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Old 06-22-2013   #1
Eugene, Oregon
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Fair price on a used puma?

I'm looking at a 2003 Puma thats been taken out between 15-20 times over that past 9 years. Its just the raft and a few paddles, no frame, and the owner is asking $1900. Is this a reasonable price?

I was thinking around $1500 for a raft with only a year left on the warrantee would be about right, but I could be off.

What does the buzz think? Fair price?

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Old 06-23-2013   #2
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If the boat is in beautiful, un-patched condition and is in a color you love then it's a fair price, or starting price for negotiations at least. I don't see Pumas without frames often and wouldn't pay $2,400 more for a 10 year warranty on a new boat, so it seems to be reasonable. Offer him $1,800 if you're crazy about it. If not, check with Aire for seconds or demo boats. Maybe you could get into a warrantied boat for $2500, maybe.

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Old 06-23-2013   #3
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Seems fair, but you might try and drive a little better deal if it's important to do so. A few months ago I paid $1200 for an older (late 90's vintage) Puma, with a sewn-in patch and a slow leak in one of the thwarts. No regrets, and still seems like a good deal to me, as I had been looking for quite a while. They are a tough boat to find a great deal on.
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