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    How to price a used ski for high hours?

    NADA gives values for skis, but it doesnt take into consideration the hours of use on the ski.
    i understand 0-50 is low hours, and 150+ is high hours, but how would you go about reducing the price of a ski from NADA value for having high hours?


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    Look at what skis are selling for with similar hours nearby

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    150 might be high for a seadoo but that's just breaking in on a yamaha!

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    150+ hours isn't a lot of hours for a well cared for machine.

    Just completely check the machine for issues and ride it.
    If you can't ride it walk away.
    Ride easy for 1st 10 min to get it warmed up then wot for another 15-20.

    Most issues will show up within a 30 min test ride.

    Wot as much as possible after the 1 st 10th min.
    Good luck!

    Price depends 100% on where you are.

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    I've seen perfect running Dooos with well over 500+ hrs.

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    Those hours more apply to 2 stroke than 4 stroke. The 4 stroke skis run longer and hours apply more to service like sc rebuilds, oil changes, and regular service as that costs money and shows how well it was taken care off. The better the maintenance, hopefully the longer it will run.



    Quote Originally Posted by wotxxxsd View Post
    150+ hours isn't a lot of hours for a well cared for machine.

    Just completely check the machine for issues and ride it.
    If you can't ride it walk away.
    Ride easy for 1st 10 min to get it warmed up then wot for another 15-20.

    Most issues will show up within a 30 min test ride.

    Wot as much as possible after the 1 st 10th min.
    Good luck!

    Price depends 100% on where you are.
    Wow. You ride someone's ski WOT 10+ minutes on a 30 minute water test? What if something goes? Who is to blame? Has anyone ever had an issue with that? Some guys don't ride WOT and may have a problem with that.


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    150 hours isn't bad at all. That would be like buying a used car today with about 75K in miles.

    If the maintenance has been kept up it should be good to go. If it has a supercharger I'd make sure it was rebuilt.

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    Yes when I'm spending 8k- 10k on a used ski I ride it wot till I know its dooooing what its suppose to doo.
    Only time I don't doo extended wot runs is when its got a full factory warranty.
    I even had 1 seller insist on riding with me.
    He was scared shit less...
    When I sell a ski I doo tell the buyers to run wot also.

    After a buyer does a few wot passes they've got to have the ski and it makes price negotiations better for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotxxxsd View Post
    Price depends 100% on where you are.
    This is a HUGE factor. Skis in the Northwest sell for probably 1 1/2 times or more than I see skis in the south east selling for. GPRs are hard to find up here for under 5 grand still lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylolow View Post
    150 hours isn't bad at all. That would be like buying a used car today with about 75K in miles.

    not necessarily..

    I just had my ski with 180 hours hooked up to buds.. about 100 hours of my ski was spent idling - 3000 (0-20mph) (don't remember exact rpm ranges) which also was the highest part of the usage chart.. next was (approx. 20mph -35) 50 hours, there were 5-6 rpm ranges the last one was in the 8160+ range.. which my ski had a total of 66min..

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