I think I paid a little less than that online for mine and no tax or shipping made it a good deal. Add the tax to $1299 and then look online to see if there is a better deal.Considering the way Cabelas overprices everything, that's actually a good price ob that unit. Those core products are being phased out for the Helix line, but my understanding is that they will continue to be supported. My 1199 does everything I need and more. If I were going to upgrade, I would probably look at an Onix, but that'sa lot of bucks.
2015 Seaark 1872 MV CC Etec-90
Helix 12 CHIRP SI, HB 1199, MinnKota Riptide ST80/i-pilot Link, Bob's Hydraulic
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