andz
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Man Sells Yacht Online For Cheap

Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:44 pm

Heard this on the radio this afternoon:

A German man who put his yacht up for sale online had to let it go for 22 Euro after forgetting to put a reserve price. Bonehead!

http://www.thelocal.de/14813.html
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
 
Phoenix9
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RE: Man Sells Yacht Online For Cheap

Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:46 pm

Only one word comes to mind:

OWND!!
Life only makes sense when you look at it backwards.
 
TylerDurden
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RE: Man Sells Yacht Online For Cheap

Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:54 pm



Quoting Andz (Thread starter):
A German man who put his yacht up for sale

You'd be hard pressed to call a 20 year old 21' sailboat a 'yacht'.....
You gotta love the media...
 
KFLLCFII
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RE: Man Sells Yacht Online For Cheap

Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:04 pm



Quoting TylerDurden (Reply 2):
You'd be hard pressed to call a 20 year old 21' sailboat a 'yacht'.....
You gotta love the media...

The attached pic makes it that much more humorous...
"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
 
srbmod
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RE: Man Sells Yacht Online For Cheap

Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:13 pm

Well he could have done like some folks on eBay do, and charged an overinflated shipping price.....

I wonder how much he spent with this court case? I'm sure it was enough to now make him regret forgetting to set a reserve.
 
asuflyer05
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RE: Man Sells Yacht Online For Cheap

Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:56 am

Husker Auto Group in Nebraska learned a hard lesson a few months ago. They put a brand new BMW M3 on eBay and forgot to set a reserve (or set the reserve too low I forget). Well when the successful bidder won the auction, the dealer indicated the auction was a mistake and they were not willing to sell the car for that price.

So the customer went to an BMW Owners discussion forum to seek advice and ignited a firestorm of bad press regarding the sale. Long story short, they honored the price on a different car but the dealer's reputation was ruined.

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