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#11235390 - 11/20/15 06:20 PM Does anyone else wonder this?
Bovine Offline
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Registered: 07/20/14
Posts: 342
Loc: Lewisville
How come when I look at boats online from lets say rangerboats.com or skeeter, almost any type of boat... There are NO prices?? even when I look at dealers selling them its always "call for price" is it one of those things where the price depends on what type of vehicle you arrive in? Thats one selling feature from nitro is they are honest with their prices, in 5 minutes I can create a boat on their website upgrades and all and have a price provided to me.


Aside from that, what would the price run for a new, standard, (no upgrades, I can calculate that later) ranger z519c
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#11235427 - 11/20/15 06:35 PM Re: Does anyone else wonder this? [Re: Bovine]
ifeliciano Offline
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Registered: 07/29/07
Posts: 415
Loc: Mansfield/Arlington, TX
I'm guessing around the $55K mark for base price.


Edited by ifeliciano (11/20/15 06:37 PM)
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#11235450 - 11/20/15 06:40 PM Re: Does anyone else wonder this? [Re: Bovine]
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Arlington
because you'd never come in and go directly to the dealer who had the best price. they need to talk to you to tell you how good of a deal you are getting

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#11235458 - 11/20/15 06:42 PM Re: Does anyone else wonder this? [Re: Bobby Milam]
Bovine Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
because you'd never come in and go directly to the dealer who had the best price. they need to talk to you to tell you how good of a deal you are getting


I can understand that. However I don't like to waste my time, I've went in somewhere before and they were trying to sell a 2014 used with no upgrades for like $68k and I laughed and walked out.
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#11235495 - 11/20/15 06:58 PM Re: Does anyone else wonder this? [Re: Bovine]
9094 Online   content
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Loc: Albany
The actual major manufacturers don't sell boats direct. Like Ranger and Skeeter and do not set prices.
As far as dealers, Ranger and Skeeter both have pretty strict Internet advertising policies that don't allow dealers to advertise price so there for the line " call for price".
This is to try to keep dealers happy with profit margins.

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#11235590 - 11/20/15 07:49 PM Re: Does anyone else wonder this? [Re: Bovine]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1296
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Very hard to explain from the aspect as a dealer. Package boats are exactly that. Packages. Skeeter and nitro are the two that do that. Basscat also has a package boat. However, Jim, jake, and Tim all sale boats. But they are all rigged differently. It is hard to advertise that to the general public so they understand. You need to compare apples to apples. Not apples to oranges when there's an late frost and Florida freezes. Prices also very from how far said dealer is from the manufacturer. Also with certain boat and motor brands you receive points for the amount of boats you sale. Tim might have less than Jake in that boat. Package boats have minimum margins.

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#11235654 - 11/20/15 08:20 PM Re: Does anyone else wonder this? [Re: Bobby Milam]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
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Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
because you'd never come in and go directly to the dealer who had the best price. they need to talk to you to tell you how good of a deal you are getting


Goes to show you how variable (negotiable) their price is.
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#11235685 - 11/20/15 08:36 PM Re: Does anyone else wonder this? [Re: Bovine]
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Offer 'em $62,500.00, then wait for the phone call!
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#11235735 - 11/20/15 09:02 PM Re: Does anyone else wonder this? [Re: Bovine]
Brian McCarty Offline
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Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 5580
Loc: Dallas, TX
I'd check with Cliff at Texas Boat World and Fred at Diamond Sports Marine.

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#11236026 - 11/21/15 05:52 AM Re: Does anyone else wonder this? [Re: Bovine]
wagonwheel Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 421
Loc: Mansfield, TX
I have had good luck buying new CARS via the internet using dealership websites. I figure out how much I am willing to pay for the vehicle, then send email to various dealers asking for their best price on exactly what I want. This is so much better than going to the dealership and playing the game. I would think this would work for a new boat as well. Also, get any financing before hand. The dealership may be able to offer you a better interest rate, but you keep that separate from the boat price negotiation.

Disclaimer: I have never bought a new boat.
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#11236031 - 11/21/15 06:07 AM Re: Does anyone else wonder this? [Re: Bovine]
MrRoachie Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
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Figure out exactly what you want. Boat, motor, guages, etc.

E-mail the people who sell that brand and wait for a reply.

P.S. If some dealers would quit trying to make a years profit off one sell their points might be a little higher! !
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#11236131 - 11/21/15 08:09 AM Re: Does anyone else wonder this? [Re: Bovine]
WillieKetchum Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
They don't post prices cuz they are afraid they will scare the hell out of you!

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#11236174 - 11/21/15 08:36 AM Re: Does anyone else wonder this? [Re: Bovine]
Im RICK JAMES Online   happy
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Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 1005
Loc: Alvord,tx
Mostly no 2 boats are the same. So it would cause price confusion. Some have a little more or little less all the way from trailer to seats and carpet. Electronics etc.
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#11236211 - 11/21/15 08:59 AM Re: Does anyone else wonder this? [Re: WillieKetchum]
joebass2 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 3807
Loc: Lewisville, texas
Originally Posted By: WillieKetchum
They don't post prices cuz they are afraid they will scare the hell out of you!


Same reason some people have to be 'persuaded' to post their prices on TFF.

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#11236266 - 11/21/15 09:34 AM Re: Does anyone else wonder this? [Re: Bovine]
361V Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4438
Loc: somervell county
Lots of excuses for the same thing: a salesman does not want you to shop online. They want you to come in and actually touch the product at THEIR store. Then they at least have a chance.
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