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#11074528 - 08/31/15 10:47 AM Bad time of year to sell a boat?
TxAgfisher Offline
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Registered: 03/16/10
Posts: 843
Loc: Liberty Hill, Tx
I am thinking about letting the Champ go - is it a bad time or are we still in boat buying season? May way til spring.
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#11074537 - 08/31/15 10:50 AM Re: Bad time of year to sell a boat? [Re: TxAgfisher]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8664
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Probably not a bad time but Feb-March is the best time.

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#11074545 - 08/31/15 10:54 AM Re: Bad time of year to sell a boat? [Re: TxAgfisher]
Fish Killer Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 25743
Loc: Weatherford
If you have your boat priced correctly for the age/shape it is in, then I don't think its ever a bad time of year to sell/buy one in this part of the country.
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#11074668 - 08/31/15 12:07 PM Re: Bad time of year to sell a boat? [Re: TxAgfisher]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6979
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
I've sold two boats on here. There are guys on here that look every day for just the right boat that they are wanting to buy.
If you have that right boat with the price low enough some one will snap it up.

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#11074709 - 08/31/15 12:28 PM Re: Bad time of year to sell a boat? [Re: TxAgfisher]
RedRanger Offline
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 22808
Loc: Frisco, Texas
From start of school until early Feb. will be the worst time to try to sell.

So yes it not the best time to sell in this period.....
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#11074716 - 08/31/15 12:32 PM Re: Bad time of year to sell a boat? [Re: TxAgfisher]
Monte Reagan Offline
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Registered: 10/13/04
Posts: 1125
Loc: 320 W. Hurst Blvd. Hurst Tx
Bring it to us a Fun-n-Sun and we will treat you fair on trading yours in on a new Skeeter, Phoenix or a nice pre-owned boat.
Give us a shout at 817-280-0303 or look at all our inventory ay funnsunboats.com
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#11074818 - 08/31/15 01:35 PM Re: Bad time of year to sell a boat? [Re: TxAgfisher]
SKEETER_MAN_225 Online   happy
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Registered: 10/25/07
Posts: 3189
Loc: TEXAS
^^^ do this good people up there!
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#11074830 - 08/31/15 01:43 PM Re: Bad time of year to sell a boat? [Re: TxAgfisher]
Outdoordude Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 2071
Sales can be slower in the late summer through the mid to late winter but you might still sell it in a day if the right buyer happens to be looking where you post it. Late winter through the spring is usually the best time to sell because more are looking and excited about fishing again. The rest of the year the buyer tends to get better deals. The two boats I have purchased were purchased in late summer and both sellers came off of their asking price a bit because they were tired of waiting on it to sell.

That has been my observation anyway. I enjoy following the boat markets, for some reason, and it appears that around here late summer/fall is the time to buy, late winter/spring is the time to sell.

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#11074847 - 08/31/15 01:51 PM Re: Bad time of year to sell a boat? [Re: TxAgfisher]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4580
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I've been looking at boats for three months now. Haven't found what I want for the right price yet. So, yeh... Folks are always looking.
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#11075029 - 08/31/15 03:25 PM Re: Bad time of year to sell a boat? [Re: TxAgfisher]
TxAgfisher Offline
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Registered: 03/16/10
Posts: 843
Loc: Liberty Hill, Tx
Yeah, this isn't the kind of boat you mark down. This is a needle in a haystack and I want real money for it. Not going to give it away. Champions have a following so that helps. I may throw it out there and see what happens.
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#11075067 - 08/31/15 03:43 PM Re: Bad time of year to sell a boat? [Re: TxAgfisher]
Ken A. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8664
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Champions do have a loyal following. No doubt about it. The pic in your siggy ain't a Champ tho...

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#11075104 - 08/31/15 04:03 PM Re: Bad time of year to sell a boat? [Re: Ken A.]
RedSkeeter Offline

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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 14540
Loc: Fork/Arlington some.
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Champions do have a loyal following. No doubt about it. The pic in your siggy ain't a Champ tho...

I remember when he sold that one, just never change his sig...
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#11075128 - 08/31/15 04:17 PM Re: Bad time of year to sell a boat? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Online   content
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Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 9621
Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
I've been looking at boats for three months now. Haven't found what I want for the right price yet. So, yeh... Folks are always looking.



I'm the same have my financing and down payment ready just looking for the right boat, I honestly don't care if it's 105 or 25 degrees out if I find the right boat I will buy it.
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#11075172 - 08/31/15 04:46 PM Re: Bad time of year to sell a boat? [Re: TxAgfisher]
coachmas Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 2619
Loc: Back at Palestine
I will be ready come Jan-Feb, already started looking to see year model and average prices for my budget.

Coach
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#11075195 - 08/31/15 04:54 PM Re: Bad time of year to sell a boat? [Re: TxAgfisher]
rowlettfisherman Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 799
Post it for sale and find out. All you can do is so no to offers or Yes

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