Originally Posted by jbinbi
US list price
is the same across the US. Very few dealer options, pretty much all factory options. Wasn't asking about discounting, the boat
is backlogged and if you don't want to pay the price
, then someone else will.
If keeping the boat
in the US, then buy and get service
from a US dealer.
But that was not my issue. My concern was the arbitrage by Lagoon
If you want to compare just give your options list to a European Lagoon
dealer and ask for a good price. That should give you an indication if its worth while.
Of course you won't get factory discounts on a model that is sold-out for years.
But ... I once thought about buying
new and had quick chats with a couple of Lagoon dealers and found their business model always leaves some room for negotiations... Maybe this is alredy outdated but here is how it worked some years ago:
The Lagoon dealer gets a fixed discount on the factory price list to cover his operating cost & profit. This dealer discount is said to be the same percentage for all dealers, but I suspect the large volume dealers (e.g. those also running a large charter
fleet) get a higher discount than a normal dealer.
You can get a part of this dealer discount on any Lagoon model, as the dealers don't care much about which model they sell or how long the lead times are.
Some Dealers are willing to share some of this discount, especially if you ask for a deal that is easy for them (e.g. delivery
, boat leaving for circumnavigation
so no warranty claims, etc). Make it easy for them so all they have to do is arrange the paperwork and collect the money
, and some dealers will offer you half or more of their dealer discount.
Of course do your due dilligence with regards to risk of dealer bancruptcy etc