Hey West Marine that's one hell of a mark up !! - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 146 Old 02-27-2008 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Maine Sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,828
Thanks: 19
Thanked 213 Times in 162 Posts
Rep Power: 16
       
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??

______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




© Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.



Last edited by Maine Sail; 03-01-2008 at 06:20 PM.
Maine Sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 146 Old 02-27-2008
Hitchin' a ride
 
bestfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
Um, sorry, I don't have the disk space to upload the whole catalog and then post it on the site.

Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios
bestfriend is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 146 Old 02-27-2008 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Maine Sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,828
Thanks: 19
Thanked 213 Times in 162 Posts
Rep Power: 16
       
Quote:
Originally Posted by bestfriend View Post
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!!

______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




© Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.


Maine Sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 146 Old 02-27-2008
Hitchin' a ride
 
bestfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
I thought they had misprinted the cover of the phone book!

Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios
bestfriend is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 146 Old 02-27-2008
Moderator
 
JohnRPollard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 5,680
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
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.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62

NEVER CALLS CRUISINGDAD BACK....CAN"T TAKE THE ACCENT

Last edited by JohnRPollard; 02-27-2008 at 09:43 PM.
JohnRPollard is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 146 Old 02-27-2008
Not So Senior Member
 
Sapperwhite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,504
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
     
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

Dictated, but not read.

Last edited by Sapperwhite; 02-27-2008 at 09:42 PM.
Sapperwhite is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 146 Old 02-27-2008
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
Interesting...they've got the same crimper here for less than $60.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 146 Old 02-27-2008
Senior Member
 
mstern's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 762
Thanks: 19
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
needed a replacement tiller. West Marine: $114; Defender: $69
mstern is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 146 Old 02-27-2008
Señor Member
 
TrueBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 4,853
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 13
     
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.

True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
TrueBlue is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 146 Old 02-27-2008
CosmosMariner
 
CosmosMariner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 96
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
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!
CosmosMariner is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
West Marine.. to server or not to serve sailboy21 General Discussion (sailing related) 3 12-14-2007 10:26 AM
West Marine Boating Survey NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 07-11-2006 07:15 AM
West Marine Peel Away vs. Peel Away Marine Strip 2 SeanC. Gear & Maintenance 0 03-24-2006 03:28 PM
West Marine Foul Weather Gear fjbastone Gear & Maintenance 8 12-02-2003 07:27 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome