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    TJBrad04's Avatar
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    Dec 2005
    Flowery Branch, Ga

    Help... buying "new" boat at dealship w/ 27 hrs


    local yami dealship has a couple 05's left, one of them has 27 hours on it with no registration numbers on it. I know cause someone left the lanyard in it and i cranked it over to see.

    If they try to BS me and tell me it's new, what can i expect to get off of it? Could this be a demo or something like that? do they have to register demos? is there any way i can prove that this is the original motor that came in the hull?

    if it is a demo and has not been titled, is it still considered "new"?

    how much can i expect to get off for it being a demo?

    any other suggestions???

    thanks in advance,

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    r33pwrd's Avatar
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    Mar 2006
    Sammamish Washington
    I dont think they can sell you a demo as "new" but I have been wrong before! 27 hours is far from new, my year old 05 has 37. Also I would not want to buy a demo ski, you know the people rinding it did NOT break it in and who knows what else they have done to it! talk them down on a new 05 you should be able to get it for 8200 or so (I would think) good luck!

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    WATER WOODY's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Minden, Nevada, United States
    Its used.........i would not go over $7800.00.It is an 05',last years model.

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    Birmingham, AL / Lay Lake
    They can call it whatever they want, but it's far from new and it's even worse than used if it was a demo----meaning that 100 people or so have had it to ride for a short period of time, all of which probably abused the hell out of it.

    Either way - it should sell for a "used" price. But check for the common stuff such as dings / scratches / hull damage / ect....

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    Kelly Blue Book Retail

    May 14, 2006
    2005 Yamaha GP1300R 2-Pass

    Suggested Retail Value $7390
    The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail Value is representative of dealers' asking prices and is the starting point for negotiation between a consumer and a dealer. This Suggested Retail Value assumes that the watercraft has been fully reconditioned and is in excellent condition. This value also takes into account the dealers' profit, costs for advertising, sales commissions and other costs of doing business. The final sale price will likely be less depending on the vehicle's actual condition, popularity, type of warranty offered and local market conditions

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    Low Retail Average Retail
    Base Price

    $6,560 $7,420

    Impeller - Stainless Steel - Installed: $190 $215

    TOTAL PRICE $6,750 $7,635


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    Value Explanations
    Low Retail Value — A low retail valued boat will show excessive wear and tear either cosmetically and/or mechanically. This boat will require cosmetic or mechanical work and may or may not be in running order. The buyer can expect to invest in cosmetic and/or mechanical work. Low retail vessels usually are not found on a dealer's lot. Low Retail should not be considered a trade-in value.

    Average Retail Value — An average retail valued boat should be in good condition with no visible damage or defects. This boat will show moderate wear and tear and will be in sound running condition. The buyer may need to invest in either minor cosmetic or mechanical work.

    Note: Vessels in exceptional condition can be worth a significantly higher value than the Average Retail Price shown.

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