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Old 10-02-2005, 11:35   #1
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port supply at west marine

I would like to get wholesale accounts with West Marine , Marysville marine and others. What is required to open accounts? Right now I would like to get into Marysville the most.
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Old 13-02-2005, 08:13   #2
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Gunner, I have those accounts with Marysville and with Jamestown Dist. I had to fax the request on my company letterhead and include a copy of my Indiana Sales Tax Certificate. They said that I had to prove that I was a legitimate business to have an account with them and get things at wholesale prices.

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That was all? Did they ask about your relationship with boats and what you expected to spend each month?
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Old 14-02-2005, 05:14   #4
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Gunner,
I've had a Port supply acct for a few years now and it was a pain to get it back then since I started out as a mobile repair bus. They wanted pictures of my place of bus. and copies of forms of advertising. they did want to know what I expected to spend, I think the min. was 1500/yr. after a few months of phone calls and jumping through hoops they reluctantley set me up. I would recomend setting up a land and sea acct as well there prices are sometimes much better than ps
From what I hear a PS acct has become even more difficult to get
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Old 14-02-2005, 10:58   #5
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Back in '92 all I needed to do was to tell the WM store manager than I was setting up a boat for going cruising. That was the South San Francisco WM, the manager was an x-cruiser and I was dumpin' a lot of cash/day buyin boat parts at the time. Maybe that helped.

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