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Negotiating price on new boat
Iím close to pulling the trigger on buying a new boat. And, by the way, you guys have been very helpful to me in the past in answering my questions and Iíve also gathered a lot of info from your advice to others on this board.
Hereís my question. In buying a new boat, how much can one expect in a discount from the dealerís ďlist/retailĒ price? Iím looking at boats in the $155k - $175k retail range not including options. I bought a power boat about six years ago for a list of around $200k and negotiated a little over a 10% discount. So Iím guessing I should get at least that today with a sailboat? Unlike cars, boats donít have a lot of info out there on invoice pricing, rebates, etc. that give you the ability to have intelligent informed negotiations. One is running blind in negotiating a boat, so any info to help clear up the fog for me would be greatly appreciated.