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West Marine is definitely special in their markup capabilities. It also looks like they outdone themselves this year.
A roll of teflon pipe tape is $2.99 at West Marine, $0.79 at Home Depot. I think in %% this is the highest markup I've seen.

A bottle of 3m Scotchgard wax which sells for $22 at Defender is $35 at WM. Last year the price was the same at Defender and $26 at WM. I think WM desperately needs money if they raise markups this much.
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Smile West system user manual

Just a point of interest.....I paid $.02 for the FREE west system epoxy overview manual at WM? I joked about it at the counter, but that didn't deter the counterman from charging the full $.02. But they are convenient....
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I had to replace my forestay. I priced the cable at West Marine. They said $3.49 per foot. When I went to purchase it I found out they didn't have marine grade in stock. That was their price for commercial grade cable. I bought commercial grade from a local hardware store for $.89 per foot instead. I planned to use it until I could order the marine grade. Two years later I'm still using it with no rust showing.
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I had to replace my forestay. I priced the cable at West Marine. They said $3.49 per foot. When I went to purchase it I found out they didn't have marine grade in stock. That was their price for commercial grade cable. I bought commercial grade from a local hardware store for $.89 per foot instead. I planned to use it until I could order the marine grade. Two years later I'm still using it with no rust showing.
How would WM NOT have marine grade in stock? What else would they have? The company is amazing! I sent my girlfriend in with a bolt and nut with nylon lock. I said "hand it to the WM guy, and tell him I need 10 of each of these". She came back with the right size bolts, but the nuts were much too large. The WM guy threaded the bolt into the nylon and thought it was threading onto the nut. Well, at least I know my girlfriend can get a job at WM if she needs to. Lets just hope the WM guy doesn't get a job as an airline mechanic!

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Just a point of interest.....I paid $.02 for the FREE west system epoxy overview manual at WM? I joked about it at the counter, but that didn't deter the counterman from charging the full $.02. But they are convenient....
I've given them my two cents many times. It doesn't do any good!
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Economy of scale? Consider this....

I asked the owner of Whale Point how he was able to sell the head seat for $30.00. He laughed, and said: "Because I only make the profit I NEED to make". Turns out that because he is a ACE dealer, he has a relationship with the manufacturer who also manufactures most household toilet seats. However, the "economy of scale" is the same, and he certainly sells fewer seats than WM, from his little store!
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Re: Please....at least use some KY!

Ah, come on West Marine can be handy.

I used the $90 price tag for a replacement pump on my Jabsco manual head to help rationalize spending $225 to replace the whole thing with a better quality Raritan product from Defender.
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