Selling your boat when you don't want to sell it...

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2020/10/30 09:20:25 (permalink)

Selling your boat when you don't want to sell it...

So I listed my boat a couple weeks back.  Should have done it earlier, but I've been avoiding it.  I figure that's due to not really wanting to sell it.  :)  I don't want to haul it to FL with us because of the pain that will be.  But it WOULD be useful down there, and I'd have a boat to use while I gather resources to buy a proper saltwater boat.  
 
Put it up for $4750 figuring if someone wanted to pay me $4500 for it that would be a great deal.  Zero hits.  Dropped it to $4250 and got one offer... for $3250.  Had to turn that down though.  I bought it for $3K and put quite a bit of work and upgrades into it.  Doesn't make it worth $5K or anything, but you aren't going to find may 20' boats around here set up as nice for fishing 20hp lakes.  Not in this price range.  
 
Now I'm thinking if I haul it south and sink a couple grand into a repower it would be a great bay boat.  Only thing it needs is a 50-90hp engine (18 is a bit weak for the bay) and a proper radio.  Plus not many people buying boats up here between now and spring anyway.  At least people who aren't looking for a killer deal.  
 
Just a rambling post.  Not going to link it here since this isn't a sale post.  But it isn't all that hard to find if you were curious.  
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    BeenThereDoneThat.
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    Re: Selling your boat when you don't want to sell it... 2020/10/30 09:48:16 (permalink)
    Hi Sam. Happy Halloween. 🎃

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    Re: Selling your boat when you don't want to sell it... 2020/10/30 18:18:16 (permalink)
    Hi Zelie Sam,
     
    Please post the boat for sale on our "boats for sale" board.
     
    Thank You,
    Kevin
    post edited by Kevinc - 2020/10/30 18:25:36
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    ZelieSam
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    Re: Selling your boat when you don't want to sell it... 2020/11/01 20:54:40 (permalink)
    Done.  Figure it's a bit late for PA interest but can't hurt.  
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    Re: Selling your boat when you don't want to sell it... 2020/11/26 10:50:13 (permalink)
    When I sold mine years back I tried to do it myself with little luck- Then at the suggestion of a friend took it to a local tackle shop that sold boats in the lot for a fee- They got almost half again what I  wanted even after the fee and did all the registration and paperwork. I just got the cash.
    Lesson - dont try to do yourself what others do for a living.
    post edited by r3g3 - 2020/11/26 10:52:14
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    Re: Selling your boat when you don't want to sell it... 2020/11/26 11:06:17 (permalink)
    Your wording is kind of confusing. Sounds like the tackle shop got half of what you were looking for...
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    Re: Selling your boat when you don't want to sell it... 2020/12/05 19:23:18 (permalink)
    Noooo the price for the boat in their lot was half again higher than I was asking at home- and they got their price.
    Therefore I came out way ahead dollar wise even after their sales fee and I did none of the work.
    I had looked around and believed I had been asking a fair price but they were able to know the true market much better than me.
    I had advertised and tried to sell it for weeks with no luck- it only lased a matter of days on their popular tackle shop lot.
    Its what they do for a living- I was just practicing, l0l.
    A win all around.
    post edited by r3g3 - 2020/12/05 19:25:22
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