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Hey West Marine that's one hell of a mark up !!

West Marine - Ancor Products Ratcheting Crimper $104.95

Hamilton Marine - Ancor Products Ratcheting Crimper $62.99

At normal retail the West Marine price is $42.00 MORE and it's selling for MORE than Ancor's suggested list price!!!

P.S. With my commercial discount at Hamilton I paid considerably less than $62.99 so WM is making a HUGE profit on just this one item!


Any more examples of what NOT to buy from West Marine and to source elsewhere??
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Um, sorry, I don't have the disk space to upload the whole catalog and then post it on the site.
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Um, sorry, I don't have the disk space to upload the whole catalog and then post it on the site.
Yeah, I guess this thread could get bigger than the song chain with WM's prices... The new catalog is extremely offensive this year!!
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I thought they had misprinted the cover of the phone book!
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A few years back I needed this:

West Marine: Radio Mount, Universal Product Display

Back then, WM was charging in the $45 range. At the time Defender was selling it for $9. In the intervening years, it seems WM has come down some and Defender has gone up some. But WM is still 2.5X Defender:

Universal Radio Mount

Heck, it's just a piece of plastic!!

EDIT: For some reason SailNet seems to be blocking the links. I'll try to fix it if I can...Okay, hopefully I've got it now.
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West Marine Brass Thermometer $34.99

I bought the same one at the Havre de Grace Tidewater Marina shop, regular price $9.99

I went to look at outboards at WM, Mercury 3.5 was $990

Defender Mercury 3.5 Hp $880
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Interesting...they've got the same crimper here for less than $60.
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needed a replacement tiller. West Marine: $114; Defender: $69
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Ordered 2 gallons of Micron Extra from Defender for $168/gal last Spring + $14 postage - delivered to me and no tax. West charged $225/gal + 7% tax and I would have had to lug them home.
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I worked at The Evil Empire for 4 years...only good thing was most of the employees....found better prices on the internet than my 'Associate Discount'! I go out of my way to not buy from them and it is saving me money!
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