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Old 07-01-2008, 02:13 PM
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it's oil fellas... oil... as much as i despise them for their incompetances, you can't blame west marine for prices...

You can when they want $50 for a 50' water hose and the SAME hose is $25 at Home Depot or Lowes.....
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:20 PM
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They wanted $250 for a 13" trailer tire, I bought the same tire at Boaters World for $88 !!!!
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Exactly, not to mention Boater's World and the online discount marine places that, if you don't need it today, will ship it free to your house.
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Noticed a lot of late model Fountains for sale in the OSO classified recently from Washington, NC. Is Fountain selling boats direct to the public now? If so, that is a real nice touch considering the dealers out there with whole inventories of Fountain/ Baja products suffering from "lot rot."
http://www.fdfss.com/ The Link says the Fountain Dealers Factory Superstore Direct Sales only sells NEW FOUNTAIN's to people living in North and South Carolina and Virginia. The other's I would think are used trade-ins??????

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Old 07-01-2008, 03:07 PM
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http://www.fdfss.com/ The Link says the Fountain Factory Direct Sales only sells NEW FOUNTAIN's to people living in North and South Carolina and Virginia. The other's I would think are used trade-ins??????
Thats correct. When I became the dealer in SC in '03 there was no dealer serving the Carolinas except for one in Charlotte. He kept that market but I had all NC/SC. We marketed my marina as the Fountain Factory Store. Did lots of biz.

Problem is there are no dealers that can cross sell the line meaning both performance and fish. Now, while I could give a rats azz about the fish line, we sold quite a few strictly due to demand.

Thats all fish country. I started to make a pretty good dent with the performance stuff in the Myrtle Beach area but decided that property was worth more as development land and said C-Ya LOL
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They still have a 2007 left over. Holy crap.
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When is Baja production supposed to resume in North Carolina?
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When is Baja production supposed to resume in North Carolina?
I heard the first one is coming down the line NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's like a 29' Baja.
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I heard the first one is coming down the line NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's like a 29' Baja.
But it's actually a 25 with a beak..??
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They still have a 2007 left over. Holy crap.
The only 2007 that is on the new boat list belongs to the Aqua Toy Store????
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