Best Way to Sell Our Bennington?

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ugleeual

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We are going to be selling our Bennington this summer... what method is the best way to connect with potential buyers? Websites or use consignment with a local dealer? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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I would think as strong as the market for boats is you can sell it yourself locally. I would suggest Facebook marketplace and Craig’s list as they are free and pretty successful.
Agree, and would add Boat Trader - huge exposure over Facebook and Craig's list which tend to be local searches. I would also find a boat shipping company and be ready with prices to ship direct, sight unseen! Possibly get a local mechanic to provide a written inspection on the boat condition. With this all in hand, you might catch an out of town, I want it now buyer that will pay a premium!
 

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I sold both my boats in about 2 weeks last summer over Facebook Marketplace (sold both to get our new uberBenny). I made $20k more than the dealer offered me for my 2011 Bennington RCW + Larson Fish & Ski. Both boats sold for about $2k less than I bought them for (new). When I told the dealer what I got for both boats, his exact quote was "holy sh#@!"

Market is white-hot right now - you'll sell without a problem.
 

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Whitelaker nailed it! We put our boat on Marketplace and Craigslist last spring. 5 minutes after clicking that button we got our first inquiry. We got about 25 inquiries from each. The couple that bought it came from another lake in another state!
 

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Like everyone else said...Marketplace. I sold our BR last fall in under 2 weeks. The inquires we rec'd were off the charts. Now granted we had a lot of low ballers and tire kickers, but eventually we were contacted by a couple 200 miles away who eventually drove down and bought it.
 

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The thread has fulfilled its purpose and is now locked.
It’s reaching into a gray area of “selling”.
Any further responses can be pm‘d to op.
Thank you.
 
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