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post #10 of Old 07-30-2013
capttb
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Re: New Catalina Pricing

There's a Catalina dealer in many of the harbors between San Diego and San Francisco so the concept of any one of them having a lock on me as a customer would be a complete impossibility here. Why would they care where you live or want to take delivery from ? If I lived in Iowa would I be forced to buy from the dealer there instead of Florida ?
Unlike a Ford, you can no longer buy a Catalina from "dealer stock" you have to order it from the "factory". Also as mentioned, the dealer margin is rather slim, they hope to make it up at the "concession stand". At a recent boat show the dealers had 2 new boats showing, a 355 which the "new owner" allowed them to borrow, the other a 385 that hadn't been delivered to owner yet.

Last edited by capttb; 07-30-2013 at 08:48 PM.
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