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Old 08-12-2015, 12:33 PM
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I was hoping for some feedback... We're ready to purchase a new '15 or '16 MC and have been looking at the only local dealer in our area. We've discussed a test demo to compare wakes, however their policy is a bit restrictive. In order to get in the water, they require an executed purchase contract and $1,000 deposit which is refundable if you elect not to finalize the purchase. I understand them not wanting to waste time with joy rides, however we are dead serious buyers and have expressed such. They seem to have a brash take-it-or-leave-it attitude. Suffice it to say they are very proud of their products, and probably rightfully so. I just have a hard time negotiating a price on a boat I haven't even seen in the water.
Have been to the Supra and Malibu dealer and they are happy to haul a boat out for a test, no questions asked. Just wondering if this dealer's policy is normal. We pulled up in a brand new Denali... you'd think we looked homeless or something!
Our dealer hauled an x20 over 100 miles round trip for us to demo about a month ago. We hadn't even discussed any price yet and sure as hell didn't pay a deposit to do so. They just know we are looking to make a move someone in the next YEAR. My opinion (and we know how opinions go) they are shooting themselves in the foot. What's the harm? Worst case they get to get out of the office and take an awesome boat out on the lake? That would be enough reason for me to wanna take someone out to demo.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:33 PM
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lashburn1 - what is the ski wake like on your x30's? This is the primary driver for us... wife still likes to slalom. No course, just aggressive open ski.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:35 PM
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if you don't like em now, imagine how it will be when there is a problem down the road and they already have your money.
Ditto.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:36 PM
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X30 not a great slalom boat - nice room but a bit rampy for slalom - I have skied behind a 2013 x30
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:36 PM
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Interesting place to start asking ? about MC after such a supposedly poor dealer experience. What state are you in?
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:37 PM
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Now I feel really self-conscious! Really, I think we look like we could afford a new boat! My wife and I loved his spiel: "when you decide to own a MC" "you will purchase it after a demo, no one has ever decided not to buy a MC"
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:38 PM
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We didn't have to put any money down to test drive the new X23. They knew if we liked the boat then we would buy it. Hell I had to drive to Houston Texas in January to ride one because my dealer didn't have one.

Have you mentioned to them that you want to ride it to compare to other brands?

I guess at the end of the day, if you really want an X10, then a 1000 deposit isn't bad know that your going to get one especially if they will take that for a build slot as well.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:38 PM
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When we bought our x14 new in 2010 the dealer required a similar deposit.
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I'm in California. Was told they have boats ON the water for demo. Just need to buy it first.
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I'm in California. Was told they have boats ON the water for demo. Just need to buy it first.
Well I hope it gets sorted our for you. MC makes a quality boat.
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