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lakeoz tristar 06-24-2013 11:33 PM

what do you think its worth let me have it..

So posted the boat online CL only for about a month had a bunch of calls emails and texts..had a hand full of people look and few test drives..
So what do you think its worth or what should I expect to get out of it? Don't need to sell just want what everyone else wants I guess bigger better and newer.

thatsmrmastercraft 06-24-2013 11:42 PM

Ad looks good and the price seems in line. The only thing I would suggest would be a better interior pic after the seats were re-installed and the windshield was back in place. Good luck with the sale. You might consider listing it on Ski It Again.

d2jp 06-25-2013 08:19 AM

The boat looks great in the pictures, but I think your situation is you've put a lot of money into upgrades, making the boat really nice. At $8500 your are bumping up into the price range of something newer (granted not as nice maybe). There are a lot of '80's era boat around that haven't been reconditioned, that have low hours and are less money. My '89 PS190 with 325 hours and MC trailer was around $7K and didn't need anything. A lot of folks looking at '80's boats are thinking of spending $4000-$6500 and expecting the boat they buy might need upgrades 'down the road'. FWIW, I think you are too high in the asking price - maybe lower the asking price to $7999 - or even $7500 if possible? At $8500 people might be passing it by without really looking. You asked, so I think it's worth around $7000~$7500 to the right buyer. Good luck with the sale!

zsqure 06-25-2013 08:44 AM

Have a used boat inspection performed by your MC dealer that way there is something to back up the asking price. Its about $200 spent but it may be to your advantage as well. Then ask them what you might expect to sell it for. They will know the market best.

drschemel 06-25-2013 09:56 AM

I think your price is about right (but I'm a little biased, owning a Tristar myself) but you will need to be patient to get it. I don't think I would limit my time frame to the end of June. Keep a for-sale sign on it through the season. Maybe someone at the lake will see it and want it. As far as newer Mastercrafts, you have to go all the way to 1993 to get fuel injected motor and those generally sell for $10k or more in condition similar to your boat. The $6k range Mastercraft is typically going to be a Prostar in less than average condition or a 1980's model Stars and Stripes.
Try to pick up a used pylon extension. It will add interest from novice wakeboarders.

lakeoz tristar 06-26-2013 10:20 PM

Thanks for all the replies..
I will get some better pics of the interior posted tomorrow and renew the post.
I do have a pylon extension I have never used it or set it up.. I have a feeling that the strap for the front is not there or incomplete. I was not able to locate one so I am not sure of the just sell the strap..
The only reason I was listing with a limited time was because I have plans for the holiday weekend..
But on the bright side I had previously only listed the boat at Lake of the Ozarks and just before I posted here I also listed it in Kansas City and it seems the traffic has picked up some.. So I have a few more people on the hook to come look and have shown interest..

As far as the inspection last year I had someone check the cylinder pressure and said that they were all in good order...

Will keep you posted..

JohnE 06-27-2013 09:07 AM

I think it is a bargain at $8500. Seriously. A nice boat with new interior that needs nothing. Anything less needs work that will likely put you over that amount when completed.

Tristarboarder 06-27-2013 09:55 AM

I agree 100%. I have seen tristars all over right in that ball park for sale lately. Leave the price right there....someone will recognize the value and work that has been put into it, and pay you accordingly...just be patient

jenglin 06-27-2013 10:52 AM

I sold mine this spring for $8,500 and I thought we both (buyer and seller) did good on the deal. It was a great boat but my family just needed to move into something bigger. This was the buyer's first MC and direct drive and I told him this is a great entry level boat and if in the future they want to move into something bigger they have established a great foundation as to understanding the nature of the beast of a direct drive. I'd leave the price right where it is and would not allow too much wiggle room. Good luck with the sale!

lakeoz tristar 06-27-2013 08:42 PM

Ok added some new images and re-posted it. Thanks for the responses.:cool:

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