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Old 30-12-2012, 14:38   #16
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Re: Buying at the factory

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Oh, wait, no, maybe I'm thinking of WonderBread.<G>

And look what happened to them!
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Old 30-12-2012, 18:13   #17
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What makes you think you have a novel idea here? Boaters are cheap and none of us would pay 'extra' if we could avoid it by eliminating middlemen.

As other have said, builders have dealer agreements just as in most other industries, automobiles being one. Unless you are planning to buy a fleet of boats that is.
I don't remember claiming to have a novel idea. I was not aware of whether others had purchased that way or not. That is why I asked. I just like to know my options and pro / cons.
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Old 30-12-2012, 18:16   #18
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Jrambo, it sounds like you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and are just now getting excited about finally being able to realize a dream. Good for you. If your dream of boat ownership is owning a New Boat, then some of the very best deals that you can get are at the boat show's. A friend of mine wanted a 35ft Hunter, he went to the Annapolis Boat show, and on the last day of the show made a rediculas offer on there brand new 2 year old boat. He sailed it home. I am not saying this can be done everytime, and again it depends on how baddly the dealer, wants to unload the asset/liablity. He saved about 50 grand off of the already discounted price.
Thanks for the info! I have been trying to convince someone to go to the miami boat show in feb but no takers.
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