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By hairbandude (slipknot) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 8:46 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I think this ad appeared here before, Im not sure. Would you buy this guy's boat? I wonder why he hasnt sold it yet?

By Dustin (ncsumalibu) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 8:52 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I hope that was sarcasm in your post. I bought a 02 vlx for $23,000 in perfect condition with 154 hrs.
By (wakereviews) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 8:56 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
that's a STEAL!
By nu bu (05mobiuslsv) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 8:56 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Nice boat with low hours but I agree a little high on the price.
By Mikeski (mikeski) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 8:57 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
overpriced due to ego, it's obvious when you read the add. When his love affair with the boat ends and he gets real with the price it will sell. I would put the value at $28k, no more.

You can get a 2 year old boat with a few more hours with a current tower for less. My buddy has a 2005 VLX he is selling for $33k at the end of the summer.

By Bill K (bill_airjunky) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 9:11 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
My local dealer has a brand new 08 Vride for $37k. Thats why an 02 won't sell for that price.
By Razzman (razzman) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 9:12 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I think it's WAY too big ego, not to mention being a pompous ass!
By Jack Hinkes (jackeh) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 9:17 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
he says "no crack smokers", anyone else think he is the one smoking crack?
By AP (adam) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 9:20 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
LOL.. guys.. im sure he is joking.. I mean, there is probably truth to not wanting to trade for anything, but im sure its just part of the craigslist reputation.. lol

place an ad for 3,000 obo and get offered 1,200 and a cigarette.. lol

By Jack Hinkes (jackeh) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 9:23 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
By Josh B (joshugan) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 9:56 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
That's funny.

What else is funny is that I'm pretty sure I saw far more pink purple and lavender Malibus than any other boat manufacturer.

(not that there's anything wrong with that.)

By nu bu (05mobiuslsv) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 9:56 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I'm sure he's just tired of the dbags that frequent craigslist waisting peoples time.
By Hate N Pain (hatepain) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 10:04 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
At his list price I wouldn't be to concerned with being hassled. Is this the dude that had pictures of it beached in his last ad?
By Brian Stroup (bstroop) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 10:15 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Over the top with arrogance....yes, but you got to let people know you don't want to trade them for all their garbage.

I sold my fully loaded 07 CTD Ram on craigslist but waisted plenty of time with yahoos wanting to trade me livestock or some property in BFE. I even had a guy seriously email me wanting to trade me strait across for an 05 F150 with twice the miles.......because it was easier to turn around.

By C.I.E.....Evan (guido) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 10:22 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I gotta say.... I like the guy already and I've never met him.

There are a lot of tire kickers on Craigslist. I've got no problem being up front. I've done the same in my ads, although, never quite as thoroughly. LOL!!

By Country Dick (gunz) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 10:37 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Price is high,but I get it.
By Cliff (ord27) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 12:21 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I'm thinking about calling him and offering him $40,000 for it. I will insist on a lavender colored anchor......And I'll tell him that I smoke crack........

I dont know why I posted that.....

By trace (trace) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 12:46 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
It's the price you pay for using craigslist...

- people who email "call me 555-1212" and don't even include a subject line. Yeah, right.

- people who want to chat for 1/2 hour on the phone or when they come to buy something.

- people who want to haggle on price, but can't make change for the price they want to pay.

- people who pretend like they're writing the directions down, and then just start calling when they get close. Bonus points for their phone batteries dying, car breaking down, or stopping for more beer on the way and showing up totally wasted.

By Patrick (jetskiprosx) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 1:14 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I've had nothing but good experiences with selling stuff on Craigslist. Sure you get some scamers when selling big ticket items, but those e-mails are easy to delete. I do take a few precautions though...

1. I don't give them exact direction (just what part of town) and then tell them to call me when they get close. It's not going to deter a real thief from just getting my address and then stealing what I have for sale, but it might deter the lazy thief.

2. I always pull my cars inside the garage, shut my garage door, and move the item into the driveway. No reason to let them see what I have in the garage (even though it's not much lol)

3. I put my .45 in my pocket.

I have sold TV stuff, stereo stuff, sporting goods, and each person so far has been totally normal and very nice....knock on wood.

By (wakereviews) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 1:20 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
do you seriously put a gun in your pocket when someone comes to buy something?
By Dustin (ncsumalibu) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 1:23 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I carry Legally daily. Not long ago there was a group of guys advertising motorcycles on craigslist here in NC and when the potential buyer showed up they would rob them. Stands to reason it could work the other way around.
By Isaac Gredinberg (extremeisaac) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 1:24 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have nothing but great experiences in buying and selling from craigslist.. I love the site!
By nu bu (05mobiuslsv) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 1:28 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
^^^Yes but selling on it can be a nightmare.
By AP (adam) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 1:37 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
When I meet up to buy or sell something from craigslist, I always carry my gun too... you never know.

I've never needed it so far...

By Patrick (jetskiprosx) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 1:44 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
OI - I sure do!

I'm in the process of getting my concealed weapons permit for my state so I can legally carry concealed. I live in a nice neighborhood in a "good part of town" but that doesn't mean anything. Bad things can happen to anyone, at anyplace, during anytime. I am not some crazy paranoid person, I just don't have a lot of trust for people I don't know. There are tons of crazy people in this world and you can't be too careful.

By Flux (flux) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 2:34 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
67 hours on an 02 and he pretends like he knows something about boats.

He's about 8-10k off the mark, don't care how few hours are on it.

By mike thomas (mtpockets) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 2:53 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have tow new 08's for 43K. Probably not as many options but I think he's a little high in priceUpload this is a lsv but same colors

By Keith (hawaiianstiln) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 3:41 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I sold my sweet mint condition 04 Malibu VLX for 29,000 in march. :-(


By Bill K (bill_airjunky) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 4:39 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have had great luck on CL too. Buying and selling. If we don't feel like telling the caller where we live, then we meet them at the neighborhood grocery store. We've bought & sold everything from cars, boats, boards, SkySkis, appliances, cell phones, plants, animals, and most recently a golf cart. And in multiple markets including Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Redding, & Minneapolis. Yea, we get a yahoo or two, but their easily weeded out just like any other local ad service available.
By Bu Coo (brett564) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 8:24 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I love Craigslist. One hundred roses usually get me...
By andy (michridr69) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 8:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
that cat is funny as hell!!
By "G" (grant_west) on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 9:38 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Mike that Blue and White Bu is pretty cool. What's the Short V drive bu? It looks like a 24-7 but its only like 20 or 21 feet. I like that one.
By Johnny Neves (johnny_jr) on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 10:06 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
G that's the VTX, supper roomy for a 20 foot boat.
By Erik (etakk7) on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 10:16 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
my favorite is the immediate call telling you they are coming to get it - and to "please take the ad down." That buys them a few hours to search for more items that are a better deal. Then when you call to see where they are they are still at home "waiting for their ride." The way I've been selling things lately with more luck is to say I'm out of town for the next day or two - and I'll contact them when I'm back. Then I have a list of phone numbers from which I pick the seemingly most normal person. It also lets me know how much bargaining I'm willing to do.
By Paul (psudy) on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 10:21 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Damn keith. I was looking hard at your VLX. I wish now, that I would have made an offer!
By Cody (loudontn) on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 10:46 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I don't meet anyone at my house, I sold a Thunderbird Supercoupe a few years back and it blew a head gasket a week after I sold it. I had met the person at my house and they showed back up all crazy, had to call the police. There was nothing wrong with the car from when we bought it new to when we sold it. For now on I meet people at the Wal-Mart and bring an extra person incase I need a ride home if I drove whatever I was selling.
By Patrick F (lakepirate) on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 11:55 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
^^^^^^Yeah, that's definitely the way to go. Meet somewhere in public, with a lot of people around, preferably in the daytime. And bring a buddy. That's the safest way to Craigslist.....
By michael z (absoluteboarder) on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 4:47 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
no.....for that you can get a lot newer
By Danny Simon (wakerider42) on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 4:48 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
This guy is definitely crazy thinking he's gonna get anywhere near $37,000 for that boat, even with the low hours. And if he does, the buyer is a moron.

Back to Cragislist...I learned my lesson about trying to give anything away, holy hell! I finished a sod install and had quite a bit left over, so I figured I would give it away instead of just tossing it - you know, be a nice guy. Yeah everybody comes out of the wordworks for free crap. And it's all these people who are like "Oh yeah man, my lawn sucks, so yeah I'll fire this in there." It's like, dude, there's a reason your lawn sucks, and just plowing this on top of what's there is probably going to result in similar suckiness. My freakin' phone blew up literally like 15 times in less than 30 minutes while I was out trying to have dinner. Never again. I ended up giving it to some tweaker white trash guy who came and drove up the empty lot next to me straight BOMBING in his 2WD Chevy blasting sand/dirt all into the street and digging giant holes. Wow. It was definitely not worth the effort I had to put into it.


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