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Old 02-11-2013, 09:58 AM
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Buying outside of your market

Hey guys random question. I keep hearing that dealers won't sell you a boat outside of their market. I've not had good luck with my local dealer on many occasions. I actually took a liking to the x10 this weekend but wouldn't give this dealer a dime for fear of a nightmare down the road. Truth to this?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:02 AM
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I'll bet Jim@BAWS would sell you a boat...
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:15 AM
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I've heard that if you buy a MC out of your market. The dealer you purchase from has to give a percentage to your home market dealer. This is to discourage dealers from taking business from out of their market. Not 100% on this but again what I heard.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:17 AM
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I assume we are talking about new boats?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:18 AM
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Having worked for several manufacturers that have dealer-protected sales areas, there is always a way around this. Sometimes it requires working with the manufacturer but that is typically initiated through the dealer. Find a dealer you want to work with and explain to them your situation. They will find a way to accommodate you. Good luck.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:19 AM
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I assume we are talking about new boats?
Yes you would be correct
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:22 AM
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I'll bet Jim@BAWS would sell you a boat...
I would love to sell a boat...but yes there are dealer protected areas.

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:34 AM
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I believe that if you can document and/or substantiate the underlying issues that have you apprehensive about buying from your local dealer then you can buy from another dealer. But I do think there is some sort of profit sharing clause in there to protect them. Knowing where you live I can assure you it's not a far drive to an outstanding dealership in my neck of the woods.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:34 AM
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Hey guys random question. I keep hearing that dealers won't sell you a boat outside of their market. I've not had good luck with my local dealer on many occasions. I actually took a liking to the x10 this weekend but wouldn't give this dealer a dime for fear of a nightmare down the road. Truth to this?
02ProstarSammyD, what area and dealer are you talking about? I'm looking at a boat long distance and was considering letting the local dealer in Raleigh NC check it out for me. I noticed on the boat show thread you weren't impressed with that local dealer. Do you live in the Raleigh area. Thanks
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:19 AM
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No problem going outside your area. Your local dealer might get a little butt hurt and threaten not to service the boat, but by law, there is nothing anyone can do to tell you where to buy your boat from. And yes, I am speaking from experience.
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