Hey Everyone. This thread seems to have shifted from the original Yanmar Distributer/ dealer issue.
I am currently in the process of trying to buy a new 4JH57 engine
. I can only buy it from a certified "dealer". I made a lot of phone
calls. Some dealers were helpful and friendly, some wouldn't give me an outright price
, some would, some blatantly lied to me about being able to / how they are 'required' to sell an engine
. No problem so far- Find the cheapest price
and buy it right? NOT. Apparently the Distributor can tell the Dealer whom they can sell to as well. I understand that the Dealers can only buy from their regions Distributor. But the Distributor being able to control a retailers customer base??? There has to be some law being broken there. My example: The Distributor for the North Eastern US sells the above engine Wholesale to the Dealer for over a Thousand dollars MORE than I could buy the engine Retail in the southern Gulf states. After dealer mark up (the guy has to make a living) buying
the engine North of Georgia
would cost over 5 THOUSAND dollars more than South of the South Carolina line. So, does the Northern distributor lower their prices to be more competitive? No. They try to prevent the sale
. So much for a free market economy.
As this thread shifted around topic, someone mentioned going with the Beta. The mark up on those are even more than the Yanmar. If the Dealer in Singapore
would ship me a Beta engine, I would get it for one fourth the price I was quoted here in the Eastern US. That makes it a 75% mark up. Wow. BTW, my quote for a Beta 43 was thousands MORE than the Yanmar 4JH57 quote I received from the Dealer in the gulf states.