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Old 01-10-2017, 11:01 AM
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Holy Inflation Batman

In fall I was looking at the MC trailer hitch badge but just never got around to buying it. I remember clearly that it was $69. Now I look on "The Craft" website and it's $119. A nearly 100% price increase for a trailer hitch cover??? I also noticed the guide pole covers are $100 when the same MC covers my wife and daughter got me for Christmas were under 50 bucks. What gives MC?
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:14 AM
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You can get the guide covers on ebay for $40. Not sure why MC is letting this happen. I stopped and looked at an x20 the other day at my local dealer. I almost vomited when he told me the price of that boat. I could get a fully loaded supra for about 25k less.

Not sure this is inflation obviously, i know you were kidding about that. This is just MC trying to make huge profits. We as consumers just need to stop buying it at that price. Tell me why a simple trailer hitch with "their" advertisement should cost that? or their guides made of foam with a silk screened logo of "their" advertisement should cost that?????????

I am really starting to believe that another MC is just not in my future. They are just pricing themselves out of the market even for people who make a good living. Warranty on all the boats is about the same. MC just thinks they are so much better than the rest. I will admit, they make a nice boat but the others have come a long way.

side note; when i told the dealer i would never pay that for an x20, he quickly shuffled me off to see an NXT. I said, i don't want an NXT. I want a competitively priced boat in what i want. $50k all day was a joke. Even the NXT he had there was 84k.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:15 PM
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Hey man, i hear your pain. Pm me. I have one for sale.


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Old 01-10-2017, 08:22 PM
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Hey man, i hear your pain. Pm me. I have one for sale.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:32 PM
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Someone needs to shake whoever sets 'craft life' prices.

$100 for guidepoles??? Give me a freaking break
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:45 PM
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:54 PM
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Someone needs to shake whoever sets 'craft life' prices.

$100 for guidepoles??? Give me a freaking break
Exactly. For the fun of it I asked the guy down the street who does custom sewing and screenprinting how much they are worth. He said he could sew them for 25 bucks with better material, print them for 10, then stuff in 2 dollars worth of foam pipe insulation. And thats one set. A production run would drop the cost significantly. They aren't selling food or medicine so I dont begrudge MC making a few bucks, but come on......
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:15 PM
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After dealing with craft life and the stuff then are selling... never again... I'll get my stuff at my dealer as needed or just not at all... bad overall launch by mastercraft on that one unfortunately......
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:18 AM
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Haven't even turned the switch on. picked it up in october after test driving one earlier in the year i found the deal i wanted. It was winterized when i picked it up.. canadian fall/winter no chances for me.
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You can get the guide covers on ebay for $40. Not sure why MC is letting this happen. I stopped and looked at an x20 the other day at my local dealer. I almost vomited when he told me the price of that boat. I could get a fully loaded supra for about 25k less.
Thanks for the info. Just ordered a set for $36.75 and free standard shipping.
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