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Old 01 November 2004, 04:38   #11
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I wouldn't even consider going out of my way to look at a second hand boat if the owner wasn't prepared to give an indication of how much they want for it.

If they won't name a price then the odds are that they are hoping for more than it's worth . . .

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Too right John.To make matters worse this person had put an add up saying that the first price of **,000 was now reduced due to a timewaster that had lost his deposit !!! But would not tell me the new price . Thanks for the backup.
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Old 04 November 2004, 15:09   #12
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Your talking about me. First thing the rib is sold second i offered to pay your air fare from dublin if the rib was not as discribed.third you insult me by saying that you are a salesman and i should not treat enquierys in this manner.
Time wasters well i have had my fill of people who cant put there money where there mouth is. I take it you have never been to an auction or used Ebay would you ask the auctioneer for the lowest price, if you think its over priced then you should do some research cost new for exsample whats the point of putting a price in the add if you scotty are to afraid to make an offer subject to seeing the rib Why dont you post the email i sent you it would be clear for all to see that you where in a no lose position.
As for Mr Kennett if what i have read on the other thred is true i think you should clean up your own back yard first before giving your two bobs worth on this matter. As i said to scotty one bidder is worth fifty lookers.
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Old 04 November 2004, 15:15   #13
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Old 05 November 2004, 06:13   #14
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I've bought and sold a few boats, and looked at a lot more! A few points...

Most sellers ask a price that they would accept straight away, they expect to have sellers haggle. Also buyers expect to be able to knock a seller down and feel better for it! As an example, I bought a house recently, as it was exactly what we wanted I offered the asking price for a quick sale. Bought the house ok, but the owner wanted to haggle over 20 for some fittings.... realistically I could probably bought the house for 6k less if I'd been prepared to wait.

Some buyers have to travel a long way, drove 700 miles to look at my last boat and 850 for the one before that, it's a big investment especially for the cheaper boats that I can afford. I drove 1500 miles to look at a P22 some years ago and walked away from it, didn't even make an offer as it was not really as described.

I think it's only fair to agree a price in principle with a prospective buyer before a viewing if he wants to do that, with as much accurate information supplied as possible to enable him to make an informed choice. Serious buyers know what to expect, know what it's worth and if they're taking the trouble to come and look at it then they're pretty serious about buying. If I thought a boat was overpriced and the seller would only discuss the price after viewing then I wouldn't look at it unless it was local.
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Old 05 November 2004, 07:16   #15
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whats the point of putting a price in the ad

Because if you want 15k for the boat and I've only got 10k to spend it'd be a waste of time for both of us. Especially if I'd flown over from Dublin. Also, with any secondhand boat sale you'd expect a bit of negotiation, so you'd need a starting point.

I've just sold a boat to a buyer who came over from Belgium and there were a couple of issues where we had to take each other on trust but we both knew where the base line was. If I made an enquiry about a boat/car and the seller wouldn't name his price, I'd assume he had something to hide.

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Old 05 November 2004, 19:35   #17
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Your talking about me. First thing the rib is sold second i offered to pay your air fare from dublin if the rib was not as discribed.third you insult me by saying that you are a salesman and i should not treat enquierys in this manner.
Time wasters well i have had my fill of people who cant put there money where there mouth is. I take it you have never been to an auction or used Ebay would you ask the auctioneer for the lowest price, if you think its over priced then you should do some research cost new for exsample whats the point of putting a price in the add if you scotty are to afraid to make an offer subject to seeing the rib Why dont you post the email i sent you it would be clear for all to see that you where in a no lose position.
As for Mr Kennett if what i have read on the other thred is true i think you should clean up your own back yard first before giving your two bobs worth on this matter. As i said to scotty one bidder is worth fifty lookers.
Yours Roy
Yep you are right. I was talking about you, but i was good manered enough not to name you. If you told me your bottom price then I could have come to the UK or discounted it as too expensive. I am not afraid to make an offer if you told me your bottom price.
But on a genuine note I'm very happy for you that it's sold. It appears to be a lovely rib. You might consider some anger management or a sales course.
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Old 06 November 2004, 11:57   #18
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Scotty your old rib is tied up near ours in Dun Laoghaire so we have your old rubbish over in Dun Laoghaire now, I havent told him yet the back seats get wet yet ha ha
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Old 07 November 2004, 13:05   #19
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Scotty your old rib is tied up near ours in Dun Laoghaire so we have your old rubbish over in Dun Laoghaire now, I havent told him yet the back seats get wet yet ha ha

No way ! My lovely example is now in Kilrush Co Clare
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Old 17 December 2004, 13:34   #20
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Your talking about me. First thing the rib is sold second i offered to pay your air fare from dublin if the rib was not as discribed.third you insult me by saying that you are a salesman and i should not treat enquierys in this manner.
Time wasters well i have had my fill of people who cant put there money where there mouth is. I take it you have never been to an auction or used Ebay would you ask the auctioneer for the lowest price, if you think its over priced then you should do some research cost new for exsample whats the point of putting a price in the add if you scotty are to afraid to make an offer subject to seeing the rib Why dont you post the email i sent you it would be clear for all to see that you where in a no lose position.
As for Mr Kennett if what i have read on the other thred is true i think you should clean up your own back yard first before giving your two bobs worth on this matter. As i said to scotty one bidder is worth fifty lookers.
Yours Roy
Roy,see my post.....New Rib !
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