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    What would you pay?

    I found a 2000 xl 1200 ltd for sale that has a blown 3rd piston. Its on a 2 place trailer along with a 1997 polaris. The polaris starts, but goes wide open upon start. They guy can't remember what model the polaris is, but he is trying to find out (the skis are at his cabin) What would you pay for the polaris, yamaha, and the 2 place trailer with unknown histories? Cosmetically everything is in good condition I think.

    Thanks, Kyle


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    I would do $750 each for the skis. Depending on the condition of the trailer - $500. Assuming everything has paperwork. I would assume that the crank has gone in the 1200 motor, factor that into your cost analysis, don't want that to catch you off guard.

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    Great thanks for the response. I was thinking $400-$500 for the 1200. Is that to low? How much do you think the 1200 is worth once its fixed up and running? Also if I got both of them, fixed up and running, with the trailer how much could I sell them for together?

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    $750 is pretty low as it is. In NJ the 1200 is worth $2500-3000. The polaris isn't worth very much, probably around $750. In a package maybe $3500.

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    Ok thanks. Any other input guys?

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    I would offer $1500 for all, tops.
    You are the one taking the risk, not him.
    You could spend 3 hours and $200 fixing the 1200, or you could spend 20 hours and $2000.


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    Ok thanks. All other comments are welcome. Just trying to get a lot of opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyterrific View Post
    I would offer $1500 for all, tops.
    You are the one taking the risk, not him.
    You could spend 3 hours and $200 fixing the 1200, or you could spend 20 hours and $2000.
    i agreed, you are the one taking risk. I bought one SUV and ended up replacing the whole engine. I was lucky a guy here sell a rebuild engine to me for $800+ instead of $2500 that are selling on eBay. If not I will be ended up with a very expensive project.

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    Ok thanks again for the help. All is appreciated.

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    Pay very little for a broken ski. It can easily become a money pit. If it's not running, you have no way of knowing what's wrong besides the obvious problem.

    The market for used PWCs, especially older 2-strokes, is very good for buyers. If you're patient, you can get a great deal on working skis.

    When a seller tells you how easy the repair is, and how much the ski is worth after the repair, he's blowing smoke up your ass. If the easy repair would generate such a huge profit, he'd do it himself.

    Offer $1200 and don't pay much more. If the seller declines, then wait until it snows and offer $1000.

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