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Grover777
03-17-2008, 11:41 AM
Hi all:

Are there other resources besides NADA for checking boat values?
Can anyone offer advice on making a counter offer? This will be my first boat purchase.

PM me and I can give you more details.

Thanks!

wakeX2wake
03-17-2008, 11:45 AM
my advice would be use NADA as a baseline but use www.onlyinboards.com (www.inboardsonly.com) to get a real feel for what you CAN get for the money... something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it

erkoehler
03-17-2008, 12:12 PM
What is the boat Make/Model? Who are you giving a counter offer? What was the original offer?

east tx skier
03-17-2008, 12:23 PM
You can do a search on ebay for "completed listings," which might be another way to see what people are actually selling things for. For older boats especially, NADA is less relevant.

Grover777
03-17-2008, 06:30 PM
Thanks!
I checked NADA, Onlyinboards, and boattrader.
Any advice on purchase negotiations would be appreciated!

2002 PS 209, Private seller, he mentioned 30k, 225 hours, 330 hp, pp, no tower, heater does not work

6ballsisall
03-17-2008, 06:32 PM
What is the boat Make/Model? Who are you giving a counter offer? What was the original offer?


That didn't take you very long. :D

Monte
03-17-2008, 06:34 PM
When you make an offer look them straight in the eye and say "I will give you $X for it" then shut up.. Whoever talks first looses...

6ballsisall
03-17-2008, 06:36 PM
When you make an offer look them straight in the eye and say "I will give you $X for it" then shut up.. Whoever talks first looses...
TRU DAT!!! :cool:

Grover777
03-17-2008, 06:36 PM
Shall I give him my evil eyes, cross eyes, dotted eyes, flutter my lashes?
:)

Just kidding!

88 PS190
03-17-2008, 06:39 PM
Shall I give him my evil eyes, cross eyes, dotted eyes, flutter my lashes?
:)

Just kidding!

are you familiar with the cash lowball?

wad of cash in hand is a powerful motivator.

Monte
03-17-2008, 06:42 PM
are you familiar with the cash lowball?

wad of cash in hand is a powerful motivator.

Very true.... Hey its all I got... take it or leave it;)

Monte
03-17-2008, 06:47 PM
Shall I give him my evil eyes, cross eyes, dotted eyes, flutter my lashes?
:)

Just kidding!

Fluttering may not be a good idea.. Then again the guy may sell it to you cheap just to get away from you:rolleyes:

6ballsisall
03-17-2008, 06:53 PM
Politely point out any imperfections on the boat. Do it in question form like:

Do you think that gel coat scratch right here could be fixed?

Since the speakers don't work, what do you think it will cost to replace those?

How did that dent on the trailer happen?

Grover777
03-17-2008, 07:15 PM
I am looking at the boat this weekend.
You are right 88 PS190, cash is a great motivator!

east tx skier
03-18-2008, 12:18 AM
Politely point out any imperfections on the boat. Do it in question form like:

Do you think that gel coat scratch right here could be fixed?

Since the speakers don't work, what do you think it will cost to replace those?

How did that dent on the trailer happen?

1. That's not a scratch, that's a reflection.
2. The speakers work fine for a ski boat. I just have the gain set so I can communicate with the skier better.
3. This trailer was constructed by MC. I'd be happy to call them ask them what purpose that dent serves. I'm sure that it's important.

When can I expect your deposit? :rolleyes: