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Have you successfully sold your bass boat by advertising in the major daily papers (Free Press, News), advertising-only papers (Tradin' Times, etc.), websites, or newsletters?

I have a couple of boats to sell and before plunking down a bunch of money on advertising, I was wondering what works the best.

Can you help me out?
 

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I'm not too sure if that works or not since I haven't sold a boat. But I know of a few people who have sold via word of mouth (guys in clubs who are selling or know of guys that are selling), and by basically parking their boat on a "high visibility" street corner or business (with permission). I would think doing it online via sites like Bass Boat Central would be a good way to go and would get more exposure. People looking online at a boat-related site are probably in the market. Newspapers would be kind of hit or miss with the audience you are aiming for I would think. But, to use a fishing analogy..."The more lines in the water, the better chance you have."
 

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Some times I can actually be of help. There are times when people only buy from a dealership because of the financing options. Working at a dealership (D and R Sports) I can help you by offering the financing to anyone interested in your boat for you. Having a dealership offer your boat as a brokered boats is always another option.
 

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Having a secure place by a main road with a for sale sign is a option, taking a wheel off is some security. You probably thought of that but don't want to check on it or leave it. It would be worth a try when the snow's almost gone. Can't beat the price.
 

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Boattraderonline.com is the best way to go. I have sold all 6 of my boats thru trading times. I left the last one in front of my sister in laws house on Palms rd about a mile from m-29 and someone help themselves to the brand new battery and even unbolted the battery hold down.
 

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I put mine up on Bass Boat Central and Bass Fishing Home page and sold it in less than a week. My buddy sold his in a month. Great, Free advertisment and alot of people look at these sites. I'm meeting the guy who bought my boat next weekend in Chicago, He lives in Iowa, give it try. its Free!!!!
 

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SOLD ONE LAST YEAR ON IBOATS.COM. GUY CAME FROM MISSOURI TO BUY IT. HAD LOTS OF CALLS FROM THIS SITE.
 

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I've sold my boats through www.boattraderonline.com, and have been very happy with the results.

Of course, by the time I was ready to sell them, they didn't require financing.
 

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what boats are you selling?

let me know makes, models, length, year, and whether or not its boat only or with ob, and if its with an ob what make and hp.

i have two friends looking to buy bass boats before spring.

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Hey Madman,

Sent you an e-mail through this board regarding boats for sale that your friends might be interested in. Just wanted to post here as well in case I screwed that up. I have a 2002 Stratos 21 XL Magnum with Evinrude 225 HO for sale. Please call or e-mail me and I will forward the pics and equipment description to you. If you or anyone else on this board sends a person my way who buys it, there is a finder's fee in it for whoever sent the person to me!


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Mike,

Please refrain from using this forum for advertising items for sale. We have a forum for that listed in the main forum page.

Thanks!

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