I did make an offer and inquire about the boat first and did post my zip code for a price on shipping? ( First ) ?
The way I understand it is the first person to say they will take it is the successful buyer. You made an offer but did not say you would take it. I am happy to bow down to a moderators ruling in this case but you have still not said you will take it.
Definitely your choice as to who you sell to, just adding some thoughts here. As for the whole Ill take it debate. There is no specific rule on that, many will add that note or personal expectation into their ad letting everyone know what your personal expectations are and how you intend to respond to inquiries. When I buy or sell I do my best to be as direct in my intent as possible so as to leave no
doubt on what the receiver believes Im asking or suggesting. Try visualizing yourself standing in a store negotiating on a toaster your interested in and before your even done asking your question someone standing behind you yells out Ill take it and takes the toaster right out of your hands. Im am certain most rational people would view that as more than a little rude and you might have some choice words for someone who would do that.
Therefore, I consider it a little presumptive of the Ill take it crowd to expect to step in front of others and equally for tire kickers to be more clear in their questioning so as to leave no ambiguity on their intent.
If I were in the sellers shoes, my response would be to say to the first inquiry, you were first to inquire and make
an offer and Im sorry but there are others who are willing to pay full price, if your willing to pay that its
yours, otherwise I will sell it to the second inquirer.
Anyways, thats my 2 cents for what its worth.
Edited by Greg Wannamaker, 13 June 2018 - 12:12 AM.