the opti, or do compression test. His "independent" would.
Well that's completely BS.

Why are you fearful of retribution???
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Well that's completely BS.

Why are you fearful of retribution???
Because some people, especially those who have poor sales ethics don't take criticism too well! Even if it's the truth.
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Because some people, especially those who have poor sales ethics don't take criticism too well! Even if it's the truth.
Fook me it's killing me and I know lol tell them
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