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"Nightmare experience with first accepted bidder, redeemed by a man of his word."

shipping from Wheat Ridge, Colorado Bath, New York for $600.00

10/19/2008
$600.00
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Bath, New York
1599 mi.

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Here's my saga. In early September my current 1982 boat met a very untimely death in my front yard. (The trailer got away from my truck, rolled down an incline and hit a 24" maple square on in the transom.) Since my motor and fairly expensive custom canvas survived the impact, I began looking for another hull of the exact make and model to transfer the motor and canvas to. I began an extremely extensive nationwide search and found just 1 exact mate. Unfortunately I am in Western NY and it was 1600 miles away in Denver CO. Ruling that out as even a possibility, I began a more regional search for a boat that was not the same make, but would still handle my motor and canvas. After looking at close to 60 boats in 2 states, and thousands of online listings, I didn't come up with a good option. One boat owner whose boat I looked at told me about uShip, so I finally decided to return to pursueing the boat in Denver. After several inquiries and bids that were way more than my boat was worth, I accepted a succesful bid from MARINESERVICES, based on a feedback score of 100 and 85% positive feedback. I should have paid more attention to just his last couple of months of ratings, his excessive cancellation number and his communication ratings. What a nightmare!!! I wasted 2 weeks with him. He never returned a call once despite several times telling me he would. On the pick-up day he never showed up and I couldn't reach him till 4 days later. Tells me his truck got caught in blizzard and not gonna make it to CO. Tells me he will get it 4 days later with truck coming from CA, so I give him a 2nd chance based on some people's postive experience with him. Told me driver would call me day before pick-up. No call, no pick-up, didn't keep his word 2nd time, and never contacts me again with any explanation. I relist, but am ready to give up on this whole boat purchase when hwyman01 bids and I accept. Wonderful experience with him. Regret even dealing with MARINESERVICES.

- Bryan S.