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Old 09-04-2012, 06:43 PM
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All of the details regarding the vouchers are displayed here: http://www.bluewaterpromo.com/ContenderPrizeCertt.html

The tournaments are NOT issuing 1099's for the vouchers.

These vouchers were not intended as some cheap marketing scam. These vouchers are valid and do hold value. Read the print on the vouchers and Contender will honor them at face value. If our dealer network is not accepting these vouchers or you feel they are not treating the vouchers as intended then contact the factory directly and we will handle your order. This offer only extends to voucher holders and vouchers must be presented to be quoted by factory personnel.

305-230-1600

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Old 09-04-2012, 07:38 PM
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Help me understand this a little better. "The vouchers have value if used properly"... How? By having to present the vouch up front, this impacts your negotiating postion with the dealer. If this was a "true" voucher, Contender would be covering the entire voucher at face value, thus it would not matter when presented. If in fact this is a "split" covered half by Contender and half by the dealer, why not just make the voucher for the true value, i.e. the amount covered by Contender. Obviously Contender is losing credibility via thier existing practice... you might want to rethink this one.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:49 PM
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What a marketing scam. Seems like contender hired some retired knife salesmen to come up with promotion ideas.
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wow what a piece of crap from contender. After all of the bad press from the past couple years you would think they would be trying to save their name, not throwing it down the toilet with this stuff. How can anyone think this is a good deal?!
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by tlasbill View Post
wow what a piece of crap from contender. After all of the bad press from the past couple years you would think they would be trying to save their name, not throwing it down the toilet with this stuff. How can anyone think this is a good deal?!
Its not a good deal whatsoever and i feel bad for the people winning them.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ContenderBoats View Post
All of the details regarding the vouchers are displayed here: http://www.bluewaterpromo.com/ContenderPrizeCertt.html

I am not sure if 1099's are issued from the tournament but I do not believe they are.

The vouchers do have value if used properly. They MUST be presented to the dealer at the initial point of contact or negotiation. If this is done and the dealer has a question about it please have the dealer and/or the customer contact me directly at (910) 620-3474.

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If the vouchers are truly worth a certain dollar amount, why does it matter when it is presented. Grocery stores dont charge more for items if you have a mfg coupon.

Sea Hunt... still the best value for the buck!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by ContenderBoats View Post
All of the details regarding the vouchers are displayed here: http://www.bluewaterpromo.com/ContenderPrizeCertt.html

I am not sure if 1099's are issued from the tournament but I do not believe they are.

The vouchers do have value if used properly. They MUST be presented to the dealer at the initial point of contact or negotiation. If this is done and the dealer has a question about it please have the dealer and/or the customer contact me directly at (910) 620-3474.

Thanks,

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Ya'll should pass them out to everyone beforehand so they can use them as toilet paper during the tournament. That could be valuable.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:47 AM
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I also have one thats going in the trophy case that say 10g's. Nothing like the old vouchers. They expect you to jump into a bigger boat if you won the cert. in the small class. Hell, I'ld settle for some touch up work on my contender, but I might as well go play the lotto. These things are worthless and I agree, you might as well hand them out in the flyers for the tourneys so everyone can have one.
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I heard somewhere that you can use more than one....so if you were so inclined....you could just call up all the winners of the BWP tournaments, and track down almost all the vouchers out there....then offer the owners like a thousand bucks for their 10,000 dollar voucher....(they are worthless right? ...so the owners would probably take the grand...better than a sharp stick in the eye. And they can still make a copy and frame that ) Buy 10 of them and you have yourself 100,000 grand....and you spent 10,000.

Once you have all the vouchers that you need....just drive up to your friendly Contender dealer and buy yourself a new 'Tender for a fraction of the cost in real money.

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Originally Posted by Sea Snake View Post
I heard somewhere that you can use more than one....so if you were so inclined....you could just call up all the winners of the BWP tournaments, and track down almost all the vouchers out there....then offer the owners like a thousand bucks for their 10,000 dollar voucher....(they are worthless right? ...so the owners would probably take the grand...better than a sharp stick in the eye. And they can still make a copy and frame that ) Buy 10 of them and you have yourself 100,000 grand....and you spent 10,000.

Once you have all the vouchers that you need....just drive up to your friendly Contender dealer and buy yourself a new 'Tender for a fraction of the cost in real money.

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Not that easy Steve.. wish it were...

All Contender Prize Certificates will be presented by or on behalf of Contender Boats. Blue Water Promotions, Inc is only responsible for determining the competition winners of the respective offered certificates. Contender Boats is solely responsible for prize value and redemption acceptance.
  • Certificate value is good towards RETAIL PURCHASES only.
  • Certificates are valid for one year from the date of issuance.
  • Certificates are fully transferable during the term of the award.
  • Certificates are valid for retail purchase of new Contender boats purchased through the manufacture and or Authorized Factory Dealer
  • Certificates must be validated as authentic prior to retail purchase proposal and or sales agreement preparations
  • Certificates may not be used towards “down payment” or “escrow” monies required in retail or loan transactions.
  • Certificates can be accumulated; certain limitations may apply to buyer’s model size preference.
  • Redemption of Certificates is limited to current “Offshore” models of Contender Boats based on total value tendered:
  • Certificates totaling up to $5,000 in face value are good towards Retail Purchase of any new “Offshore” model
  • Certificates totaling up to $10,000 in face value are good towards Retail Purchase of new “Offshore” models 28’ or larger
  • Certificates totaling up to $15,000 in face value are good towards Retail Purchase of new “Offshore” models 32’ or larger
  • Certificates totaling up to $20,000 in face value are good towards Retail Purchase of new “Offshore” models 39’ or larger
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ContenderBoats View Post
All of the details regarding the vouchers are displayed here: http://www.bluewaterpromo.com/ContenderPrizeCertt.html

I am not sure if 1099's are issued from the tournament but I do not believe they are.

The vouchers do have value if used properly. They MUST be presented to the dealer at the initial point of contact or negotiation. If this is done and the dealer has a question about it please have the dealer and/or the customer contact me directly at (910) 620-3474.

Thanks,

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If you have to present before negotiation, it has no real value. Too easy to recoup the "value" of the voucher with tighter negotiations when you know the customer plans on using it in advance. Good marketing ploy though.
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Yup, It's the same reason I don't tell the car dealership about my trade-in until after I negotiate the price for a new vehicle. They will inflate the value of the trade-in to make you feel good and then screw you on the new vehicle.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:54 PM
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Contender overpriced for what you get. They can stick their voucher up their moons over miami.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:19 PM
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Any Contender Voucher holders are welcome to contact Contender directly at 305-230-1600 so we can ensure that they are handled properly.

These vouchers were not intended as some cheap marketing scam. These vouchers are valid and do hold value. Read the print on the vouchers and Contender will honor them at face value. If our dealer network is not accepting these vouchers or you feel they are not treating the vouchers as intended then contact the factory directly and we will handle your order. This offer only extends to voucher holders and vouchers must be presented to be quoted by factory personnel

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Old 09-05-2012, 01:32 PM
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if you get a 1099 for the value of the certificate that is an expensive piece of paper to hang on the wall. I think I would politely decline the punishment of that reward.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ContenderBoats View Post
Any Contender Voucher holders are welcome to contact Contender directly so we can ensure that they are handled properly. You can contact me via phone, email or text or you can contact Les Stewart, Jr. at 305-230-1600.

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why wont you just admit that your boat pricing is negotiable off the sticker price? and that if a voucher is presented at point of contact that you won't negotiate down to the same floor that you would if there was no voucher presented. thus - rendering the voucher worthless?

it is highly insulting to a normal humans intelligence. surely you recognize this....? i hope. for you and your company's sake.... right stacy?
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:49 PM
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If it were worth the paper it's printed on, the 5K should be off the negotiated price at the time of purchase, and Contender would reimburse the dealer the full amount.
About as valuable as monopoly money...
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:08 PM
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While I don't have a problem with Contender doing this as a marketing tool (they can do what they want), I'd be pissed if I got a 1099 for it!
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Lol. You could actually end up paying more $$$$$ out of pocket for the boat if you use the voucher. Seriously? What a joke. I guess Contender believes we are stupid.
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Originally Posted by hthoang View Post
While I don't have a problem with Contender doing this as a marketing tool (they can do what they want), I'd be pissed if I got a 1099 for it!

Yep, wow, this would be incredible. Send Contender a bill for the taxes paid.

This sounds like one of those "$5000 for any trade," car deals where the fine print says you have to pay sticker and the dealer keeps all rebates. Great deal.

If these had real value, you could add up as many as you wanted. Looks to me like that limitation list just gives you a starting point on negotiations if you are buying new. Maybe the paper saves you the first fifteen minutes of negotiation.
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