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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
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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