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#1 saxdog

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:56 PM

Melges site has a section listing "certified used" boats. What does this mean?



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:56 AM

It means they are certified. Sounds totally worth it.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:12 AM

It means they are certified. Sounds totally worth it.

 

True, and it also means they are used.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:38 AM

But are they really boats?

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:54 AM

But are they really boats?

 

Yes, but they are "certified used" boats.



#6 Mojo Risin

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:00 PM

It is certified that they are used.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:12 PM

It means

1) there are a bunch of used Melgi dragging down new boat sales.

2) Buddy takes a old worn out Melges in trade

3) Buddy lists trade-in boat at very high price

4) dumb rich guy is told by dockboys "buy a new Melges they really hold their value"

5) dumb rich guy listens to dockboys overlays for new boat

6) dockboys get a brand new ride

7) Buddy makes fat margin

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:37 PM

It means

1) there are a bunch of used Melgi dragging down new boat sales.

2) Buddy takes a old worn out Melges in trade

3) Buddy lists trade-in boat at very high price

4) dumb rich guy is told by dockboys "buy a new Melges they really hold their value"

5) dumb rich guy listens to dockboys overlays for new boat

6) dockboys get a brand new ride

7) Buddy makes fat margin

 

Somebody got out of bed the wrong side this morning.

 

 

I think all it means is that Harry drove by the BMW dealership on Saturday and saw the "Certified Pre-Owned" BMW spring promotion http://www.bmwusa.com/cpo and thought "Thats a good idea".



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:12 AM

Mambo,

Dealer Margins on used boats are paltry

Opposite for used cars

Maybe it was an Audi dealership

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:28 AM

I jest.

 

The site is pretty self explanatory. Its a page for any Melges owners to post a boat they have for sale. Melges charges $25 to list a boat for sale. There's a similar page for anyone who wants to buy a used Viper   http://forum.viper64...x.php?board=5.0  

 

The Viper page is not certified but it is free. :)



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 04:52 PM

Mambo,

Light hearted fun on SA ?

:)

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:04 AM

I heard from Melges. The certified moniker simply means the boat was built by Melges. They were very nice about it but I (apparently naively) hoped "certified "meant the hull had been inspected and one could rely on it being sound.






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