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FutureStarrUsed canoes for sale craigslist
We know what you’re thinking: used canoes for sale? Seriously? But it turns out that craigslist is a nice place to find used canoes for sale and other outdoor gear. The variety is incredible and the prices are really low, so you’re going to want to look around a bit before acquiring those canoes.
Of course craigslist is a great place to buy a used canoe. The best time of year to look is at the end of the season and the off season. But people sell canoes any time of the year. One thing to do is to expand your geographic area, so consider looking in Frederick, West Virginia, Fredericksburg and other areas which have craigslist. Look at the online classifieds like Craigslist or Kijiji to see what used canoes are for sale (and don’t forget the free sections of each site!). Often more canoes show up in the spring or the fall when canoeists are unloading their boats to get ready for the coming season.
A nice thing about canoes (especially if you buy used) is that they hold value pretty well, so if you buy a Clipper Yukon now, but then wish you had a nice Bell solo canoe (see Craigslist) or a full-size Tripper (see Craigslist - great deal!), you can sell & buy. Too many canoes to choose from really, don't sweat the details too much. It's not a bad idea for your first canoe to buy used & cheap so that you can determine what you want longer term. Here's an unknown canoe for under $500 that looks to have decent lines: (Source: forums.clubtread.com)
Craigslist & read reviews on paddlingmag.com to get some idea of what you might like. You might also want to look for outfitting deals
Canoes hold their value well if taken care of and don’t depreciate at the rapid rate cars do. With the new price in hand, factor in how the used canoe has been stored, how old it is, what kind of red flags you have identified and how many are on the market.
Algonquin Outfitters explains on their website that they often hear from people searching for a light Kevlar canoe for $300. Considering the $3,000 to $4,000 price tag for a brand new Kevlar canoe, a $300 one would likely be in rough shape. They advise that the lower the price of a used canoe, the more attention it will require from you. (Source: paddlingmag.com)