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Old 02-09-2019, 07:03 PM
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So during my boat search I have come across the 2019 Skeeter sx21s and really like them. I have never purchased a brand new boat before . I know in cars it's harder to negotiate on brand new than used. I assume it's the same in boats.
That said are things I can negotiate? Things I need to watch out for? Fees that I can push back on? Things I can ask for? Any advice would be much appreciated!
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Thefishes540 View Post
So during my boat search I have come across the 2019 Skeeter sx21s and really like them. I have never purchased a brand new boat before . I know in cars it's harder to negotiate on brand new than used. I assume it's the same in boats.
That said are things I can negotiate? Things I need to watch out for? Fees that I can push back on? Things I can ask for? Any advice would be much appreciated!
Used boats and cars are far harder to negotiate on. With new, the odds are in your favor, you have dozens of dealerships that want your business. With used, every vehicle is unique.

I treat any purchase the same way I do a business purchase. Write up exactly what you want, get proof of funds from your lender or bank, explicitly give the date you'll make a decision by, and then email 5 people who sell the item. Ask for the price including all fees within 5 business days and let them know you'll follow up with the top 2 bids the following day and purchase the following day/week.

That let's the dealer know
1) You're not a tire kicker, you're ready to buy
2) You're price shopping

No one loves to get haggled over price, but I don't mind it nearly as much with a serious buyer.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
Used boats and cars are far harder to negotiate on. With new, the odds are in your favor, you have dozens of dealerships that want your business. With used, every vehicle is unique.

I treat any purchase the same way I do a business purchase. Write up exactly what you want, get proof of funds from your lender or bank, explicitly give the date you'll make a decision by, and then email 5 people who sell the item. Ask for the price including all fees within 5 business days and let them know you'll follow up with the top 2 bids the following day and purchase the following day/week.

That let's the dealer know
1) You're not a tire kicker, you're ready to buy
2) You're price shopping

No one loves to get haggled over price, but I don't mind it nearly as much with a serious buyer.
Good advice .Going to work on that now
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