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False Advertising

thagerthager Posts: 5,211 Mega Baller
edited January 2010 in Technique & Theory
Starting to see a lot of guys advertising features their boat/ski products don't have on a popular skier selling site. One guy pulls you in advertising 2009 then reality is its a 2002. Another guy advertises Zero Off but pictures show Perfect Pass with no mention of speed control. What gives? Seems minor yet unethical to me! Not a chance in Hades I'd want to deal with these guys. How about you?
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  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
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    There is a 2005 196 with ZO for 27K.
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    It is the real deal. Upgrade complete and only 350 hrs on the boat.
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    I can get you the contact for the guy that did the upgrade.  
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  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,476 Mega Baller
    Thats why you dont buy a boat on ebay
    Dave Island- Princeton Lakes
  • HO 410HO 410 Posts: 351 Baller
    edited January 2010
    Or possibly a boat-trader listing. If the price lines up with what it really is and not what the seller says it is, I wouldn't run out to reform the angry mob. I've seen this all the time with ski boots and slalom ski where a 2004 can be listed as a 2008. I know that it's pretty rare to see the correct HO Monza advertised with the correct year. Advertising a 2002 boat as a 2009 is pretty shady though.
    Nikon D80, 50mm f 1.8, Tokina 12-24mm... Sorry, wrong forum. Josh T.
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,211 Mega Baller
    Could have sworn I had another comment following MS on here. JTH was I censored?
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 30,586 Administrator
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    No censorship today. I am always watching MS but your posts are good. :- )
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    Can I get you guys to promote the BallOfSpray ads? <a href="http://ballofspray.com/classified-ads?page=show_all">http://ballofspray.com/classified-ads?page=show_all</a>
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  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
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    I have checked it out for my boat search.
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    I would love to buy the 09 MC but need a boat by ice out.
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    Thager, do a repost.  
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  • thagerthager Posts: 5,211 Mega Baller
    edited January 2010
    OK, just wanted to know if you had talked to the guy with the 05 with ZO because the picture in his ad is definitely Perfect Pass and the description says nothing about the speed control. Also, why would you have the upgrade and then sell? Can't see that making much of a profit. If I'm rambling I just had two rum and colas with my B-day lunch. 50something and feeling ancient! Think I'll put on some some mukluks and go ice fishing with the idiots on my lake at the icehouse village that sprung up. Makes me wish I was unemployed. I check BOS classifieds everyday. Good stuff by honest people!!
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  • Thomas WayneThomas Wayne Posts: 550 New Baller
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    Growing old beats the alternative.
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    TW
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  • thagerthager Posts: 5,211 Mega Baller
    What's the alternative? Trick skiing? :)
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  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
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    If the complex just showed up they are probably biting. Let me know I will come over and catch a few.
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    It is a ZO boat. He pulled the PP and put in ZO. I can get you 2 connected so you can do it to yours without breaking the bank.  
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  • Thomas WayneThomas Wayne Posts: 550 New Baller
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    Dying young.
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    TW
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  • thagerthager Posts: 5,211 Mega Baller
    TW,

    I know. Just kidding around at Eric's expense!

    MS,
    Some are catching crappies. Some are living on the lake until spring when the construction and road jobs return. Come on over we'll find the fish!
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  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    Thats part of the recovery act. I heard about it last night while tuning into the blame game.    
  • bmiller3536bmiller3536 Posts: 298 Baller
    Can ZO be put into an 05? I thought it had to be an 07 or newer to upgrade to ZO
    Brad Miller
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,589 Mega Baller
    You have to add the "drive by wire" stuff to go with the ZO controller.  Mainly it's the engine controller (ECM), throttle actuator and wiring harnesses.  It gets pretty expensive though.
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • bmiller3536bmiller3536 Posts: 298 Baller
    yeah, that is what i thought. Any idea how much all that would cost?
    Brad Miller
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,589 Mega Baller
    I called my MasterCraft parts guy, he's going to find out what kind of $$$'s  it would take in parts to upgrade a 2005 to ZO.
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    I will check with my connection and see if he will trade his secrets. Jody Seal is the only other guy I have seen that advertises the service. If you know your engine stuff and can do it yourself, it would not be bad when compared to getting 19k for your boat and spending another 10-12k to get a 07 or better.   
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,589 Mega Baller
    I heard back from Lex @ Rambo. I was wrong, there is not a controller available to run ZO on a 2005 MC. MS - try to find out how your connection did it; model year & parts required.
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
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    Thager has been in contact with him and will have all the details soon. It is for any CC with the Excalibur engine. It is easier to do on a SE then a limited due to the dash.
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