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post #4 of Old 07-29-2002
mogul11
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Price fixing on new boats

Welcome to the boat business. Someone should take these dealers to task,it is called price fixing and the last time I looked it is illegal. I was looking ( I emphasize WAS) at a Catalina 36 till I got a quote from my local dealer. He takes the low volume high margin business plan (his Right). When I tried to get competitive prices from other dealers in the east I was told they could not sell into my market. And if they did it was at almost list (Small Discount)\. In fact one went so far as to say if I bought a boat from him and kept it there for year he could save me thousands of $$$. This pissed me off tremendously since it was the DOUBLE WHAMMY, to expensive to buy a new boat localy and because he doesn''t sell many new boats, very few used boats. We''ll look into another option. Catalina''s loss not mine.
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