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Old 17 October 2004, 15:43   #1
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how much off

im looking at making an offer on a rib soon, ive heard people on here say never pay the asking price, all things considered including season drawing to an end approximatley how much % do you think should be offered below the asking price on a good condition boat before it becomes an insult and i get a slap in the face... personally one of the boats im lookin at i thik is about £5k above market value but im by no means an expert.

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Old 17 October 2004, 15:55   #2
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is it from a private individual or a broker?
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Old 17 October 2004, 16:06   #3
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I always go for the slap in the face approach. If they don't slap you in the face, you've offered too much. If they slap you hard enough so it just stings mildly, it's probably a good offer. If it really hurts, you probably need to go up in price a bit!
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Old 17 October 2004, 16:58   #4
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i dont bother with slap in the face approach i go with kick in the nuts approach,you can always increase your bid but you can never lower it.you'll be surprised how many times it works.
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Old 17 October 2004, 21:42   #5
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it also depends on how high the original price is... get a feel for what the boat is worth to you and NEVER pay more than that. how long has the boat been for sale for? Are there lots of other options? How much does the person need to sell it? All a bit mercenary BUT it works...

I always work on the 'halfway' rule. Work out what u want to pay. Double it and subtract that number from the asking price. You may end up meeting in the middle.

If someone is asking 10, then offer 7, they'll be affronted and you may end up with 8.5 as a purchase price.
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Old 18 October 2004, 02:42   #6
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ones private the others through a broker, i think the later is a fair price but not so sure the first is. i was thiking of going in about 85% of the marked price purely cause theyre within my budget that way... i feel sympathetic to them though as i got to sell my boat also

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Old 18 October 2004, 16:19   #7
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what are they and what are the prices
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ones a scorpion and ones a revenger, both £35k
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Old 19 October 2004, 09:24   #9
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Not sure what you should pay but just make sure you end up with the Scorpion, you won’t be disappointed!
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Comon guys, surely it depends what he wants the boat for. His profile says "racing/cruising". So thats not too helpful is it?
Well what is this boat for. Surely if its primary use is racing, he had better go for the Revenger hadn't he?

I have always also maintained that there is no perfect rib for all uses. As a generality we all have to compromise.
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