Originally Posted by Craig Smith
Now hold on. I don't like quoting prices as they tend to get out-of-date, but here's an exception. Suncoast Marine's pricing (in Vancouver) for Rocna converted to USD vs Hamilton Marine's pricing for Supreme:
Kg lbs Rocna Canada Supreme Hamilton
4.0 8.8 $196
6.0 13.2 $235
6.8 15.0 $190
10.0 22.0 $312
11.3 25.0 $280
15.0 33.1 $383
15.9 35.0 $398
20.0 44.1 $512
20.4 45.0 $510
25.0 55.1 $619
27.2 60.0 $678
33.0 72.8 $725
And Hamilton don't seem to go any higher with sizes so I've stopped the comparison there.
All net prices.
"Double" seems unfair.
Ref. the testing, and construction issues.
Don't bother, the Spade is better. I'm not saying the Delta is perfect, but it's pretty good. Not to be dismissed as "just another plow" along with the CQR etc.
Perhaps the prices for the BC Canada distributor have gone down and Hamilton's up but I still paid about half for my Manson when I bought it. Hamilton offers discounts, to good customers, well beyond their catalog prices and I happen to be considered a good customer with a Hamilton Harine account. Lots of folks in my area have Hamilton Marine accounts. Now I know this is a little unfair being that I get a discount but the reality is that I'm a boat owner and bought my Manson for about half the delivered price of the Rocna. The big clincher here is that you did not quote freight from Canada or the fact they told me that with customs and ground shipping it could take a month or more to get it.
If in fact the price for a Rocna and a Manson (to the end user) is only $42.00 more on the 25lb. size than I will buy one but we need a dealer here in the North East! The shipping charges from BC are outrageous.
Craig I'm not trying to slam you here. I support the general design and have no doubt the Rocna is better built and that it performs better. I would just like to be able to buy one at close to the price of a Manson Supreme without massive shipping charges.