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Old 07-24-2017, 09:33 AM   #13
Dave_E
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City: La Conner, WA
Vessel Name: Agnus Dei
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Originally Posted by Drake View Post
Why? An engine survey is a good idea, and who pays for it is just a negotiating issue. For example, it sounds like in this case the seller said he would do the survey if the buyer woukd increase the price. Seems to me like everyone was reasonable.
My wife and I were very happy with the results of our negotiations. Sure, I could have taken it and did the service myself... but the broker hired a desiel company to do the service (the owner is paying for it). It's all relative, but I might take over a boat with no time on the service, one less thing to worry about for the rest of this season.

The owners increase over my offer was a no brained for us. We went in at 80%, he went up another 5.

Dave
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