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Old 03-24-2006, 01:21 PM
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I skip them. I hate it when dealers do it because I have seen them go up in price on a boat

I figure they want to pre qualify the person.Like what do you have or have owned or what you do for a living


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Old 03-24-2006, 01:27 PM
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Not showing a price can only mean that the price hurts the sale of the product, not helps it. That translates into an overpriced product.

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Old 03-24-2006, 01:32 PM
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McGary, that is exactly what I was saying. Each year we sigh a dealer agreement in order to be able to sell these mfr's boats. They (the mfr) make the rules that we (the dealer) have to play by. TeamBaja works at the plant, maybe he can verify what I am saying. The main reason I responded to this thread was I did not want people looking at our ads and assuming that because the boat is not priced we are screwing with you. I just kind of wanted to explain our position. Thanks, Brody
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McGary, that is exactly what I was saying. Each year we sigh a dealer agreement in order to be able to sell these mfr's boats. They (the mfr) make the rules that we (the dealer) have to play by. TeamBaja works at the plant, maybe he can verify what I am saying. The main reason I responded to this thread was I did not want people looking at our ads and assuming that because the boat is not priced we are screwing with you. I just kind of wanted to explain our position. Thanks, Brody
Okay, I can understand the contract thing if that's the case. What I can't understand is why a MFR would prohibit you from printing a realistic price - In this day and age, all it takes is 5 minutes on a site like this to find out real world selling prices. It's no secret.

I still want to point out that it will hurt the marketing potential.
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McGary, that is exactly what I was saying. Each year we sigh a dealer agreement in order to be able to sell these mfr's boats. They (the mfr) make the rules that we (the dealer) have to play by. TeamBaja works at the plant, maybe he can verify what I am saying. The main reason I responded to this thread was I did not want people looking at our ads and assuming that because the boat is not priced we are screwing with you. I just kind of wanted to explain our position. Thanks, Brody
I would at least list the msrp (saying it is msrp in the ad) that gives us a idea of what it can be bought for. Would be better then no price at all.
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I would at least list the msrp (saying it is msrp in the ad) that gives us a idea of what it can be bought for. Would be better then no price at all.
I have to agree. Anytime someone doesn't list a price, I always wonder in the back of my mind, "Okay, what's wrong with this deal?"
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I try to put pricing on ALL my ads.

However,you may want to keep this in mind. As a distributor, I'm sometimes restricted by a MAP [minimum advertised price] agreement. That means that some manufacturers restrict what you can show for pricing. In many cases, that's 10% off retail. In every case where I'm restricted, I can sell to you guys at substantially lower prices.

Like the majority of you, I prefer to see the price. And i I'd prefer to advertise a kick ass price in every ad.Unfortunately, I can't.

By not calling you may actually be passing up the best pricing available.

No salesman talk, no BS.

Just a little food for thought.

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Even worse than no price, check out the Cig in the classifieds (OSO member initials JOE) requiring financial statement (verbal ok!) from financial institution because TOO MANY PEOPLE wanted to "just look" at his TG. LOSER
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I try to put pricing on ALL my ads.

However,you may want to keep this in mind. As a distributor, I'm sometimes restricted by a MAP [minimum advertised price] agreement. That means that some manufacturers restrict what you can show for pricing. In many cases, that's 10% off retail. In every case where I'm restricted, I can sell to you guys at substantially lower prices.

Like the majority of you, I prefer to see the price. And i I'd prefer to advertise a kick ass price in every ad.Unfortunately, I can't.

By not calling you may actually be passing up the best pricing available.

No salesman talk, no BS.

Just a little food for thought.

I understand your point Fred .But I think there talking about dealers with boats
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When listing new boats I would advertise the MSRP as MSRP. It at least gives a frame of reference to make a decision to call or not. Your competitor in town never advertises prices except for window stickers on new boats in the showroom. I think he misses a lot of traffic on brokerage/used due to the no price issue. I personally have been interested in some of his brokerage boats, but with no frame of reference I am not going to call for a price.
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