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11-28-2008, 09:35 AM
In what season did you buy your current boat?

11-28-2008, 10:22 AM
Middle of march in michigan, so i guess thats spring.

11-28-2008, 10:23 AM
Bought my last two boats in spring.....one in April and one in May. Actually had 2 boats in the garage in May 2006 for a couple weeks before I sold my 92 ProStar.

11-28-2008, 10:52 AM
March 2, 1989, technically still winter, from a dealer I ordered it from 338 miles away when we didn't have a dealer. Ran it for the first time 2 weeks after we got it home for 2 days during Easter weekend and then it snowed 3 days later!

11-28-2008, 11:17 AM
September in Michigan. Although I'm not sure I agree that it is a better time to buy. Prices for MC's seem constant. Either somoeone wants to sell a boat or they don't.

11-28-2008, 11:30 AM
have bought both boats in the fall/winter, so i can torture myself until spring!

11-28-2008, 05:45 PM
Before christmas for two boats, boat show for the other

11-30-2008, 01:17 AM
I bought both of my previous boats at the boat show in January. This one Im heading to Fan Fair Dec 4th and 5th. So almost Boat Show Time again.

11-30-2008, 02:45 AM
When I test drove mine, it was pouring azz rain in January. The guy selling it didn't seem to like it so much, but hey, if you want my money....work for it

11-30-2008, 07:54 AM
January, February and December in that order on the last 3.

11-30-2008, 08:57 AM
Bought 1st boat in June, 2nd boat in December.

11-30-2008, 08:58 AM
Bought my 2000 PS205 in Sept 2007. Saw it on onlyinboards.com and liked what I heard the dealer say about it. Drove from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Knoxville, Tennessee to pick it up. Saved $4-5K after expenses over what I could buy it for in Michigan.

11-30-2008, 09:24 AM
'94 Prostar 190...........ordered in winter and picked-up in May

'03 230VRS............bought used in July a week after selling my gas-guzzling Formula 303SR1

'05 X-star leftover.............drove to Cincinatti from NJ in January, $18K under MSRP.

12-01-2008, 11:32 AM
I bought both my boats in the fall after looking all year. The first one in October, the second in late sSeptember. The prices seemed to drop and, for some reason, that's when I found the best boats.

Owners who want a quick sale plus less competition from other buyers = better deals, I guess.

I sold my other boat in the late spring and got great money for it.

12-01-2008, 11:58 AM
Bought mine in January at the Cincinnati Boat Show..........Zane was my salesman:D

12-01-2008, 12:31 PM
bought mine in mid august from an individual... he wanted to get rid of it and i was happy to oblige:D

12-01-2008, 12:31 PM
Just bought an 08 TT197 last month, brought it home and put it in the garage for the winter :(