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#559403 - 03/01/15 05:47 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 05:50 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 06:16 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 12:38 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 12:35 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 03:00 PM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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#561618 - 08/06/15 07:10 PM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Mark Evans, we don't like spammers here on BABC. Take your stupid SPAM story somewhere else. Oh, and don't let the door hit you on the arse on your way out.

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#561621 - 08/06/15 08:17 PM Re: Negotiating tips for buying your new boat [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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And...

The cretin has been smacked down with the BAN HAMMER.

POW!

Sorry guys. I usually catch these scum before they strike. Been a busy day.

We now take you back to your regularly scheduled postings.


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#561624 - 08/07/15 12:14 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.

Love that BAN HAMMER!!


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