My head is spinning a bit with all of that!
Originally Posted by DAKA
So Mr W put the boat for sale with E brokers, they sold it, and somehow the money he got became worth less because it transpired that they were a broker?
And then that second yacht broker sells it again through a third broker? Apart from the fact that it's a bit odd that they don't sell it themselves, what with them apparently being brokers, if they did involve another broker (maybe he had a client for it), so what? It's the broker that owns it that's having to (presumably) take less for it.
So anyway, the boat is now sold to a bloke who was presumably happy with what he paid, or he wouldn't have paid it, or is the boat now suddenly worth less as he bought it from a broker just like the initial bloke who sold it and accepted an offer finds his money is worth less cos it came fromn a broker?
That's the bit you are going to have to explain, cos I can't see how these people were conned!
As far as I can see, Mr W was made an offer, he accepted, boat is sold, he gets his money. So he's ok.
And the end buyer buys a boat for an amount he offered, so he's ok.
There's this slightly weird bit in the middle where the buyer from Mr. W was a broker, and then he sold the boat via another broker (don't brokers often work together when one has a boat and another a customer? Seems pretty sensible arrangement to me).
So who are these mysterious "marks", and how did they get ripped off again?
If a man speaks in a forest, and there is no woman to hear him, is he still wrong..?