I sold a Fletcher Arrowflash on B&O and was just about ready to pull the plug with the number of time wasting calls I got (it has to be said, mainly from people with a certain 'regional accent'
) asking questions like:
"what's the lowest you'll take, mate?"
- err... what's the most you'll pay, 'mate'?
"I think it's a bit too pricey"
- Well I don't and it's my boat. So what's your point?
"How long is it?"/"what engine is it?"/<any other question already made clear in the ad>
- As clearly stated in the ad <insert answer here>
One bloke rang up several times asking different questions, I recognised his voice but he denied that he had rang before. He even had me out in the rain on the phone with a tape measure measuring the overall dimensions of boat plus trailer. He said he'd come and look at it - never heard from him again.
I eventually got an email from a chap in Sweden which I'm ashamed to say I ignored as I thought he couldn't possibly be serious. The same chap then rang me up and it turned out he was deadly serious. He wired the money, boat unseen and I dropped it off at Tilbury dock where he had arranged shipping to Sweden! Boat sold!
I think B&O gets a wide audience, but be prepared to have to sort the wheat from the chaff in terms of time wasting scumbags!