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jonfo 01-07-2010 12:03 PM

Just saw this... <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.bizbuysell.com/cgi-bin/addetail?nosearch=1&amp;J=bbs&amp;q=494603&amp;utm _source=bizbuysell&amp;utm_medium=emailsite&amp;ut m_campaign=shtmlbot" target="_blank">http://www.bizbuysell.com/cgi-bin/addetail?nosearch=1&amp;J=bbs&amp;q=494603&amp;utm _source=bizbuysell&amp;utm_medium=emailsite&amp;ut m_campaign=shtmlbot</a>

bill_airjunky 01-07-2010 12:10 PM

Go for it, Jon. Time to get into a new career?

seth 01-07-2010 12:19 PM

Yeah somehow I got an email about this. Guess they forgot that I have a nautique!!!

polarbill 01-07-2010 12:33 PM

The biggest issue I have heard is that the buyer may not be guaranteed to be the Malibu dealer.

gregg_rossi 01-07-2010 2:58 PM

Is he selling the service, the pro-shop and the dealership separate? Thats what it sounds like from his letter. If that is the case it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to buy unless you would be able to afford all 3 offerings which you would need to be successful. I wonder what the cost of the whole thing would be??? <BR> <BR>"I have listed the Bake’s Dealership for sale along with service, Bake’s Board &amp; Ski, Bake’s Online and the Bake’s Canvas manufacturing shop." <BR> <BR>(Message edited by gregg_rossi on January 07, 2010)

polarbill 01-07-2010 3:02 PM

I think you would be buying all aspects of the business together. That is the only way it would make any sense. Maybe that statement means that when you buy the boat dealership you get all those parts of the business included with it. I could easily be wrong though.

jonfo 01-07-2010 3:09 PM

not sure this is accurate, but getting the malibu dealer franchise is probably a deal that would have to be made between the individual buying it and malibu inc. they would likely have to prove they can represent malibu at least as well as bakes has previously. they may even make an offer pending they actually get the dealer franchise, because the rest of it wouldnt be worth as much if you had no contract with malibu.

noti_dad 01-07-2010 9:17 PM

wow..... <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/uhoh.gif" border=0>

polarbill 01-07-2010 9:41 PM

Bill has done a lot of great things for the inboard boat market, skiing and wakeboarding in the NW. I use to be roommates with Bret V when he was a salesman there and hung around their place quite a bit. They have a great group of guys including Matt, Paul, Zach, Brandon, Tyler, Dylan and Bill himself. Hopefully whoever purchases Bake's runs it half as good as he did. It sure is a tough time to sell a wakeboarding boat dealership though. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by polarbill on January 07, 2010)

liljohn 01-07-2010 10:37 PM

please read the mission statment from bill baker himself on the bakes web site. it makes everything very clear. the buis. has been for sale for some time now.

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