BoatGraph: Making the Market for Used Watercraft More Efficient
by Dan Rathbone, March 26, 2014
If you'd like to buy a watercraft, buying a used boat is a great way to save money.A new boat is expensive. Also, it's widely known that a new boat will lose value as soon as you drive it off the boat dealer's parking lot. It's entirely possible to find a high-quality used boat for thousands of dollars less than a new one.
Unfortunately, buying a used boat is a difficult process for many people.Every boat has a different condition, mileage, and maintenance record. All these details add up the market value for any single boat - but if you don't know how a detail affects the price, you could pay too much sell for too little. Further, the typical process of negotiation for a boat can lower the price - but you don't know how much until you start negotiating. The price for any single boat is not easy to determine, so prices across the used boat market are not transparent.
BoatGraph Makes Used Boat Prices Transparent
We collect millions of prices of used boats across hundreds of cities.If you're buying or selling a particular boat, we can show you hundreds of prices for similar vehicles. Of course, every watercraft is different - but by showing similar vehicles together, they are easy to compare. You can look at each one and see the information the owner has listed, such as mileage, maintenance, and pictures to indicate condition. These comparisons give you the information you need to determine the fair price for any single boat. Negotiation may still change the price, but if you understand the market value for a few boats, you're in a better position to pick the right one. You can start the negotiation with confidence and evaluate the final price accurately.
To be clear, BoatGraph is not in the business of buying or selling boats like a dealership. Our business is simply collecting and sharing information.We want to collect data about all the boats and share it with all the buyers and all sellers. We show this information on a graph to make it easy to visually compare the prices. Below each graph we show links to the details of each boat (on other websites) where you can find more details. Providing this data, on millions of boats across hundreds of cities, makes price comparison easy for individual boats, and makes prices transparent across the whole used boat market.
Transparent Prices Make it Easy to Find a Fair Deal
BoatGraph is a new website.We're small and we're growing, many people still don't know about us. In a market as big as the one for used boats, many people will still make mistakes when they pick a price to buy or sell a boat.
By showing our boat data on a graph, BoatGraph makes it easy to spot these mistakes.You can avoid prices that are too high and perhaps even benefit from a price that's below the market average. Ultimately, we want to help all buyers and sellers find a fair price for their boat, quickly, easily, and accurately. We think that when more people know the fair price for a boat, it's easier to agree on that price. In other words, it's easier to find a fair deal. This is how we save you time and money, and this is how we make the market for used boats more efficient.
What do you think? Do you agree with our efforts? We'd love to know what you think. Please leave a comment.