I've been noting a theme espousing getting "good pricing", or deep deals on used boats.
I was driving back from Syracuse to my Saranac Lake home when I noticed trash piled around a DEC barrel. My friend Mike brennan, who did the drive with me, mentioned that he was surprised DEC had barrels out, because some folks always choose to cheat the system; not pay the $2.00 at the dump, but dump where the commons, that would be us, have to pay their dump fees.
It's kinda like ocean fishing, the Bluefin Tuns may be gone, but I got my share.
I was reminded of a former employee and a friend. The friend bought a new Curtis LadyBug in Kev at Cold Run Canoe's going out of business sale for ~$1,200, well below list. He was immediately diagnosed with cancer and passed a couple months later.
My employee happened upon his widows garage sale and bought the boat for $350. It was a great buy, or was it an act of theft from a grieving widow? He knew what the boat was worth, she didn't, but he chose to cheat her.
We are a community of paddlers and need to treat each other accordingly, which might be stretched to not cheating widows and folks in extremus poorly. We need to be thinking about "what's a fair price?"