Master & Commander
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
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If it were me, I would be buying the boat with zero options (except those that MUST be done at the factory, like keel or rig) Because I can't see how anyone can justify charging $700 for a VHF, or $900 for a CD player, or $2000 for a 15" TV, or $2200 for helm sheeting, or I could go on and on and on. I started a thread on it, but I got the impression there that most people would rather roll up a wheelbarrow full of money than do a little work on their own.
I agree to some extent but just because those are the asking prices, it doesn't mean that you can't negotiate a more reasonable deal...unless the dealer is just looking for a one shot sale rather than trying to form a long term relationship with a customer. I would think that there's more profit in winter storage and spring commissioning than the few hundred that can be had with overpriced options.
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