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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Boat book value vs actual price wanted

Been shopping around for a used boat for the past couple of weeks, as with anything when I see a boat I check the price against book value, kinda shocked that it seems just about everyone is asking for almost 2xs book value, and for junk no less, for example 1989 skeeter bass boat, book value 1930, guy wants 6500 SMH!! I guess if someone will buy it for that price more power to him.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 01:11 PM
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Re: Boat book value vs actual price wanted

a lot of people will put high value on the "extras" that they throw in
ie: vests, rod holders, motor(which actually could increase value), oars, anchors, etc.... Best to find a boat sitting in a yard with a for sale sign and a coating of road dust..........then you know they will just want to get rid of it

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Re: Boat book value vs actual price wanted

hold off until September and the prices will come down.

What people are asking and what prices they end up selling for is a wide spread. When buying a boat, the money is in the engine.
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Re: Boat book value vs actual price wanted

Its the same with cars, motorcycles, etc. The motivation to sell often dictates the price. Negociating is an art that is learned. Also, the personality of the seller plays a lot into the deal. Some guys have every penny they put into the item calculated, and they want it all back, which rarely ever happens. As a lover of the deal, and buying and selling for profit, you have to look at it as a game. You have to learn to just walk away from a seller who is out in left field with their price. These are the guys whose item goes unsold, sometimes for years. The biggest example I can think of is Kelley Blue Book for cars. Everyone selling likes to quote KBB, when almost all car dealers do not use it for pricing. Keep looking, you will find a deal !

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Re: Boat book value vs actual price wanted

I heard that!! I was just kind of shocked at first. I asked the guy I used as an example if he would buy a car for 3xs the book value, he just hung up I hesitated to pull the trigger on a really nice Nitro and lost out on it, kicking myself in the butt for that, it was only 600 over book.

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Re: Boat book value vs actual price wanted

When buying a boat the biggest factor in the price in my eyes will not come the book value but how they maintained it. Something about throwing metal moving parts in water, stuff has a tendency to go kablooey pretty quick if the proper steps are not taken. And with any boat you generally have 3 main areas to look at. First the motor, then the boat, and then the trailer. Just because it looks nice and shiny doesn't mean it was taken care of properly either. My 63 whaler doesn't look great but I'll take it 10 miles out the inlet with no hesitation.

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Re: Boat book value vs actual price wanted

I agree, I willing to spend much more than book for the right boat, especially one that has a new or rebuilt motor or drives on it.

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This is the wrong time of year. Sept thru feb. When noone is thinking about boats. Sept-oct is best.
Ive gotten boats free already. Granted they needed work but i turned around and sold two. Still have two.

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Know what you are going through.
I can get a new left over 2012 Lowe bass boat with everything on it for $9200.

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Re: Boat book value vs actual price wanted

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Know what you are going through.
I can get a new left over 2012 Lowe bass boat with everything on it for $9200.
cant go wrong with a Lowe!!

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