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Old 04-06-2012, 09:26 PM
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I just found out that the "sweet deal" on Raymarine electronics that I had been promised no longer exists and that the order I made a few months back is never going to be filled.

I am looking to buy around $20K or so of Raymarine electronics (3 E-series 12 inch touch screens, AP, and 12KW open array) and I am wondering where the best place to buy them is.

It appears that a number of places are selling the 12 inch displays for around $2,800, but I am wondering if there are any places that are known for offering deeper discounts if I buy a whole bunch of stuff.

Thanks,

Mike
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:42 PM
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I just found out that the "sweet deal" on Raymarine electronics that I had been promised no longer exists and that the order I made a few months back is never going to be filled.

I am looking to buy around $20K or so of Raymarine electronics (3 E-series 12 inch touch screens, AP, and 12KW open array) and I am wondering where the best place to buy them is.

It appears that a number of places are selling the 12 inch displays for around $2,800, but I am wondering if there are any places that are known for offering deeper discounts if I buy a whole bunch of stuff.

Thanks,

Mike
Call Gil, semperfifishing. http://www.thehulltruth.com/members/...fifishing.html Good pricing, quick delivery and the BEST advice. Couldn't be happier after doing business with him.
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Originally Posted by Colbachlaw View Post
It appears that a number of places are selling the 12 inch displays for around $2,800, but I am wondering if there are any places that are known for offering deeper discounts if I buy a whole bunch of stuff.

Thanks,

Mike
Are the $2,800 MFD's the wides or the standard 12". If they are the standard, I would love to know where you have seen them for $2,800 as I would order one.
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We have the E120W's with US charts for about $300 less than that.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:12 AM
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west marine price match.
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Backtotheseas,

Try google. http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CHcQ8wIwAQ

I shot a pm to Gil and he got back to me INSTANTLY, so I am going to wait to hear back from him.

It is amazing how much variation there is on price for these things online.

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Jim@BOE gets all my electronics biz. I have outfitted 2 boats with BOE and could not be more pleased with his pricing and his service. He price matches and actually will take your call. There has been many a time he has called me back after business hours or on the weekend to answer questions. What other online store does that?
What other marine electronics shop does that?!
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I talked to Gil, Semperfifihsing today.

Wow. He knows more about sonar than anyone I have ever met before. His background is amazing and he taught me a ton.

After talking to him, I want to sell a kidney and get CHIRP.

Now I see why everyone recommends him.

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Don't waste your money. Look at Furuno or even Simrad!
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I agree with offshorebri. I have had nothing but TROUBLE with my raymarine c120..The DSM 300 is junk! and raymarine customer service blows.
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Raymarine was bought out by FLIR a few years ago, who revamped the company and dropped a ton of R&D money into their new line. The new Raymarine line is a whole new ball game from them.
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I agree. I just bought a raymarine e7. I would not have bought this if it were to older e wide series. It's a whole new company now.
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Originally Posted by Colbachlaw View Post
Backtotheseas,

Try google. http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CHcQ8wIwAQ

I shot a pm to Gil and he got back to me INSTANTLY, so I am going to wait to hear back from him.

It is amazing how much variation there is on price for these things online.

Mike
That's a hell of a price. I thought Hodges was the cheapest I could find.

Once I price everything out I will talk to BOE. My initial quotes from them are quite a bit higher than others I have found before seeing the MFD for $2,800.
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We'll match whatever, plus we are actually a dealer for them. Not a big deal now, but if you need any support moving forward its much easier if you can call your dealer to expedite things.
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Another recommendation for BOE. Nice people and good service. Wish I had bought my electronics through them and not somebody else. I was stuck, however. I needed somebody to install it. I like my Raymarine electronics and pleased with factory service also. Like my E120 wide too.
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Check out imarineusa

Raymarine E120W are $2440

Best prices I've seen on all boat supplies. Don't know much about their customer service, never had to contact them with an issue. Items are usually shipped the same day they are ordered.
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Originally Posted by Colbachlaw View Post
I just found out that the "sweet deal" on Raymarine electronics that I had been promised no longer exists and that the order I made a few months back is never going to be filled.

I am looking to buy around $20K or so of Raymarine electronics (3 E-series 12 inch touch screens, AP, and 12KW open array) and I am wondering where the best place to buy them is.

It appears that a number of places are selling the 12 inch displays for around $2,800, but I am wondering if there are any places that are known for offering deeper discounts if I buy a whole bunch of stuff.

Thanks,

Mike
gather your info and pricing ,call the gps store and get estimate bring it to west marine they sell raymarine and youll get lowest price with no tax and none or minimal shipping.i bought an autopilot unit and saved hundreds.
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gather your info and pricing ,call the gps store and get estimate bring it to west marine they sell raymarine and youll get lowest price with no tax and none or minimal shipping.i bought an autopilot unit and saved hundreds.
WRONG! Do not do this! If WM had great prices to begin with....We would all be shopping there! Do your research here online & find a good internet dealer like Hodges Marine, Star Marine & BOE Marine. You pay almost nothing for shipping (zero or $8.95) & no SALES TAX! Place your order & you'll receive it with 2-3 days @ your doorstep! Nuff said.
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I ended up buying all my stuff at West Marine.

The local Raymarine rep got them to give me a very, very good deal which kind of (not really) made up for me losing out on my pro staff deal.

My West Marine experience was top notch. The manager knew a ton about electronics and went out of his way to help me. It sure is nice to actually look at the stuff in person. I changed my mind and switched my RM vhf for a Standard Horizon and got AIS for around the price of a DSC radio.

I have not bought anything at West Marine for years, but my recent purchase will definitely bring me back there in the future. If you are willing to spend a little time on the internet, you can save a ton of $$ and still have a local store where you can take something if it breaks. Not only did I get the lowest prices on my electronics, but I also get $700 back in West Marine cash to spend on fenders and lines.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:17 PM
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If West Marine really wanted my business, they would beat my lowest price match. Otherwise, I'll give my business to the lowest bidder.
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