Buyers market Posted by: alan_gage on Oct-05-12 4:26 PM (EST)
I only buy used boats and usually end up with what I think is a really good deal. I'm in the middle of the midwest so nice kayaks are tough to come by. It takes a lot of looking and I always end up assuming that a lot of other people are looking for similar boats. But every time I go to sell a nice boat I'm amazed at the lack of interest.
Now I've moved onto canoes so there's a lot better selection in the area (MN is close) and more market when I go to sell one. Still hard to find people who want to buy a decent boat though, especially if it's not a current model. Took me forever to unload a fiberglass Wenonah Sundowner 18 even though it's very similar to the Minn II, which people around here go crazy for. But it's an older model that people haven't heard of.
I'm also amazed how picky people can be when buying a used boat. Some seem to think a few scratches are the end of the world (it's a used boat!).
Since I usually buy more boats that I sell the low used market works out better for me in the long run. :)
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