POP Yachts Ratings and Customer Reports
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Average Rating: 1.00
Based On: 4
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Most Recent Complaint
PopYachts is like dealing with the mafia
My wife and I found a boat on Yachtworld that we were interested in. We called Pop Yachts because we thought there were the listing broker. After several days of trying to arrange a showing a date was agreed upon.
We saw the boat, because the owners were there. The broker showed up for the last 10 minutes and did nothing in the way of information about the boat. He only complained about his boss and how late he had to work at the bar the night before. After several days, we decided to put a bid on the boat with a 48 hours time limit for acceptance.
The only contact we received from POPYachts was to try to get our bid up. They had not presented the offer, but wanted more money before they did. After five days of no acceptance, we withdrew the offer. A month later we found the same boat with another broker and called them. We found out the this firm actually had the listing.
We made and offer. It was accepted within the hour. The broker was professional and very helpful. PopYachts found out that we had returned to the boat and insisted on full commission. The listing broker offered to split the commission but PopYachts refused. Then PopYachts began calling and email us; repeatedly; threatening us saying they were the listing agent. The seller and the actual listing broker were threatened with lawsuits and the seller backed out of our offer in fear of them. PopYachts is claiming they have the listing. In fact, what they do is prey on innocent sellers and tell them they have a buyer and try to get exclusivity on the person who inquired.
We really wanted this boat but will not purchase anything from or through PopYachts. EVER. Buyer beware. Also, if you do try to do business with the, READ the lengthy sales contract. They have administrative fees that are not consistent with the industry.