For as long as I’ve known Randy Wild, the Missouri-based performance boat enthusiast, he’s been just as much a “car guy” as he is a “boat guy,” and he’s owned his fair of share of cool go-fast boats. So it wasn’t a surprise when he reached out before the Lake of the Ozarks to fill me in on a new business venture he was involved with that he wanted to promote to his fellow powerboat devotees for a couple of reasons.
The new r8tr pre-purchase evaluation app was designed to connect potential buyers with raters, aka r8trs, to help prevent buyer’s remorse in the luxury car, boat, motorcycle, RV and truck world. Photo courtesy Randy Wild
First, because he believed the new r8tr app, which went live yesterday on Android and Apple devices, is going to be advantageous to prospective buyers of cars, boats and more by providing an easy-to-use process to rate a potential purchase before completing a transaction.
Wild, who founded the company with Rocky Hauke, said the r8tr app was created to empower millions of sight-unseen online boat, car, motorcycle and RV purchasers with reputable local experts that can rate a possible purchase before a sale is made. Whether the vehicle is 30 or 3,000 miles away, a local aficionado called a r8tr is available to produce a detailed assessment of it thereby providing any unsure buyers with not only peace of mind, but saving them time, expense and headache.
Attracting r8trs—those entrusted with the evaluations—was the other reason Wild wanted to inform the tight-knit performance boat community about the new app. Just like many of the serious car buyers and sellers he’s met over the years, he knows there are qualified people across the country who can handle an “eyes-on” review and rating for anyone, anytime using the technology behind the app.