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Old 06-19-2018, 07:35 PM   #1
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Cool Can we come up with a more original excuse?

Why is it that 9 out of every 10 boats are being sold because of "health issues"? As if that's going to make me feel bad and entice me to just run out and give you money. I mean seriously, instead of saying "selling because of health problems", why don't they just say "I'm not experienced enough to repair this heaping pile of crap and I'm too lazy to try, so buy this from me before my wife finds out how much I really spent."
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:47 PM   #2
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... so buy this from me before my wife finds out how much I really spent."
The wife finding out is what leads to the health issues. Often a back back from sleeping on the couch.
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"Sick of writing checks" could be considered a health issue?
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Not even close to 9 out of 10 for one thing. "Owner upgrading" "Two boat owner", "Owner getting out of boating" and "Owner change of plans" are all as common if not moreso,
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Working in the bilge and the ER gives you back pain

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Old 06-19-2018, 08:23 PM   #6
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I would think that the majority of those who are selling trawlers are at or near their last boat due to age.

So yes, I can see health issues being one of the most common reasons when shopping trawlers.
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:53 PM   #7
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Given the demographic of most of the 40-60' power boat owners I know, not surprising. That's the only way mine is going up for sale - when I'm too decrepit to use it.
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Greetings,
Mr. coo. Hmmm...Are you really angry that sellers may be misrepresenting the real reason for the sale or are you angry at something else? Maybe it's just the area you're living in and the ads you're looking at.



I would guess that the majority of the TF posters are in the 50+ crowd so I'm hoping your observation regarding health issues (fake news) is correct. I wouldn't like to think that in 10 years I'd be the only "old timer" left. Most of the youngen's on TF don't understand me...





On the other hand....
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Greetings,
Mr. coo. Hmmm...Are you really angry that sellers may be misrepresenting the real reason for the sale or are you angry at something else? Maybe it's just the area you're living in and the ads you're looking at.



I would guess that the majority of the TF posters are in the 50+ crowd so I'm hoping your observation regarding health issues (fake news) is correct. I wouldn't like to think that in 10 years I'd be the only "old timer" left. Most of the youngen's on TF don't understand me...





On the other hand....
Dear Mr RTF, just trying to understand you would mean years of therapy afterward
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:55 PM   #10
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A seller has the problem of trying to convince a buyer of two 2 seemingly incompatible ideas.

1. His boat is the greatest boat since Noah's

2. He doesn't want it anymore

The "health forced sale" is almost like the Seinfeld Episode...."Its not you, its me break up strategy. It's not the boat, its me!
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Toocoys: You're heartless. You don't believe poor, old grandpa?! Cmon! Lol

I agree with Caltex. I see way more ads with "owner is upgrading" or "change of plans". But IMO those sentiments in an ad are counterproductive. Oh, so the boat was too small for you but now you want some other poor schlub to buy it??! Lol. I would never put that in an ad (owner upgrading).


As to the demographics POV: It's definitely true that a certain age of folks are more likely to buy a certain type of boat. Young trawler buyers are a minority! I'm 36 years old and when I told my friends/colleagues that I bought a Camano they said this, in order.


1. Them: Why'd you get a sailboat?


2. Me: It's not a sailboat its a trawler.. Them: What's a trawler?


3. Me: A slower boat more akin to cruising.


4. Them: Does it have a toilet? Me: Ughhhhhh. Nevermind. lol
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Greetings,
Mr. coo. Hmmm...Are you really angry that sellers may be misrepresenting the real reason for the sale or are you angry at something else? Maybe it's just the area you're living in and the ads you're looking at.
9 out of 10 was perhaps a slight exaggeration, but I guess its just one of those pet peeves of mine. I can't stand it when brokers/sellers use "health issues" as a guilt-sell technique.

Health issues....
https://houston.craigslist.org/boa/d...618452768.html

Health issues...
1973 Gulfstar 36 Trawler Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Health issues...
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Toocoys: You're heartless. You don't believe poor, old grandpa?! Cmon! Lol







I agree with Caltex. I see way more ads with "owner is upgrading" or "change of plans". But IMO those sentiments in an ad are counterproductive. Oh, so the boat was too small for you but now you want some other poor schlub to buy it??! Lol. I would never put that in an ad (owner upgrading).

Those too! As if "owner upgrading" or "change of cruising plans" means that I should accept your over inflated price. C'mon! I'm sorry that your health is failing, or that your plans changed, or that the boat you bought is too small, but man it's a boat... you're going to have to cut your losses just like everyone else!
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Well the reality is also that when someone is selling some goods, one of the question most often asked is "why do you sell it?" So maybe putting this in an ad is a way to give the answer upfront and get rid of that stupid question (and I do not see a seller replying by a "why is none of your business folk" answer).

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In the equestrian world I’ve also noticed that horses are for sale “ due to no fault of the horse” as if all people think that the horse has issues....is health the same thing, that “it’s not the boats fault”?
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And buyers ask the sellers “why are you selling?” Duh.
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Reminds me of the time we closed on our current home. The sellers had no mortgage etc and at closing we all had the closing statement with who was paying what and who was getting what. At the end they were handed a nice big fat check.

I looked at the couple across the table and said "Nice! So what are you going to do with all that money?!"

Out buyer's broker nearly choked!
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Reminds me of the time we closed on our current home. The sellers had no mortgage etc and at closing we all had the closing statement with who was paying what and who was getting what. At the end they were handed a nice big fat check.

I looked at the couple across the table and said "Nice! So what are you going to do with all that money?!"

Our buyer's broker nearly choked!
I'm confused? What was wrong with that?
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And buyers ask the sellers “why are you selling?” Duh.
I don't understand that either. What difference does it make? I had so many people ask me that when I had my boat listed last month. My answer answer was always, "because I can."
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I'm confused? What was wrong with that?
Its considered un-couth.
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