Where will you look to buy or sell your next used boat?

HortonHorton Posts: 27,225 Administrator
edited December 2016 in Boat Talk
Where to you find used boats?
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Where will you look to buy or sell your next used boat? 104 votes

Ski-It-Again.com
65%
DWskibugkstateskierrawlyLZywicki1JC McCavitRichardDoanevtjcEdmundRpc29jhughesAlvin_NeffAndre[Deleted User]LakeOneSkierjdarwinLieutenant Dandave2ball[Deleted User]camjam 68 votes
onlyinboards.com
4%
jayskiBroussardskigirlChris TaylorBoatman 5 votes
boattrader.com
2%
ski6jonesBulldogSkiJay 3 votes
Local promo guy
4%
dislandThan_BoganZmanMurrskiart90notch 5 votes
craigslist
12%
MarkTimmdavid_skiWaternutoldjeepZoro957wtrskiorspudriplashnpenley208skiermnewthGreenMikeDoughty 13 votes
ebay
0%
boat company website forum
0%
Local Dealer
3%
Ralph Leesodbuster88Fast351epnault 4 votes
Other web site
0%
pgmoore 1 vote
BallOfSpray
4%
dancinGaryWilkinsongt2003oldmanskierScottScott 5 votes

Comments

  • MSMS Posts: 5,164 Mega Baller
    Ski-It-Again.com
    Local Promo, ski it again and the Google.
    Shut up and ski
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 932 Crazy Baller
    Ski-It-Again.com
    You pretty much have to look everywhere. SIA is the best IMO but great boats exist other places as well.
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,633 Mega Baller
    Through florida inboards!! In fact I got one for sale right now!! Repowered ex330 and ZO. A bit rough on the edges but a ski tractor at its best..
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


    RichardDoaneart90notchmarkchilcutt
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 932 Crazy Baller
    Ski-It-Again.com
    @Jody_Seal Have more pics of that thing? Price?
  • WaternutWaternut Posts: 1,511 Crazy Baller
    craigslist
    I look at almost all of them especially SIA but I must say that every boat I've bought and sold has been from craigslist.
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,059 Mega Baller
    Ski-It-Again.com
    SIA is nice to compare all the good used promo boats. That's how I sold the last MC. Side note - it's amazing the number of poorly designed color schemes out there, makes you wonder what people were thinking.
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
    schafereyepeeler
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,041 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I'd look at almost all of the sites listed.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
    Than_BoganFast351
  • david_skidavid_ski Posts: 100 Baller
    craigslist
    In the last 2 months, I found my current boat and sold my previous boat through craigslist.

    Current: 03 SN 196; previous 93 MC ProStar 190.

    We were looking at all of those sites listed.
    I had the MC listed on craigslist, SIA, and MC teamtalk.
    Craigslist- I had 4 people contact me; SIA - 1 response; teamtalk - 0 responses.
    The MC sold in 30 days. Purchaser lived 650 miles away; The SN we found was 180 miles away.
    6balls
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 911 Mega Baller
    Ski-It-Again.com
    @Jody_Seal looks like KLP's boat. Definitely a solid rig!
  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,291 Mega Baller
    Local promo guy
    the data in not accurate because how do you count a promo boat sold by SIA
    Dave Island- Princeton Lakes
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,225 Administrator
    @disland meh. Nobody's claiming statistical accuracy. Just taking water temperature
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  • h2onhkh2onhk Posts: 264 Solid Baller
    Ski-It-Again.com
    Ski It Again is an awesome sight. Unfortunately if I switch boats again my wife tells me I may have to put out a personal ad on craigslist. " This is the one honey....our forever boat, I promise" isn't working anymore.
    jerrymFast351
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,225 Administrator
    @h2o.nhk I see a business opportunity in your story. We could sell boat owners some sort of fake my boat is ruined apparatus.
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  • h2onhkh2onhk Posts: 264 Solid Baller
    edited December 2016
    Ski-It-Again.com
    @horton. I like it.....we need a prototype

    and if the test market is successful and expands to automotive we could retire next year
    Horton
  • WaternutWaternut Posts: 1,511 Crazy Baller
    edited December 2016
    craigslist
    The other option is to take the boat to a friends house (aka the shop) to be fixed for a few days several times a year. Deposit $1000 into a random account. After a few trips of that and a few years, you'll have a stash of extra money to help pay for the next boat and lots of repair bills to help justify a new boat to the wife.....the extra money may also help with the divorce. haha
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,209 Mega Baller
    edited December 2016
    Ski-It-Again.com
    Selling on SIA today, buying there tomorrow-ish, maybe.

  • gregygregy Posts: 2,547 Mega Baller
    Ski-It-Again.com
    I bought my last two boats from Craigslist. Next boat will probably be newer so I'll be looking on Ski-it-again.
  • wtrskiorwtrskior Posts: 704 Crazy Baller
    craigslist
    There is no - All of the above. Option
    gregyDaveD
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,029
    Ski-It-Again.com
    This is not necessarily a well structured poll question; so, my answer is based on the 1st place I look. In reality I do a very thorough search on all sites and through my network of industry and promo contacts.
    Bob Grizzi
  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 785 Crazy Baller
    BallOfSpray
    Isn't BallofSpray the only acceptable answer?
    Horton
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