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Old 19-10-2016, 14:49   #1
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Um..is this for real?

$2,500 dinghy for less than $500??

https://www.amazon.com/Walker-Bay-Od...2C+Arctic+Grey
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Old 19-10-2016, 14:56   #2
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Thumbs up Um..is this for real??

Seems legit, to me.
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Old 19-10-2016, 15:20   #3
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It's got to be a goof. Grab it before they change the price !
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Old 19-10-2016, 15:28   #4
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Hmm, I'm thinking it's a $500 dinghy for $500.
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Old 19-10-2016, 15:39   #5
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Normal price is $1990-$2500. For the csm/ hypalon version. Better buy 2

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Re: Um..is this for real??

I'm currently trying to sell a $1,700 eight foot Livingston plus improvements for $500 and I'm getting nowhere. There's either a very big surplus of dinghies out there or no real market. Given I replaced the Livingston with a Walker Bay with a collar, BUY IT.
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Old 19-10-2016, 16:41   #7
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Re: Um..is this for real??

I ordered one. If its not CSM or seems to be shoddy in any way I'll return it. Amazon is pretty good about that kind of thing.

I really hope its the real deal cause I've never had the money to buy a decent dinghy and have always had older used one's bought for similar money of craigslist. They are always not the great but I don't really use an inflatable enough to bring myself to shelling out around $2k for a nice new one.
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Re: Um..is this for real??

Check the similar products at the bottom of the page.

8' version is $2k+

10' pvc is same price as the link posted by OP.


So it's a mistake, but they may honor it if one acts fast. Probably should crosscheck the item number with the pvc version.
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Old 19-10-2016, 16:55   #9
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Re: Um..is this for real??

Ordered one too! Look for a reliable 2007 Mercury RIB forsale on craigslist soon

I wanted a roll-up for our next ocean crossing, and The Walker Bay dinghy have good reviews. Thanks for the heads-up.

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Old 19-10-2016, 17:13   #10
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Re: Um..is this for real??

The same dinghy showed up for over $3000 on amazon.ca (and currently out of stock)
I then went to amazon.com where it listed for somewhere around $484. I added it to my shopping cart and it magically went to $505 ... hey, seems like still a good deal . Seems that I couldn't ship it to Canada so I shipped it to a US freight forwarder and presto (well after I paid US taxes)
Soooo, I wonder if a bright and shiny new dinghy is in my future

Just checked Amazon again and it's $944 ... automated pricing gone haywire ?????
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Re: Um..is this for real??

Now shows it for $944, still not a bad price.
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Old 19-10-2016, 17:28   #12
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Decided to check on what I bought (maybe) ... that model shows as no longer available on a whole bunch of web sites so maybe these are 'surplus' models ?
I wanted to find out what the fabric was (pvc or Hypalon) but so far no luck.
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Decided to check on what I bought (maybe) ... that model shows as no longer available on a whole bunch of web sites so maybe these are 'surplus' models ?
I wanted to find out what the fabric was (pvc or Hypalon) but so far no luck.
It's CSM.... Hypalon wasn't being produced for a short period of time. CSM is the same thing, just not the Hypalon brand.

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Cool ... thanks !!!!
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Old 20-10-2016, 10:49   #15
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Just received shipping notification .... looks like I am the proud owner of a new dinghy (that I currently don't need but hey, at THAT price .....)
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