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Old 02 March 2014, 12:13   #11
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I ve tried to deal with quite a few brokers.. But they didnt give a toss.. knew nothing about the boat.. would never entertain one again.. get rid of them i say..useless idiots
A 'buyers' perspective.

Many sellers are happy to let brokers take a slice to avoid having to put up with chancers and 'know all' tyre kickers ruining their afternoon.
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Old 02 March 2014, 12:18   #12
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Hi Guys,

Being new to the forum and having recently bought a used Honwave T38 in really good condition, I began searching the internet for a Honda 20hp outboard. I was insearch of a used engine in excellent condition, low hours of usage, serviced by an approved agent at the manufactures specified intervals etc. I realised that my search would probably take sometime to find but I had all winter so there was no rush. Eventually, I thought that I had found the engine that ticked all the boxes at a chandlers in the South East of the country and so contacted them by e-mail and requested further information with additional photo's - no reply! I then recontacted them by e-mail with the same request - again no reply! I then contacted them by telephone and left a message - no reply! I decided to contact them one one last time and finally they obliged with a few extra photo's which gained further interest from myself. However when I recontacted the chandlers regarding a sale I was informed that the outboard engine was on brokerage and that little was known about it other than the owner had purchased it a few years ago as part of a package. The sales manager appeared totally disinterested in my enquiry and couldn't provide any information ref year of manufacture, service history records or the amount of usage in either salt or fresh water. More disappointingly the owner wouldn't contact the owner to put my questions to him/her. It all seemed very vague and put me off pursuing the sale any further! As for the sales manager of the year; I gave him minus 10 out 10 for his customer service and for losing an 1800 sale. I wonder what the owner would think and how much brokerage fee's he/she was/is paying? As for me; I found a different very approachable Mariner dealer and purchased a new engine for just a couple of hundred pounds more!!!!!!!!
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Old 02 March 2014, 12:24   #13
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I wrongly assessed someone when i was floggin new Mercs.. chap shuffled in looked scruffy.. and stupidly enough i didn't allocate him 2 mins to say hi.. Turns out he was the MD of British Coal and bought a S500 of me colleague in under 30 mins!! aaaagh
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Old 02 March 2014, 12:27   #14
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I wrongly assessed someone when i was floggin new Mercs.. chap shuffled in looked scruffy.. and stupidly enough i didn't allocate him 2 mins to say hi.. Turns out he was the MD of British Coal and bought a S500 of me colleague in under 30 mins!! aaaagh
As my Old Dad always says, " Never judge a man by his suit."
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Old 02 March 2014, 12:32   #15
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All good points made...however when I passed over my 'boaty business card' I'd have hoped I moved from tyre kicker to something else (ribnobber?)......

In today's market if you make money from a deal it's important...(and yes what I do is regulated, I sit exams, do tests, get checked...even if it's a 150 quid a year boat insurance policy...but I'm not biting....so it's not like I'm a totally unregulated boat broker selling tens of thousand of pounds worth....but you probably don't want to know what my clients spend via me....:-))
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Old 02 March 2014, 12:36   #16
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As my Old Dad always says, " Never judge a man by his suit."
.....Judge him by his shoes!
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Old 02 March 2014, 12:42   #17
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So who was the broker ? Come on, you all wanted to ask

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I agree with Lakelandterrier. There will be good and bad brokers as in any other business.

If I take a boat on brokerage, I like to think that I know a little about it (experience tells you what you shouldbe asking).

Although I am only acting as a broker, I don't want any negative come-back. Trust me, selling a boat for 20k and getting a 7% commission (1,400) is not worth an unhappy customer!!!

Good brokers will get the facts up-front before offering a boat for sale.

If the vendor does not have the VAT paid certificate, service history, supporting bills, MCA bill of sale, etc. as they say on Dragons Den "I'm out"

Obviously, not every "broker" is quite so diligent, but that's life!
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Old 02 March 2014, 17:00   #20
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Toys out of pram time...

I'm fed up with mollers being a know it all twat, making arsey comments, unhelpful , pointless nobbish posts.

I understand forums are like bars ....and if it was I'd have told him to F*** off by now .

So due to him being a dickhead I wont be posting anymore , or helping anyone with anything - top work by the twat on that front .

Ban me or whatever - dickheads aren't something I need .
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