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  • Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

    I check irregularly, it's a different story around here. There are moments though - recently someone had a jet boat hull and tried to pawn it off as a jewel. Maybe he was too lazy to cut it up and make a dump run (?). Those types are simply in the wrong neck of the woods around here...not too many tourists.
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    Re: Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

    i missed an 83, Chris Craft 21' Scorpian, this week, $400. by 30 minutes. a boat like Gary H NC Chris Craft.
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    • #3
      Re: Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

      What about the guys that say yes to everything you ask and when you get there you are looking at a junk yard boat...
      1975 Cobia Tradewinds SS-170
      Close Bow 17 Footer V-Hull
      1975 Evinrude 70573-B 70HP

      1968 Babcock
      Bow Rider 15 Footer Thrihull
      1968 Mercury 500 50 HP

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      • #4
        Re: Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

        Originally posted by Nandy View Post
        What about the guys that say yes to everything you ask and when you get there you are looking at a junk yard boat...
        No kidding. I found a 24 foot pontoon on CL for $2300 with an OK picture from the side. Called the guy and asked if it ran, had good upholstery, was on a good trailer, etc..

        He said that it might need new carpet and a couple of wires hooked back up, but other than that it was fine.

        As soon as I turned the corner to his house (75 miles) I could see this load in the distance. Picture must have been 10 yrs old. My wife refused to get out of the car. He called me back just before I got there and said he had run to pick up his kids but for me to please wait and he'd make me a deal on it.

        This "boat" did in fact need carpet.

        It also needed all new seats (not upholstery, SEATS), new rails, ALL of the wires to the console (Squirrels I Guess), tires, steering wheel and gear box. Pretty much everything. I'd say this low profile trailer (one about 5 ft wide that carries from the deck not the toons) was worth about $60 salvage only.

        I left quickly to avoid having to tell this guy things that would have led to both of us getting angry. Seriously, Even if he had given me the boat, I could of bought 2 new ones for the repair price of that one. Who knows what issues the engine could have had.

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        • #5
          Re: Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

          Ill play devils advocate.

          I have noticed that one persons opinion of "looks fine" is anothers opinion of junk.

          I rented a house from a friend a few years back and let me tell you, his idea of nice and my idea of nice were two different things.

          If a car ran, it was a "great car" no matter how rusty, broken or foul running it was.

          the lawn looked "fine" if he mowed it once or twice over the summer.

          I wish I had a nickle for every time I did go look at something and it turned out to be a pile. Thats why I now have a 15 minute rule. If its more then 15 minutes away, chances are im not going to go look at it.
          '68 Alumacraft FD, '65 Johnson 6HP "The Sea Monkey"

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            Re: Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

            I've noticed that people who try to sell you a total piece of junk almost always try to come off like some kind of mechanical genius. This is true for anything... houses, cars, boats, etc...

            For example, It just needs a (insert part here), $20 from the junk yard but I have priced it $200 dollars less than it's worth. And it's "always" an easy fix (sometimes with an if your handy thrown in).

            If people who said this were being realistic then they would have fixed it themselves because it benefits there sale.

            I recently sold my old house and let me tell you, I fixed everything I could find wrong because if you have to convince people that something isn't really a big problem, you won't get what the house is worth. I replaced some cracked window pains, repointed the bricks on the front steps, replaced a few pieces of aluminum siding that we lost in a wind storm.

            Anyone who would rather convince you that you are better off dealing with the problems is a fraud.
            Most people are going to do whatever they want. What I find entertaining is how people justify what they do!!

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            • #7
              Re: Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

              I have been reading classifieds my whole life. a sickness.

              my favorite is the ad that states an item 'only needs x'.

              why not get it yourself? if it really only needs a new solenoid, why discount it hundreds of dollars?


              makes me really wonder if people have the brains to think through what they are saying.

              I too have made trips only to be disappointed in what I find. But that is the hobby....

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              • #8
                Re: Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

                i looked at a 19' caravelle, openbow during my boat search. the guy said the interior needed a little work. Yeah It Sure Did! Looked like a "crocodile" got in their w/ no where else to go. he wanted $2,000 for the boat but was willing to dicker - I told him if he gave me $200, I'd get rid of it for him! the 3 litre merc,,,the plugs were rusted in to the block..what a deal..............

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                • #9
                  Re: Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

                  hey guys....this thread is a neat idea......why not start posting the adds on this thread?......that way we can all see !.....kinda like a best of cl or e-bay.

                  if it needs to be in the sht forum....the mods can move it for us...

                  this thread might go "epic"
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                  • #10
                    Re: Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

                    We might not all agree on what a "bad deal " is, but I see several that would make us laugh right now. The question is how do we immortalize them? If we link to CL when the ad is taken down this thread would become junk. Do we copy the HTML?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

                      I thought this one was hilarious.

                      http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/boa/968250566.html
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                      • #12
                        Re: Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

                        Originally posted by dave kirk View Post
                        Looked like a "crocodile" got in their w/ no where else to go.
                        Ah Ha HA!

                        My buddy got a boat and while looking it over I asked him where the alligator was. Alligator? Yeah, the one that tore the crap out of this boat, cause I don't want to get bit
                        2001 Crestliner SuperHawk 1800, Mercruiser 140HP
                        2007 Tracker 1436 jon boat, 7.5HP Force

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                        • #13
                          Re: Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

                          I think copying the text will be great. I wonder about copyright though.... Not sure about that... But it is a neat idea!!! If we cant copy the text then the links will do....
                          1975 Cobia Tradewinds SS-170
                          Close Bow 17 Footer V-Hull
                          1975 Evinrude 70573-B 70HP

                          1968 Babcock
                          Bow Rider 15 Footer Thrihull
                          1968 Mercury 500 50 HP

                          Yes, I could google it, but I rather get advise from my Iboats fellow members...

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                          • #14
                            Re: Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

                            Originally posted by Bubba1235
                            The best line, "NADA says its worth XXX."

                            Umm, no, its worth that much *IF* its in good condition.
                            My favorite response to that is "ask NADA to write you a check then" or "really NADA offered you that much go sell it to them".
                            Thats like wiping your butt before you go. You can do it, but it just don't make any sense.

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                              Re: Funny "TLC needed" boat ads on Craigslist.

                              Originally posted by slasmith1 View Post
                              My favorite response to that is "ask NADA to write you a check then" or "really NADA offered you that much go sell it to them".
                              I generally just say "Im buying, not NADA"... and btw, NADA means nothing in Spanish, which is the true!
                              1975 Cobia Tradewinds SS-170
                              Close Bow 17 Footer V-Hull
                              1975 Evinrude 70573-B 70HP

                              1968 Babcock
                              Bow Rider 15 Footer Thrihull
                              1968 Mercury 500 50 HP

                              Yes, I could google it, but I rather get advise from my Iboats fellow members...

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