Hi. I have kayaks for sale but you have to be worthy for me to tell you what they are.

Discussion in 'General Paddling Discussions' started by pointbob, May 17, 2019.

  1. pointbob

    pointbob Paddler

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    Saw this ad on craigs .

    https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/boa/d/vancouver-two-high-quality-kayaks-make/6888383132.html

    I've never seen anything like it. No mention of the kayak models or names.

    Nothing.

    Just a "are you worthy" vibe. Some people.

    It's a kayak not a child adoption lol.


    "Selling our two beloved kayaks.

    Built locally in 2013 & 2014.

    Both kayaks are in excellent working condition meaning that although they may have scratches on them, have been repainted, & have had their cords replaced--all necessary maintenance a quality kayak needs to last a lifetime--both kayaks still perform optimally in rough, open waters. Perfect kayaks for going on day trips and/or overnight excursions.

    I will only respond to serious inquiries based on:

    1) Your knowledge about what you are looking for in a kayak.

    2) Your experience level.

    If you reply describing your knowledge and experience, then I will forward you pictures and details.

    You must SEE and SIT in the kayaks before you make any offer. I'm seeking serious buyers only.

    Note: If you can validate why you think my kayaks are worth your offer, will I only then consider letting it go below their appraised values.

    Thank you.
    "




    https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/boa/d/vancouver-two-high-quality-kayaks-make/6888383132.html
     
  2. JohnAbercrombie

    JohnAbercrombie Paddler

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    Really eye-rolling quality ads!! :)
    If they were built in 13/14 and have been repainted, they are probably homebuilt?
    Many of us builders have 'inflated' ideas about the wonderful-ness of our projects, which generally don't survive an outing into the capitalist marketplace! :)

    I have to go and write up my kayaking CV and submit it for consideration!! :)
     
  3. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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    I think that it's usually a few first-time builders that have that really high inflated value notion. They haven't seen other builder's boats and skills to make relative assessments of what they have done. And a painted first-time builder boat means really stepping lightly. [And of course there's the odd narcissist around who thinks everything they do is great.] I've also seen a few first time builder's boats that were just simply amazing. Aircraft builders have good initial comprehension of the way to proceed: craftsmanship, strength, but light and just what's appropriate for the function.

    [Reference that 2 yr old originally $1500 kayak from Barriere that is still up for sale [but now only at $1225!!!!. It's painted too!]