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New Catalina Pricing
I'd like to know about how Catalina dealers price their new Catalinas. How much negotiation is there on price?
If I buy a Ford, there's plenty of negotiating to be done, and I can go to any Ford dealer I want. Ditto for just about any large ticket item.
I don't want to use my local dealer...bought from him before and he's unable to do anything without totally screwing it up. I called another dealer from out of state, and he says he can find a way to sell me a boat, but he'll have to get permission from Catalina to do it. I would have to sign a statement that I'm unhappy with my dealer and indicate that Catalina could lose me as a customer if they don't let me go to another dealer.
I found my original dealer VERY difficult to negotiate a lower price back in 2007, and if Catalina goes to such great lengths to protect their dealers, how much of that protection is engineered to protect their pricing?
Anyone know the scoop with Catalina?