Sell Your Laser Dinghy or Used Sailing Gear Now!
We have just released this used Laser dinghy and sailing gear classified section on Laser Sailing Tips.
We know that there are lots of people wanting to get their hands on some second-hand laser dinghy gear. And we don’t want to see old Laser sailing gear sitting in the shed or garage going to waste. So we are doing our part to try to match as many sellers with buyers as possible.
Above is a list of our latest used Laser Dinghy and accessories ads.
Make sure that you check back regularly for new listings!
Or if you have a laser dinghy or some gear that you think could go to a good home, why not take the first step and submit an ad for free… click here.
How To Sell Your Boat Quickly – Extra Tips
Now that you’ve decided it is time to sell your laser sailboat, you will likely want to have it sold quickly. The longer it takes to attract a buyer, the more your costs will increase in maintaining or storing the boat until it is sold. And when things don’t sell quickly, they can go stale as people start wondering “Why has that laser sailboat been for sale for so long? There must be something wrong with it!”
Nobody likes seeing things go to waste… so it’s probably better off being used by someone who can put it to good use, and you can have that extra money in your pocket. So selling your dinghy can be a win-win.
Whatever your reason for selling, there are ways to speed this process. The following tips may be just the assistance you need in order to sell your Laser dinghy quickly.
1. It’s All In The Timing
There is something to be said about what time of year you would stand a better chance at selling a boat. Depending on where you live, peak sailing seasons differ but this would be when you would want to try to sell your boat.
In fact, just prior to the start of sailing season would be best. When there is a demand for boats, they sell more frequently.
2. The Price Is Crucial
When you are selling a boat, you really have to do some homework before you slap a price tag onto it. Think of your boat in the same way as you would if you were selling a car. Being able to determine what your boat is worth will require research.
Once you discover what the average asking price is for similar dinghies, you will have a guide when you price your laser boat for sale.
3. First Impressions Count
Staging is a method used when homes are being sold. Essentially, it is a process where the interior and exterior of the home is cleaned, rooms are tidied up and dressed to look as if they were being used.
Your boat needs the same kind of treatment. When your used laser dinghy is for sale it needs to look in good condition and it needs to look tidy. Present it in its best light to attract more people.
4. Get The Word Out
Once you’ve reached this point, you should seriously consider advertising your laser dinghy for sale. You have several online and traditional advertising options available to you.
There is no guarantee that a newspaper ad or an online classified ad is going to work or not, but you have to do something to spread the word. Posters and flyers at various locations including on the noticeboard down at your local club may also assist with this.
5. Collect Relevant Paperwork
When you put your boat up for sale, you will want to make the transfer of ownership as smoothly as possible. This means gathering all documents required by the prospective new owner. These documents may include registration papers, and any other piece of paperwork that would be of help to the new owner.
6. Viewings and Inspections
If you were selling a car, someone interested in it would want to take a closer look. That could also include a test drive. The same basic principle exists with selling a boat.
Anyone seriously interested will want to inspect it and may possibly want to take it for a sail. You can schedule these to take place at a time and date that is convenient for both you and the buyer.
7. Protect Your Investment
When you have a used laser sailboat for sale privately you have to beware. They are scammers out there who may try some very creative ways to take advantage of you and your sales situation.
If something doesn’t feel or sound right to you, trust your instincts. Avoid getting caught up in a situation that may end up being a scam of some kind. Be careful with all potential buyers.
8. Sealing The Deal
There are a few things to keep in mind before you shake hands and wave goodbye to the boat you once owned.
You may have to negotiate on price a little and you will have to decide on payment terms. A bill of sale or receipt will formalize the agreemant and payment can be in cash or through a bank transfer. Try to avoid accepting a check or other payment methods.
Sometimes You Also Need A Little Luck
If you do not succeed in selling your dinghy, fear not. Provided you followed this list of tips then the problem is nothing to do with you or your laser sailboat for sale.
Sometimes boats just don’t sell the first time you try. Be patient, try again at a different time and you may be more successful. Sooner or later you will attract a buyer looking for exactly what you are selling.