I searched a bunch of key words and couldnít find what Iím looking for... is there a rule
of thumb for the range of discounts possible on new boats? I know, I know... it depends. Iím sure there are differences between manufacturers and even between models based on demand for the boat
, etc. That said, I know if I go into McDonalss I shouldnít bother offering 10% less that the list price
for a Big Mac because the price
they tell you is the only price theyíll sell for, but if I donít ask for a discount on a new car, I almost certainly paid WAY too much.
Iím trying to get a feel for how pricing and negotiations work
on new boats, and of course the salesmen are not going to tell me the truth. Iím a rookie on new sailboats and the industry as Iíve only been on other peopleís boats and the boats Iíve owned were all domestically made wakeboard boats... very different beasts. Iíve been looking at used boats, but with exchange rates where they are and so many of the manufacturers overseas, it might make sense to look at new boats instead. Any guidance you can give me about what kind of % discounts from factory quoted prices might help me figure my way around.