07-10-2007, 12:57 PM #1
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Thinking about a 04 RXP but price seems too low
So I've been looking at getting a used PWC but don't want to spend a butt load of money on something I know very little about. I found a 04 RXP near me that someone is asking $2,800 for. But from what I can tell by shopping around is that it should be worth around $7-10K.
Am I correct in thinking that a "like new condition" 04 RXP should be worth more than $2,800? I was also told "The jet has a clear title." is this code in the PWC world for "parts of this might be hot but not all of it"? Also was told "only 27 hours on board, 215 hp." Do they make a 04 RXP with a 215 hp engine that isn't supercharged; would that lower the price of this PWC down to $2,800?
So after being told the engine is in perfect condition and it comes with the trailer I just don't see why someone would sale this for $2,800, can anyone tell me I'm being dumb and I should just go pick it up?
Also letís say I do pick it up and there are some things wrong with it that I need to fix. I'm a bit of an older car grease monkey but I haven't worked with 4 strokes very much, much less impellors and dealing with the fact it runs in water. Is working on these just stupid hard or is it something that someone who knows a wrench and is patient can figure out with the right books and enough time. Or is the cost low enough to justify taking it to a shop and letting someone else do it? Are parts for these some what easy to find at a cost that isn't going to break the bank. And what are the odds of something being broke that ends up leading to one thing broken after another turning this into a sink hole of time and money?
Thanks for any help or ideas or just remove this thread if this isn't the kind of thing you want here.
07-10-2007, 01:07 PM #2
its a scam, all 04-06 rxps are 215hp supercharged....
he should be asking like 7500-9000 depending on condition with those low hours.
07-10-2007, 01:10 PM #3
07-10-2007, 01:49 PM #4
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Thanks a ton!
I'll ask if the SC has ever failed for any reason or ever been worked on.
Originally Posted by Pale Rider
07-10-2007, 01:55 PM #5
Ask the seller for the HIN# (Hull identification number). PM Shibby1485 with that number and he can tell you if the updates have been done, and if it was reported stolen.
If that all checks out, I would go and visit him and do a compression check, pull the supercharger intake boot off and try and spin the supercharger wheel, and then take it for a sea trial.
If after that things look fine, then write the guy a check and pick it up.
Once an awhile, you find a good deal, just go in with your eyes open and ask the right questions and take the right precautions.
Let us know how it works out!
07-10-2007, 02:01 PM #6
These scams are a dima a dozen (ebay and other internet classifieds)....ask for a hull # and by no means release a deposit until you have proven this is a 'real' boat and he is the 'real' owner....and the thing really works....BUYER BEWARE...if it is too good to be true....
07-10-2007, 02:12 PM #7
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07-10-2007, 02:14 PM #8
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Yeah I'm not really the nicest guy in the world when it comes to me buying something to be honest. And I've never rushed into spending money so if this is a scam I'm sure I will figure it out. But I feel it's worth looking into and talking to you guys that know what your talking about incase you say something I didn't think about or flat out didn't know about.
I found it here:
And even if this is a scam I'm still learning about what I need to look for when I find a PWC that isn't a scam and may or may not have what I want.
Last edited by Mr_B; 07-10-2007 at 02:22 PM.
07-10-2007, 02:56 PM #9
07-10-2007, 03:46 PM #10
I have to say... looking at the pics he posted... i would have to say NO!!!!
I just bought an 05 RXT off this forum.... spent at least dozens of hours finding the right one.... this is way to good to be true. If you take a close look at the situation in general.... just focus on this point.... the guy admits he bought it and didn't ride it immediately..... strange but plausible ... secondly he has some aftermarket portions to this ski that aren't cheap.... the paint job along with the aftermarket seat are worth over a grand alone..... and finally the last red flag I got is he shows no pics of the engine..... it may be perfect.... but does it come with the ski ???
I scooped mine for a little over 7 and it was in immaculate condition with TLC written all over it... lot of checks and balances before the transaction was placed..... my opinion is walk away.... scam written all over it. One of the smartest things I ever heard when in the buying process was if I got ski that was damaged and had it in the shop more than on the water... i would hate water sports and leave it completely. I would keep shopping and find one that seems right FROM ALL ANGLES.... you will find the one and when you do.... you will know..... Good Luck!!!!!
P.S. Just noticed.... the second ad is saying the ad has been deleted..... okay i guess...... but..... ummm...... right
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