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When buying a new boat, would you find it useful to be able to take your prefered choice for an extended demo - aither for the day or for a short weekend over one night?

Would this help you make up your mind about the purchase or do you think it would raise as many questions as it would answer?

Would you be prepared to pay a subsidised rate, maybe £200/day on the assumption that if you did buy this would be credited back to you?

Of course you would have to have experience and the right credentials, but this is something the motor trade has done for years - I wonder if it might work with boats?
 

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when can i have the ferrrari for a weekend /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

bring one on Sunday ? /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
 

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work for whom...? A boat isnt that large; I think you should be able to make a pretty good assessment without spending a day or more on it. Not sure why a seller/dealer would want to go down that route.
 

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£200/day sounds great! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

I think I'll start with a weekend on a Princess V70, then maybe the following weekend a Fairline Squadron just for balance, and then I think a large Sunseeker would be cool, what's that big one they unveiled at Excel?

After that I might prefer something sportier, maybe a Hunton? They look good.

Obviously I shall expect my £200/day back if I ever shoose to actually buy one.

Incidently, does my £200 include skipper and crew, or can I bash about all day in it on my own? /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Fuel included presumably?
 

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You can be quite cutting at times but I see your point. I was refering to the kind of thing a bit lower down the range. And ok, maybe the cost should be £500/day.

But the real question was, as a potential buyer, would you find this useful?
 

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You can be quite cutting at times but I see your point. I was refering to the kind of thing a bit lower down the range. And ok, maybe the cost should be £500/day.

But the real question was, as a potential buyer, would you find this useful?

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As a possible future mobo buyer - yes - sounds like a good idea.
JOHN
 

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[ QUOTE ]
You can be quite cutting at times but I see your point. I was refering to the kind of thing a bit lower down the range. And ok, maybe the cost should be £500/day.

But the real question was, as a potential buyer, would you find this useful?

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I'm sorry, I don't mean to be mean. It's just sometimes the best way to demonstrate a possible flaw in the plan. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

It is a good idea in theory, but it's so wide open to abuse from joyriders sadly.

Now, £500/day for that new Sunseeker Megathing you say?

And can I have the Ferrari when matey's finished with it? I'm dead interested.
 

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Jez,

Whats this about £1500.00 a day, you said £200.00.

I'm about to contact my Trading Standards Officer to see if you're breaking any implyed contracts.

Of course he may want his day out in the Ferrari also.

PS I also fancy the new James Bond Aston, any deals going on that model
 

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I,m looking up the telephone number of my Legal Adviser as I type this.
You will hear from him shortly.
Could you send your address so that he will know where to send the summons.
 

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I,m looking up the telephone number of my Legal Adviser as I type this.

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oooh, multi-tasking now are we. Big girlie.

Yes, my address.

Mr G Brown
11 Downing Street
London

Just ask him to drop the papers off with the nice copper on the door.
 

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Mr Banks,

We have you at last!

"In 1994 the editor of the Guardian newspaper was reprimanded for impersonating the MP Jonathan Aitken by sending a fax on House of Commons notepaper."

So you are in for a severe reprimand...or I will let you off if I get a Fezza for the weekend!

Dark corner and get out of it! (springs too mind)

Cheers

Paul
P.S. soon I will have a fezza for the weekend and you can have a go for £5k each! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
 

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Ha ha,

it is I who have you. It has been me, Comrade Brown all along. How else do you think I was on to your cunning Bio Diesel plan so quickly.

You will not deprive me of the extra fuel duty. It is mine, ALL MINE. Come to daddy my lovely millions, your going to make daddy powerful, so powerful. Once I get shot of the grinning idiot blair, the Uk will be mine to destroy and turn into a dependant state for EVER. Yes my pretties, today England, tomorrow Europe, maybe next week a goodly percentage of the world.

A ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Did I say that out loud?...........
 
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