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Old 08-12-2015, 12:13 PM
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Dealer demo policy

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!
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:14 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!
BS - which dealer?
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:19 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.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:21 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.
yeah no kidding -
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:22 PM
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None of the good MC dealers I know for this. MWMC or TLE
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:22 PM
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I'm a MC guy through and through, but you should have a dealer that you are comfortable with over the long haul. My $0.02.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:23 PM
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BS - which dealer?
Agree with Mike on this one, total BS
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:25 PM
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That's what I was thinking... we are really leaning towards the x10 for versatility, but I guess I'll be forced to buy a Malibu VTX instead. I'll be sure to swing the MC dealer to buy new orange flag while trailering my new boat.

I was hoping not to throw the dealer under the bus by calling them out specifically, as I'm holding out hope in humanity and or greed will eventually get me a dang ride.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:26 PM
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Yea, I'm going with BS on this.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:29 PM
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BS - which dealer?
^^^^^
they are NOT interested in selling you a boat
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