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post #2 of Old 07-29-2002
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Price fixing on new boats

Well sort of....Its not like cars where there are hundreds of thousands made and hundreds of dealers to shop at. Depending on the model there just are not that many sold. So if you go to two dealers and ask them to price the same model and options they will contact the manufacturer for current pricing. The manufacturer would notice the coincidence and would also probably give both the same cost and Mfr''s recommended sales price. The MFR might also let it be known that you are bidding the boat to the other dealer. Normally that is seen as not being as serious and will often net you a higher price.

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