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I'm looking at buying a used RLXI and I stumbled upon this boat. I'm going to go look at it tomorrow and wanted to make sure I had some good research on what I should expect to pay. Here's the boat's specs:

2005 RLXI Promo boat

383 hammerhead 400 hp

110 hours

S/A trailer w/brakes and fold away tongue and aluminum wheels

4 pop out cleats

3 vent heater

hot water shower

built in GPS

air/water temp

depth gauge

rear speedo

Scarpa plate

two judges seats

walk through seat insert

Sony cd w/4 speakers

titian series 3 tower w/bimini

malibu cover

chrome dash

The owners said they are asking for $37,500. According to NADA it may not be a bad deal:

...............................................Low Retail...........Average Retail

Base Price....................................$25,440..............$30,650

Reported Engine Range: 351 - 400 HP (5.7L - 8.1L )

Total adjustment for your engine(s) - Add: $5,230

Options

Power Boat: CANVAS

Bimini Top:..................................$385.....................$460

Boat Cover - 20 ft. thru 25 ft.:.....$255.....................$305

GPS - Fixed Mount:......................$350.....................$420

Stereo - am/fm CD player

w/4 speakers:.............................$410......................$490

Transom Shower - Hot & Cold:.....$210......................$250

Wake-Board Tower:.....................$1,350...................$1,610

TOTAL PRICE..............................$33,630.................$39,415

Although I see some things wrong with the NADA it seems to be within the ballpark. Is the boat worth 7k over a stock RLXI?

Do you think I can do better than 37500?

Thanks.

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Sound like a very fair price, especially as equipped as it is. I don't know if you can expect to do much better to be honest. Heck, MSRP on a new RLXI without the trailer is $36,900, add the trailer & you're at $40k - take off the 10% & you're right back in the same ballpark for a boat that has no options. I'd jump on it.

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It never hurts to negotiate. Just make sure you do it with a smile. Worst thing they could say is no, then you're back at the asking price.

Good luck.

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Sounds like a good deal if it is well taken care of.

A little negotiation is ok, but don't lowball and piss them off, especially if they are asking a very reasonable price to start with. In the best situation, both parties feel good about the sale at the end.

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It never hurts to negotiate. Just make sure you do it with a smile. Worst thing they could say is no, then you're back at the asking price.

Good luck.

I agree

Last summer a young couple was interested in my boat and their offer was much lower than my advertised price. I felt I had the number below book value and that my price was a good deal.

However, his offer did not offend me at all. I realize each of us is different, but my thoughts were if it were me on the other side of the deal I would have tried the same offer. I thought it was a worthy effort on his part and the young man was very polite in presenting his offer.

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Thanks for the help everyone.

I was hoping you guys would tell me I could get this boat for less. :lol:

Just to satisfy my curiosity, what does a promo boat entail? Do the owners get a set discount off the price of the boat or does malibu simply loan them the boat?

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How come when ever someone looks at a boat they feel that they can offer you between 5,000 - 2,000 below asking price?

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How come when ever someone looks at a boat they feel that they can offer you between 5,000 - 2,000 below asking price?

It is just the American way. Probably dates back to when our economy was mostly based on the barter system (mid 1700s?).

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I'm looking at buying a used RLXI and I stumbled upon this boat. I'm going to go look at it tomorrow and wanted to make sure I had some good research on what I should expect to pay. Here's the boat's specs:

2005 RLXI Promo boat

383 hammerhead 400 hp

110 hours

S/A trailer w/brakes and fold away tongue and aluminum wheels

4 pop out cleats

3 vent heater

hot water shower

built in GPS

air/water temp

depth gauge

rear speedo

Scarpa plate

two judges seats

walk through seat insert

Sony cd w/4 speakers

titian series 3 tower w/bimini

malibu cover

chrome dash

The owners said they are asking for $37,500. According to NADA it may not be a bad deal:

...............................................Low Retail...........Average Retail

Base Price....................................$25,440..............$30,650

Reported Engine Range: 351 - 400 HP (5.7L - 8.1L )

Total adjustment for your engine(s) - Add: $5,230

Options

Power Boat: CANVAS

Bimini Top:..................................$385.....................$460

Boat Cover - 20 ft. thru 25 ft.:.....$255.....................$305

GPS - Fixed Mount:......................$350.....................$420

Stereo - am/fm CD player

w/4 speakers:.............................$410......................$490

Transom Shower - Hot & Cold:.....$210......................$250

Wake-Board Tower:.....................$1,350...................$1,610

TOTAL PRICE..............................$33,630.................$39,415

Although I see some things wrong with the NADA it seems to be within the ballpark. Is the boat worth 7k over a stock RLXI?

Do you think I can do better than 37500?

Thanks.

Where is this boat? If you don't buy it I might be interested in taking a look?

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That is a SMOKING deal with the HH, tower, and double jump seats...not to mention it is a rare barefoot promo boat...thats way up there in the unique column.

The way I understand it, promo deals can work differently. Some are bought at a set price (a low one) and others are bought and then actually paid for by 'bu, depending on your "importance". I think maliboo is a promo rep. He might chime in.

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