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#559403 - 03/01/15 06:47 PM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat **** [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Toss some sales brochures for a similar boat in your wifes lug-a-long, have her rummage through it looking for something for you.


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#559404 - 03/01/15 06:50 PM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Tell them your wife prefers the competitor's boat more. If they could do better on price you might be able to sway her.


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#559406 - 03/01/15 07:16 PM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Originally Posted By: GoFirstClass
I could add a couple of stories about dealer/liar people I've dealt with. Just jump out there on the Misc forum and get it going.


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Sorry, for the hijack DeepV---haven't spent much time in boat dealerships in over a decade.


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#559415 - 03/02/15 01:38 AM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted By: captkevin
Tell them your wife prefers the competitor's boat more. If they could do better on price you might be able to sway her.


+1, or just tell them you have a max price you can afford and the deal is going to fall apart if they cannot get there.



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#560320 - 05/10/15 01:35 PM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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You could also take a step back in your search and start looking at other brands that offer the same designs and features that you're looking for.

I think what Capt Kevin said above is worth following. Don't tell the dealer where you are in your search.

I also think it would be worthwhile to expand your search to include other Cutwater dealers. Even if you have to drive a few hundred miles to pick up a boat, if you saved enough on the purchase it would be worth your time and money to make the drive.


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#560420 - 05/18/15 04:00 PM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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#561618 - 08/06/15 08:10 PM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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#561621 - 08/06/15 09:17 PM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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#561624 - 08/07/15 01:14 PM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Good job Mike. You do a spectacular job of keeping this place free of jerks like that.

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#571615 - 08/26/18 06:29 PM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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just joined up , trying to find what the Wholesale cost is on a new boat ! any ideas of a price point or % mark up normaly used,
being in retail I always a mark up is x.2.2

any suggestions, ?

#571616 - 08/26/18 10:08 PM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Try NADA.com. Maybe not wholesale but gives you some idea on boat values.


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#571617 - 08/27/18 10:35 AM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: calmwaters]  
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Originally Posted by calmwaters
just joined up , trying to find what the Wholesale cost is on a new boat ! any ideas of a price point or % mark up normaly used,
being in retail I always a mark up is x.2.2

any suggestions, ?


Here is the link for the www.seedealercost.com website.

Dealer Invoicing for Boats

It may not have the brand that you are considering, but you can get a good idea from checking similar boats, etc.

The more expensive boats have a higher markup, it seems, whereas the economy boats do not have much.

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#571620 - 08/27/18 01:01 PM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: calmwaters]  
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Originally Posted by calmwaters
just joined up , trying to find what the Wholesale cost is on a new boat ! any ideas of a price point or % mark up normaly used,
being in retail I always a mark up is x.2.2

any suggestions, ?

Calm, one thing to keep in mind when looking at boats is the very low volume of boats manufactured by a company. Where a large retailer might stock 10's of thousands of products and can sell them at a small markup and still keep the business profitable, a boat maker has very low volume and high overhead so he must charge a much higher percentage markup to keep the business profitable..


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