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Old 09-25-2013, 10:30 AM
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What should I expect to pay?

so...what do you guys think I should be paying for 2014 X30 SS with ZFT4, J&l cans, pro & surf package, heater, fresh wash down, 6.2L, rumble seat & billet windshield?
So far new G23 Coastal loaded is ~$123k (w 450hp), or 2013 with <15hrs for $110 - both with trailer...
I must admit...Im suffering sticker shock! Every time I get ready to buy, price seems to not have included something - trailer, surf package, GPS, tax...etc
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:48 AM
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If you approach 20% off sticker it is a good deal IMO. At least it was back in '07 - '09. 25% was almost never reached. Please do not discuss specific pricing on the open forum - keep it to PM's.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:17 AM
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I am just curious! Why NOT discusss pricing on the open forums?
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:57 AM
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I am just curious! Why NOT discusss pricing on the open forums?
Because we have been instructed not to in the past from corporate. I'd prefer to be able to, but that was the guidance I have been given. It causes a stir when say you post that you just paid X and I just paid 10 grand more. I understand both arguments
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:12 PM
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A little transperency is good for the market! Dealer says "its only another $7-8k..." You know how hard it is to earn 7-8% these days with cash earning 0%!
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:26 PM
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Because we have been instructed not to in the past from corporate. I'd prefer to be able to, but that was the guidance I have been given. It causes a stir when say you post that you just paid X and I just paid 10 grand more. I understand both arguments
Me too...at the end of the day, MC provides this site on their servers and have their own ToS, so we should play nice. If you really want to discuss it openly, I'm sure you can go to WakeWorld or somewhere like that.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:57 PM
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they all cost $98,000...except the X-Star
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:21 PM
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I agree with JohnE 20% seems to be a good deal with what I have seen posted in the past. Of course MC doesn't actual send msrp stickers with their boats, at least I have never seen one and thats at 2 different dealers in Houston and the dealer in DFW. They have some homemade flyer on a podium next to boat.

Click here http://www.seedealercost.com/product...gorySlug/boats and add some options and make your own conclusions. May not be exact but definitely gets you in the ball park.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:29 AM
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The trouble with pricing...

There can be literally thousands of dollars in difference from dealer to dealer or deal to deal at the same dealer.

1. Volume pricing. One dealer sells 200 boats another sells 15 per year.

2. Distance from manufacturer. Shipping costs vary.

3. Country specific requirements on safety and emissions. The latter it seems MC doesn't change much because their exhaust systems are at a higher standard.

4. Marketing costs in the target region. It is cheaper to market products in rural Texas than downtown NYC. Boat show fees in on city are much higher than another. But with volume, these can be off set.

5. Proximity to competitive products. Nobody likes to drive 5 hrs for service.

6. Time of year. Or better said demand for product.

7. In stock or custom order. Dealer incentives. Dealer relationship with MC. Some dealers solve warranty issues better than others and end up costing MC a lot less money in the longer term relationship.

8. Negotiation style / dealer relationship / buyer history / buyer attitude / experience. Some guys that went through issues were well looked after by MC and the dealers.

9. Trade in values.

10. Finance rates. Credit history. Local economy. The finance rate can have the biggest impact on the deal. 1% can become 10k over a 10 year period. Cash deals can be better priced because the dealer or manufacturer doesn't have to buy down the interest rate. Dealers with higher volume will have better relations with banks.

11. Strategic value of a deal to the dealer... Bad example, but none the less example... If a boat is going to a lake known to be dominated by the competition...

12. Warranty terms, local regulations. Lemonade clauses.

I think general guidelines are good but consider the above and it isn't always easy to compare pricing from one deal to the next.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:20 AM
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My dealer is 40 miles away (close enuf), Im paying cash, there are no demo SS boats unfortunately, its my first boat...LOOKS LIKE i'VE STRUCK A DEAL ON NEW 2014 X30 SS. Should finalize today. Could I have done better? Perhaps, but not willing to drive 3+hrs to next closest, and unfortunately, unlike cars, the local dealer has u by the short and curlies if you dont buy new from him. Niether the MC nor Nautique dealer sells any SS boats and they're only 45 mins off the coast!
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