Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Hooter Magruder, modset, Sjenno15, KI Bassin, pjeffrey
104443 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 84488
hopalong 76564
Pilothawk 74348
JDavis7873® 67382
John175 ® 62508
FattyMcButterpants 60658
Tritonman 57359
Derek 57335
SkeeterRonnie 52786
LoneStarSon® 52658
facebook
Forum Stats
104442 Members
60 Forums
786993 Topics
9949380 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11653379 - 06/07/16 09:00 PM Negotiating New Boat Price
ETX_Chad Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/11/13
Posts: 137
Loc: Garland, TX
Getting ready to buy my first boat (new boat) and just looking for advice on what amount of haggling is normal when purchasing a new boat? Is it like buying a car and some good haggling is expected?

If so then what would be an acceptable amount to ask for? 10% discount? More? Additional items like electronics included, etc?

Half the fun is negotiating right? If buying a $40K car you go in offering $30K then plan to land at like $32K or $33K. Just not sure where to start on the boat.

Top
#11653842 - 06/08/16 07:03 AM Re: Negotiating New Boat Price [Re: ETX_Chad]
Bob Landry Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2382
Loc: Austin, Tx
Summer is not a great time to negotiate unless the dealer just has an overstock and needs to move units. There is not much incentive to come down if he has customers waiting to buy. Good luck.
_________________________
2015 Seaark 1872 MV CC Etec-90
Two Helix 12 CHIRP SI's, , MinnKota Riptide ST80/i-pilot Link, Bob's Hydraulic

Bitter Gun Owner
Bitter Clinger
Armed Infidel

Top
#11653963 - 06/08/16 08:24 AM Re: Negotiating New Boat Price [Re: ETX_Chad]
Pat Goff Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 5068
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
There's no "sticker" price on boats, except trackers, and they don't negotiate off that.

The best tactic used on me? Customer asks what am I going to make on the deal? And then produce invoices to show it.

Dealer margins very wildly so that's actually a decent move, and this time of year, you can tell the guy $2,500.00 and that is a little lower than they want, but still a viable sale.

And let me assure you, the top line "cost" of the boat is quickly forgotten if they've done a schlock rigging job. THAT is the difference between long term love and short term hate.
_________________________
Pat Goff
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX

Top
#11654432 - 06/08/16 11:31 AM Re: Negotiating New Boat Price [Re: ETX_Chad]
bronco71 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1069
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
I always haggle on prices, rarely ever pay retail on any major purchase.

Top
#11655192 - 06/08/16 04:10 PM Re: Negotiating New Boat Price [Re: ETX_Chad]
Bob Landry Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2382
Loc: Austin, Tx
Any price reduction as a result of haggling is strictly a feel good thing provided by the dealer. He knows how much he can discount and still make the profit margin he needs.
_________________________
2015 Seaark 1872 MV CC Etec-90
Two Helix 12 CHIRP SI's, , MinnKota Riptide ST80/i-pilot Link, Bob's Hydraulic

Bitter Gun Owner
Bitter Clinger
Armed Infidel

Top
#11655541 - 06/08/16 06:52 PM Re: Negotiating New Boat Price [Re: ETX_Chad]
Freeman Clark Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 1324
Loc: Temple, Texas
If they won't show you the invoice and work off of it walk out.

Top
#11657270 - 06/09/16 02:16 PM Re: Negotiating New Boat Price [Re: ETX_Chad]
ssmith Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 2634
Loc: scotland tx
if they show you the invoice its no guarantee it is the real one make a deal you can be happy with an go enjoy your purchase.

Top
#11657359 - 06/09/16 03:00 PM Re: Negotiating New Boat Price [Re: ETX_Chad]
gary purdy Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 10902
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
Credit Unions have the dealer cost on all vehicles. I know Xcel does.
_________________________
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything” Remember what He has done and remember that He is not done yet! GOD IS GOOD

Top
#11657633 - 06/09/16 05:19 PM Re: Negotiating New Boat Price [Re: ETX_Chad]
Freeman Clark Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 1324
Loc: Temple, Texas
There is only two guarantees in life.One is you will be taxed and you will die.The rest is up for grabs.

Top



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide