SORRY TO BOTHER ANYBOY BUT DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW MUCH A 57 WIZARD POWERMATIC WORTH ALL THERE LOOKS GOOD DONT KNOW ABOUT RUNNING MY BUDDY TOLD ME 200 . I HAVE HAD MANY PEOPLE CALL ABOUT IT .THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
Ask the "interested parties" if they would like to
look it over and submit a sealed bid. There is no
up to date book value for outboard motors so each
transaction is unique. ebay prices if anything
are inconsistent...there has been some grumbling
about selling prices being out of touch with
price level club members buy and sell at...of
course that may only be sour grapes talk.
If you go the ebay route you have to present goods
well...pictures and be willing to at least hold
for pick up if not ship...outboard motors are
not easy to ship and cost is substantial.
Shippers can and do damage outboard motors
and are quick to use improper packing defense
to shift blame.
If you are selling on Craigslist, I'd suggest you list the price high or at least at what you want to get out of it. The old "Run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes it" strategy. You can always come down on the price in a week if no one bites. Everyone that comes to my door from Craigslist wants to haggle anyway...(leave a little wiggle room). Running condition is important to getting a higher price. If you can't get it to run, compression and spark are the next important factors an educated buyer will want to know. An unknown condition motor is the same as a non-running motor in the buyer's eyes. You might also want to throw on the words "vintage" or "classic". This seems to draw out some buyers.