-- Last Updated: Mar-14-13 6:44 PM EST --
The seller is living in a wet dream; as are more & more craiglist boat sellers.
Used to be you could find a few decent canoes/kayaks there on occasion. Those occasions are getting fewer & farther between, or they are getting snapped up before I see them. I believe it is the former. What I've been seeing lately is way overpriced, or junk.
Asking retail or above on used Pelicans & Colemans canoes., 300 bucks, and more, for ancient, rental, aluminum "beaters" with flaking paint, and numerous repairs. Retail or above on well used, warped, UV faded, pumpkin seeds kayaks.
Hate to see some of those old, wood trimmed, Mad River, and Dagger canoes models that have been laying on the ground for 6 or 7 years. Turned over for the first time (for photo) in many years; UV faded, filled with mud, dirt dauber & wasp nests, leaves, etc. Wood trim, and cane seats turning black, cracked, rotting away. Seller talking about what a high quality canoe it is; quoting original retail price, and talking up the fact that it's wood trimmed.
Just needs a little clean up; doofus is asking $700.00, or trade for things that go bang.
P.S. Does anyone buy a Harley motorcycle anymore with the intention of keeping it? Or do they buy Harleys now with the intention of trying to sell them on Craigslist 1 or 2 years after they bought it? I think 25% of all Harleys in the U.S. may be listed for sale on Craigslist.
Is having $5,000.00 worth of chrome on a Harley really the "positive selling feature" the seller "thinks" it is?