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    Buying salvaged skis

    Hey guys just to let my fellow seadoo guy in on the fun 2 websites my friend has been buy salvage ski and getting sick skis for cheap on cooper capital salvage or crashed toys.com he got a couple skis one I know of is a 2010 Yamaha fxho cruiser with I think like 29 hours has some minor dings and scratches but nev went under water and he paid like $3100 go get some sick deals guy good luck


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    only in the East coast do I see all the deals, its only because everyone that uses that sight has spent all there capital , there is to many skis from Huricane Sandy is why all these skis are not going high, here in the midwest however sucks, you can not even make a buck any more with the bids that sky rockets to the moon to dumb prices, I am in the salvage biz and I could not even make anything off of the high bids out here, so go get them it will not last long out there.

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    i have a friend in long islan that says a lot of skis are done, not to by them unless you got all new electrics or motors.

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    Yeah, I saw a lot of GTX's, 300x's and FZR's I wanted. Looks like the storm destroyed a lot of nice skis.

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    That hurts, just looking at all those skis that were trashed by Sandy...

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    Hey is there a website for those salvage skis so that i can mourn with you guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sea-one View Post
    Hey is there a website for those salvage skis so that i can mourn with you guys?
    COPART and CRASHED TOYS, Its a big gamble, as You will not know what your really getting, and the skis Sit outside for sometime 6 Months or better, Just depends, you can end up getting one that all the inside of the Motor is rusted out, or one that just needs to be gone through, I stay away from the Flooded ones as I dont gamble and if its a 2 Stroke I stay away from them all together, they do nothing with the skis, no winterization, as I said there outside in the freezing cold.

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    You can basically bet you will need a new motor, trailer and maybe some electronics for them. It looks like a majority are flooded with salt water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caliburn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sea-one View Post
    Hey is there a website for those salvage skis so that i can mourn with you guys?
    COPART and CRASHED TOYS, Its a big gamble, as You will not know what your really getting, and the skis Sit outside for sometime 6 Months or better, Just depends, you can end up getting one that all the inside of the Motor is rusted out, or one that just needs to be gone through, I stay away from the Flooded ones as I dont gamble and if its a 2 Stroke I stay away from them all together, they do nothing with the skis, no winterization, as I said there outside in the freezing cold.
    I would avoid a 4 stroke before a 2 stroke like that. 2 strokes are easy and cheap to rebuild compared to a 4 stroke.

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    I buy several of these a year, mainly for part outs or conversions. Its getting harder and harder to get a reasonable deal on these-especially in the midwest like caliburn mentioned. I end up buying most out of the area and it is a big gamble. Ive gotten some here that were total garbage, undisclosed damages in the listing. Ive seen them go as high for a wrecked or broken ski as a good used one sells for. Ive gotten a few good deals on some-but only for part outs-never bought one I would consider building, and a couple for conversions. Be very leary and try to find a auction close enough to pre inspect the item before buying.

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