Originally Posted by restrac2000
Avon definitely went through some awkward years with their materials. If you ever see them side by side its obvious their production changed. That said, that doesn't mean a boat doubles in price; it means the boats with less desirable material depreciate faster. That is some jacked logic and I doubt a professional qouted him almost $10k for a 24 year old inflatable.
Very much in the WTF category. I could see asking $2000+ or so just for the rubber but not five times that much.
I hereby unbunch my panties and STFU as much out of stunned surprise as humility of being wrong about this being a typo. The data have come in and I'm just as astounded as anyone else. Call me a philistine, but I've only been boating 20 years and it's news to me that any make of Hypalon doubles in value from the time a kid is born until he's been serving lattes for a year after college. I don't have any idea how I missed that.
If this seller can find a buyer at that price, I will erect a shrine to PT Barnum and start buying rafts just to 303 and then hermetically seal them so I can get 5 times their "new" price for pay for my retirement.
Maybe there's a very well funded boating museum out there looking for pieces of history??
Originally Posted by B-nev
I also had an ex Avon rep try to trade me for it on Westwater about three years ago, he wanted to trade me for his 16 ft Avon with all of his gear, dry boxes, coolers, everything...
He even said all the food in the coolers. So I Know what I have, I have done my research...
You have missed the opportunity of a lifetime, good sir. Avon's CEO must've put a bounty out for collector boats. Either that or you win the award for the best-executed Buzzard trolling job of the season. Best of luck to you selling your boat on the recreational market.