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I bought the ACR PLB I was looking for from Defender for $261 during the sale:

ACR ResQLink+ PLB

Now, I have to wait extra long for the order to be fulfilled...
That's a good price--a lot better than most--but you can get it at Hodges Marine for about $6 less (Hodges Marine Electronics - Marine FishFinders, GPS, VHF, Radars, and more!). I don't know what Defender's shipping charge is, but Hodges would charge $8.95 for UPS ground. Finding Hodges on line wasn't easy, thanks to the way the product search engines are rigged by the browsers.

FWIW, I'm not associated with Hodges, but am impressed with their prices and the service.

Also, as has been stated elsewhere, WM's new policy is to price match brick and mortar stores that are within 50 miles. In the case of Defender, only the Mystic and Old Saybrook WM stores will price match Defender during the sale. Just made a purchase at the Mystic WM yesterday and they price matched with a smile!
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Hey that Hodges site is pretty darn good, great prices. That's a nice find. Some of the Simrad products are cheaper than Defender sales prices. Thanks!
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I have had great experiences with Hodges for electronics as well.

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People who have had a good experience with Hodges might help everyone out by posting it to the "Good Vendor" thread. Can't wait to give them a try. Wish I knew about them before. I could have saved a few bucks.
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Here is some example pricing where Defender sale is actually better

Johnson Bilge Pump 2200
WM $104 (wow, really?)
Hodges $74
Defender sale $64

But generally Hodges looks fantastic on pricing.
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Good sale or not...went to West Marine looking for a 1.5 " bilge strainer, $32.00? Checked Defenders price for the exact same item, $23.00? WTF

http://m.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_11151_10001_29587_-1?cid=chanintel_google&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=29587#description

http://www.defender.com/category.jsp?path=-1|51|305312&id=614259

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has anyone ever purchased a full spool of line from defender and know if they give a full-spool discount? I am looking to replace all of my halyards with Samson 1/2" XLS and it's 25% off now. Wondering if that would be on top of a full spool discount. Was hoping someone would be at the phones for the last day of the sale but nobody's home...maybe it's a moot point.

are the same items usually on sale for the Newport and Annapolis boat show sales?

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My Defender sale shipment arrived today (3/27). Placed my order online last Thursday. Nothing back-ordered. Pretty good since all shipping was stopped during the sale.
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I just got an email a moment ago saying they just shipped my order and should be here on Monday.

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I did not order until Saturday night, since I was tweaking my wish list for a few days. I still have not gotten confirmation that the order shipped. I am in no hurry for most of the stuff, but I really need to get the bottom paint soon! Wishing I had bought that one item somewhere else.


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