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post #13 of Old 03-09-2013
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Re: West Marine no longer matching prices...

Originally Posted by SimonV View Post
You are all a bunch of whingers, Oh what we would do for a West Marine, brick and mortar stores with your US prices. I could refit my boat for half the cost. I guess I will just have to keep paying the postage for both WM and Defender.
Simon, I completely agree. When we had the boat at Scarborough Marina for several months I was astonished at the prices of almost everything. There were decent prices on many, not all, things made in Oz but that was it. One exception Ronstan gear was was expensive than at my local store in Canada.

Big Defender fan. We ordered a bunch of stuff (the joys of cheap USPS delivery) and they even knew the shipping address and waived a policy about maximum dollar value for foreign shipping. Their customer service reps are exceptionally good.

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.

Last edited by killarney_sailor; 03-09-2013 at 09:38 AM.
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