That wasnt very nice of them
Last week while in Florida I was able to stop into Hideway Marine in Pompano Beach, Florida. They had a boat for sale that caught my eye, so I decided to talk to a salesman. After making some small talk about the boat I was interested in, the salesman finally asked what type of boat do I own now.
When I told him that I owned a 2001 358 Sonic he lost interest in the sale. I asked him if he would be interested to take my boat in for a trade. He told me that he could not take my boat in on trade because the boat I was looking at was a brokered boat. That much I could understand. Then he countinued to say my boat was TOO SMALL, TOO SLOW ( 82 mph ) and not suitable for Florida waters. He continued to say that Hideaway is not interested in a boat unless it does 90 PLUS MPH.
So the question IS, If you are looking to purchase a new boat that is going to have a 6 figure asking price,why would you ever want to deal with a dealer, who consider's your current boat as a PIECE of S--T?
Sounds like this salesman started at the top and is working his way down. I would have told him I wanted to speak to the owner, because unless your smart enough to own this place, your too dumb to help me
was it a young guy, like 25-30
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we are on the same pageOriginally Posted by Wild
some dealers only like to deal with higher end stuff. they may have limited room. Im not surprised they didnt take it on trade personally, but should have helped find someway to work ou a deal. Check out aqua toy store and fastboats.com in that area also. they may be more helpful, both offered me good trade in value on my "slow" 70 mph boat.
I hear what your saying but I think the point is the lack of tact (experience) of this salesman.Originally Posted by LostinBoston
He could have said, "we dont want to take your boat on trade because it does not fit our target customers needs"
However he chose to say(insult a prospective customer), your boats "too small, not fast enough and not suitable for south Florida waters"
Kinda makes him sound a bit arrogant and uninformed to say the least.
Using his logic Sonic should close their doors because they are building the wrong boats for their market.
It wouldnt surprise me if he didnt have many contacts to be creative about the deal.
I do agree that some dealers only like to deal with certain brands and models but, my Sonic sure would look nice next too all the Baja's and 28' Sunsations.
I was not trying to ask for a trade in on a 21' Bayliner.
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