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Old 30 October 2004, 07:18   #1
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Selling your rib ??

Having sold my 5.5m rib I'm very much in the market for a new toy. I emailed a seller on this site and he emailed me pictures but would not discuss price unless I rang him. Result he still has the rib for sale and I'm looking elsewhere. At this time of year one would assume that sellers would be a little hungry for a sale. So all sellers of 6 to 7.5m ribs be "sellers" not order takers.

I WANT TO BUY A RIB !!
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Old 30 October 2004, 14:12   #2
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Having sold my 5.5m rib I'm very much in the market for a new toy. I emailed a seller on this site and he emailed me pictures but would not discuss price unless I rang him. Result he still has the rib for sale and I'm looking elsewhere. At this time of year one would assume that sellers would be a little hungry for a sale. So all sellers of 6 to 7.5m ribs be "sellers" not order takers.

I WANT TO BUY A RIB !!
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Fancy a Parker 6.3 diesel, my Seahawk 2 is still available. Hv a look at Ribs for Sale. Pictures & price posted.
Any interest?
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Old 30 October 2004, 18:27   #3
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Perhaps?

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Old 31 October 2004, 05:37   #4
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Having sold my 5.5m rib I'm very much in the market for a new toy. I emailed a seller on this site and he emailed me pictures but would not discuss price unless I rang him. Result he still has the rib for sale and I'm looking elsewhere. At this time of year one would assume that sellers would be a little hungry for a sale. So all sellers of 6 to 7.5m ribs be "sellers" not order takers.

I WANT TO BUY A RIB !!
Scotty,

As someone who has a RIB for sale I agree that it's generally pointless discussing price with a purchaser before he comes to view the boat - UNLESS the purchaser is willing to make an acceptable offer. It depends HOW the price is discussed - I had one purchaser who phoned up and just asked what was the lowest offer I would take but was not willing to make an offer himself. TIMEWASTER?

What's the point of having an asking price on the advert - that is the price subject to the purchaser inspecting the boat, trialling it, pointing out any deficiencies and THEN haggling the price.

I understand that if you have a long way to travel this may mean that you will have a few wasted journeys but that's just how it is when you are buying used.

On the other side of the coin I have also just bought a RIB. This was advertised at a price far in excess of what I thought it was worth - but I wanted the boat. I went to see it anyway and over the next few days there was some hard haggling over price and date of completion which resulted in my buying the boat almost at the price I wanted, certainly less that what the vendor had told me he'd take, and the vendor got a bankers draft within a week of his advert appearing.

Having money ready to go is a much more persuasive tool than "What's the lowest offer you'll take"

Just a few thoughts
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Old 31 October 2004, 06:45   #5
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TIMEWASTER?

What's the point of having an asking price on the advert - that is the price subject to the purchaser inspecting the boat, trialling it, pointing out any deficiencies and THEN haggling the price.
That's a one sided way of looking at it.
Let's say I've got 8.5k to spend and you have a boat advertised at 10k. As a buyer I don't know by how much you've over-priced it. So I phone you, get a few details and I need to know what you will be happy to accept. If you don't tell me, I'll be walking away.

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I understand that if you have a long way to travel this may mean that you will have a few wasted journeys but that's just how it is when you are buying used.
Aye, right!

Doesn't that make you the timewaster?
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Old 31 October 2004, 07:52   #6
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You could just buy my Humber Ocean Pro 6.3m.
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Old 31 October 2004, 10:42   #7
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That's a one sided way of looking at it.
Let's say I've got 8.5k to spend and you have a boat advertised at 10k. As a buyer I don't know by how much you've over-priced it. So I phone you, get a few details and I need to know what you will be happy to accept. If you don't tell me, I'll be walking away.

I was just trying to point out that if the asking price is £10K and you have £8.5K - tell the seller that and ask if a deal may be possible. It is for the purchaser to make an offer on the asking price.

Secondhand boats are all different, spec, condition, age, location - how can you tell what you want to offer until you have seen it?


Aye, right!

Doesn't that make you the timewaster?
Not if you are honest about the condition of the boat. Mis-description of condition is what has wasted my time when I have been buying.

Anyway my last paragraph describing my recent buying experience shows that if the purchaser takes the initiative you can get what you want for a fair price.
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Not if you are honest about the condition of the boat. Mis-description of condition is what has wasted my time when I have been buying.
Agreed, and that is the crux of the matter. Folk often aren't so as a buyer one needs a little encouragement to take it further.
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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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Old 01 November 2004, 03:34   #10
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after selling my rib on saturday

i would say to argee a price over the phone or by internet is ok

the guy asked for pics and history which i sent him he ask the price. and then came with a offer subject to veiwing the boat which was fine by me
as i had no thing to hide

the guy came had a look run the engine in a tank he was happy

with boats i must say you may have to drive 100 of miles to see one so
its best to get the ground rules set first price and condition be honest
and the buyer will be pleased

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