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Did I get a steal on this boat?


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I just bought a boat from a guy the other day and I think I got a steal. He advertised it as a '88 Lund Rebel w/ new trailer and by the picture looked in real good shape. When I got there he tells me he just pulled it out of storage after 3 years at a marine place(had all the paper work and maintenance records) and said with his business he just can't get out anymore. After a few minutes of talking and haggling we agreed at $2,500. So I take it home and start going through it with a fine tooth comb. Here is what is has on it, Wave wackers, bow mount trolling motor, Hummingbird flasher, 2000 shorelander trailer, tool box with tool set, grease gun, 2 oars, fire ex., 2 anchors, 2 rod holders, 1 extra casting seat, it has a '89 40 hp evinrude (when I took off the hood the engine was spotless and all wire and hoses replaced), kicker motor mount, and a bunch of buoy markers and other gadgets. It said Rebel Special Edition on the side so It made me wonder if it may not be a Rebel. Come to find out it is a '88 Pro Angler 16 - imagine my suprise! For as good of shape as it is in - did I get a good deal? The outboard runs like a dream and the only thing I needed to fix was a leaky lift cylinder for the motor. A blind squirrel finds a nut every once and a while! Now with the money I saved I can rig with all new electronics and such. grin.gif

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He was the original owner and I did get the title. Now it is time to test it out, I will be on Norht Long in 3 weeks.

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Sounds like you got a great deal.

Deals like that can be had in Nebraska.....definately not as much demand for a walleye style boat down there. I just moved back to MN last year from Omaha - so I know.

A friend and I were actually seriously thinking about doing some boat running between NE and MN. We seemed to find a lot of good deals in Nebraska, that we could make some money on in Minnesota. Not all the time - but if you keep your eye out, you can find some.....and probably turn them around and make $1000 or so dollars (minus travel expenses). Since I make trips to Nebraska now and then anyways, the travel isn't such a big deal.

I've also found some decent deals in Iowa and South Dakota...

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ANNOUNCEMENT !!!

Somebody stole my Lund boat from parking lot last week, reward is available...... wink.gif

Just kidding, made you sweat ????

That is a good price for that boat.

This year is a good year to buy boats, they are cheap. In fact I am not going to sell them, since I make no money.

This tells you the bottom line.

That boat would have been sold for $ 1,000 more any other year....

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Great deal on the boat...I can't believe the guy that sold you that rig didn't know what he was selling. Regardless what a deal and hope you enjoy your new toy cool.gif

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