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Old     (bstroop)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-15-2014, 12:42 PM Reply   
Been helping a friend look for his first wakeboat recently. This weekend the exact boat he's been looking for popped up on Craigslist about 2 1/2 hours away from where we live, and I just happened to be spending the weekend in the same town. He asked if I could swing by and check it out for him and give him my opinion. After calling the seller and setting it up I swung by and gave it a pretty good inspection and thanked the guy for letting my drop by on short notice.

It was an 06 in great condition with 196 hours. (I won't list the boat or $$ because its irrelevant.) it was priced well but a little on the high side, and I told my bud it was still a good deal because of its condition. So he calls the guy later that day and makes him a full priced offer (again a little overpriced to start with) if he throws in some gear.......couple of old boards, ropes, etc.. The guy says he's getting rid of it all and getting out of boating all together so we didn't feel it was insulting to ask. He says he'll talk to his wife and get back with my friend.

So I look back on craigslist this morning to check out the pictures again and he edited all his ads and is now asking 3,500 more than original.

I guess it doesn't pay to call someone the first day a boat is listed. He must have thought he priced it too low and changed it after he was given a full priced offer. It's definetly overpriced now.

Told my friend to call his bluff and let him know the offer will expire Friday.

Yes it's his boat and he can ask whatever he wants for it. Seriously though......changing it after you've had a full price offer. That's a DB move.


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