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Old 06-24-2013, 05:09 PM
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How much of a price break are you really getting, I don't think I would be giving someone 10% down to wait a month, and he will obviously using it
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:32 PM
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was about to do the same thing with a boat in FL but never heard back from the seller. Really started to get cold feet about giving a "down payment" on a boat and not picking it up for a few months.... actually surprised to see the boat still listed for sale.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:38 PM
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You may find a better deal between now and August.

Theres always plenty of boats for sale.....esp at the end of the season with good prices.


Committing w/ a down pymnt now is not a good deal for you.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:42 PM
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Its a 2001 Xstar in pretty good shape for 15k. I've been looking for awhile for either a 01 or 02 xstar of 205v and haven't found anything here in the NW. I would wait to buy but these boats seem pretty rare. I even had a wanted ad up for months looking for this particular model and still no luck. I figure I'll write up a document to protect him and myself. I figure I'll still have a good 2 months to use the boat this year and I'll be getting a good price. How do I go about setting up a escrow for this?
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:50 PM
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Just checked with my credit union and they don't deal with escrow for this type of thing. I figure I'll just write up a very detailed document and take a bunch of pictures. Give him like 500 down so he knows I won't walk away. Allow for like 20 hours usage and charge for any extra off the total purchase price. When I pick up the boat I will do another detailed inspection and test drive with owner before I pay remainder amount. I'll be sure to have him sign and date and get photo copies of titles on wednesday. If for some reason I get screwed I could deal with 500.00 loss but not a coupld grand.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:13 PM
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wow 15 k for a 2001 thats preety good any pictures?
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:48 PM
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Agree with all said below... Give them nothing but your phone #...

You're coming off desperate as if this was the only boat on earth and that means you're going to get screwed or overpay.

Honestly, I can't even believe someone would do this. No offense.




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Tell the owner to call you in August when ready to sell. He probably won't go through the trouble of listing the boat if he knows he has a ready buyer when the time comes. At the very least, make the deposit as small as possible -- I don't know the selling price, but 10% seems pretty high. Anything can happen to the boat or owner between now and then.

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You may find a better deal between now and August.

Theres always plenty of boats for sale.....esp at the end of the season with good prices.


Committing w/ a down pymnt now is not a good deal for you.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:55 PM
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:03 PM
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15k for an 01 almost seems too good to be true if its in great shape. Does it need any work?
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:15 PM
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ya thats what i was thinking i payed 20500 for mine 3 months ago 750 hours and needs new front and rear cushions and some gel work and its was one of the cheapest i had seen. Still i would not want to give any money until they wanted to sell the boat. i know thats easier to say when your not the person buying it.

still having a hard time believing 15 k for a nice 2001 x star does seam almost to good to be true
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