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Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! #13683835 08/28/20 09:00 PM
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Bought a brand new 2020 Tahoe 2150 in June and got about 5 hours on the motor when the trim decided to go out. Drove it to my nearest Bass Pro Service Center for them to work on it under warranty + add some optional items we wanted since it was in the shop. Warranty stuff was covered no problem and no cost to us. However, to add mounting hardware for a new chartplotter we bought + add a GPS module to our trolling motor + a couple other small items to look at for us. They had it in the shop 7-8 weeks. Just got a call that it was ready and the total is over $1000!!!

So basically... Learn how to do boat maintenance yourself and keep it out of the shop for any optional work!

Re: Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! [Re: HmmYup] #13683841 08/28/20 09:06 PM
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GPS receiver is $200-$300 by itself and at rates around $100 an hour, it doesn’t take long to blow some $$$$. Just in case this is your first boat, you need to know what BOAT stands for.

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Re: Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! [Re: HmmYup] #13684563 08/29/20 06:50 PM
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Learn to do it yourself. Tons of good videos online. Same for vehicle repair.

Re: Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! [Re: rb7764] #13684656 08/29/20 09:00 PM
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Find someone to do it on the side. I'm sure you have a friend who has a friend etc.

Re: Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! [Re: HmmYup] #13684752 08/29/20 10:59 PM
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They have to pay for their huge overhead somehow


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Re: Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! [Re: HmmYup] #13685299 08/30/20 04:05 PM
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Yep, shop hours ain't cheap... Dan

Re: Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! [Re: HmmYup] #13685432 08/30/20 06:33 PM
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dont understand folks that have work done then complain about the price if marine repair businesses were making a ton of money there would be one on every corner.

Re: Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! [Re: ssmith] #13685562 08/30/20 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ssmith
dont understand folks that have work done then complain about the price if marine repair businesses were making a ton of money there would be one on every corner.



If there was one on every corner, they wouldn't be making a ton of money. That would drive prices down.

Re: Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! [Re: wh2004] #13687148 09/01/20 02:06 AM
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dont understand folks that have work done then complain about the price if marine repair businesses were making a ton of money there would be one on every corner.



If there was one on every corner, they wouldn't be making a ton of money. That would drive prices down.


^^^This^^^

Re: Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! [Re: HmmYup] #13687537 09/01/20 02:13 PM
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the reason there is not one on every corner it is a very hard business to stay in an make money that is why you will see them start up be in business a while an then they are gone.

Re: Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! [Re: HmmYup] #13691187 09/04/20 07:08 PM
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Being as i just got going with mercury authorized sales and service.. and been with tohatsu for a while now.

i can tell you why the shop rates are so high. IT COSTS A SMALL FORTUNE TO BE A DEALER FOR THESE BOAT AND ENGINE LINES.


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Re: Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! [Re: HmmYup] #13691409 09/04/20 10:41 PM
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Always get a quote before buying and having equipment installed! bang

Re: Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! [Re: HmmYup] #13693375 09/07/20 02:05 PM
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A man in Spanish Fort, AL fired more than 50 rounds into the BassPro Boat and ATV service center this weekend. I think he understands your pain.


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Re: Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! [Re: pop r] #13701475 09/15/20 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by pop r
Always get a quote before buying and having equipment installed! bang


This. There shouldn't be a surprise bill. Costs should be approved before wrenches are turned. If there are unforeseen expenses long the way, those should be communicated and approved before doing the work.

Sorry that you got "taken to the woodshed," that sucks.

Re: Bass Pro took me to the woodshed! [Re: Stump jumper] #13701542 09/15/20 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Stump jumper
They have to pay for their huge overhead somehow


Maintaining those fish tanks ain't cheap

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