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#11634128 - 05/29/16 06:25 PM Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions?
luke18one Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/07/15
Posts: 26
Gentlemen,

I am ready to pull the trigger on a Ranger RT188 with a Yamaha 115, power pole, and 2 HDS9's. (I know its not a $60,000 rig but i don't wanna be boat poor!!) I live near Tyler and I am looking for some feedback on dealers. I called a couple local dealerships and they seemed uninterested in my business. Advice on finding a dealership that acts like they want to sell a boat? I don't mind driving at all.

I am looking to either trade my current boat or I may try to sell it on TFF/Craigslist. The dealerships here didn't seem interested in trading... I currently own a 2015 Xpress DBX rigged up for bass fishing. Advice on trading vs selling out right?

I am looking for whatever wisdom you guys can offer.
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I am passionate about 2 things, bass fishing and bass fishing.

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#11634142 - 05/29/16 06:35 PM Re: Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions? [Re: luke18one]
B.Hollingshead Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1666
Loc: ft.worth
Diamond Sports Marine talk to Fred Barthold he is as good as they get and specializes in Rangers.
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29-DD's and counting

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#11634154 - 05/29/16 06:44 PM Re: Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions? [Re: B.Hollingshead]
whatsaweighin Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 15305
Loc: Aledo
Originally Posted By: B.Hollingshead
Diamond Sports Marine talk to Fred Barthold he is as good as they get and specializes in Rangers.


Yep, a lot of dealers aren't interested in trade ins., Fred is a good guy.

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#11634166 - 05/29/16 06:51 PM Re: Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions? [Re: luke18one]
KB1953 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 2468
Sell your boat first and then go shopping. thumb

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#11634240 - 05/29/16 07:44 PM Re: Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions? [Re: whatsaweighin]
Z119 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 84
If you sell your boat outright, you know exactly what you got for it. Deal direct with Fred Barthold at Diamond Sports. He will treat you right. He is a straight shooter. He runs a business and has to make a profit but he will deal.

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#11634342 - 05/29/16 08:31 PM Re: Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions? [Re: luke18one]
JackF Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/01/06
Posts: 656
Loc: Texas
Diamond Sports Marine is great. http://diamondsportsmarine.com/
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#11634444 - 05/29/16 09:12 PM Re: Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions? [Re: luke18one]
Doug R. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8084
Loc: Cowboy Nation
Call Fred @ Diamond Sports he is a good guy and will work with you...
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#11634537 - 05/29/16 09:45 PM Re: Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions? [Re: luke18one]
Stephen Phillips Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/13/12
Posts: 334
Loc: Texas
Cliff Brown at Texas Boat World has been awesome to deal with.

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#11634680 - 05/29/16 10:50 PM Re: Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions? [Re: Stephen Phillips]
N-M-W Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/08/09
Posts: 155
Loc: OK.
Originally Posted By: Stephen Phillips
Cliff Brown at Texas Boat World has been awesome to deal with.


Second this, Cliff is a great guy and will take care of you.
Best buying experience I have ever had.
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#11634949 - 05/30/16 07:56 AM Re: Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions? [Re: JackF]
PaPa@fork Online   content
Angler

Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 263
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: JackF
Diamond Sports Marine is great. http://diamondsportsmarine.com/


X2 Good people to deal with.
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#11634988 - 05/30/16 08:28 AM Re: Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions? [Re: luke18one]
DaveS Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 64
Bought my current boat from Fred at Diamond Sports and will buy the next one there.

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#11635054 - 05/30/16 09:17 AM Re: Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions? [Re: luke18one]
Phoenix 920 Pro xp Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 5578
Loc: Waco
Texas boat world has the best prices

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#11635080 - 05/30/16 09:28 AM Re: Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions? [Re: luke18one]
Mark Perry Offline


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 48485
Loc: Point Reyes
Fred and Ben at Diamond Sports rock!!!!!
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#11635364 - 05/30/16 12:17 PM Re: Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions? [Re: luke18one]
gatoreyes Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 402
Loc: Keller, TX
I bought an RT188 in February and am very satisfied. I found it through theTFF so it wasn't from a local dealer. I had priced one at Cabelas and was told there is little room to negotiate. Also, I sold my Tracker on Craigslist and it worked out well. PM me if you have questions on the boat.

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#11635696 - 05/30/16 03:56 PM Re: Ranger Dealer/ Buying Suggestions? [Re: luke18one]
Rick Collis Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 408
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Boat Center in Flint is a top notch Ranger dealer.
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