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Old 12-27-2008, 07:51 PM
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http://www.fountainpowerboats.com/fountain_exp.htm

Seems to be from Jan through April. Even airfare/accomodations are refunded if you buy and they are taking trades. Great idea but really alienates the dealers that are expanding their line (taking Baja), sitting on new 07/08 inventory or expanding their facilities like Shogren.......
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Seems to be from Jan through April. Even airfare/accomodations are refunded if you buy and they are taking trades. Great idea but really alienates the dealers that are expanding their line (taking Baja), sitting on new 07/08 inventory or expanding their facilities like Shogren.......
Back-dooring the dealers Whats up with that?
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Doesnt Shogren just usually end up getting the trades??
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From the 29 Fever to the legendary 47 Lighting, test drive our 2009 fleet, tour our showcase facility and meet the legendary Reggie Fountain. Trained factory sales specialists and dealer representatives from your area will answer your questions and help you custom order a Fountain at an unbeatable price.

it looks like they have the dealers there and I'll bet the deal goes through them. Seems like a pretty innovative way to sell a boat to me. Tour the factory, see everything they have to offer, drive it with factory reps, then make a deal with your local rep right there...
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From the 29 Fever to the legendary 47 Lighting, test drive our 2009 fleet, tour our showcase facility and meet the legendary Reggie Fountain. Trained factory sales specialists and dealer representatives from your area will answer your questions and help you custom order a Fountain at an unbeatable price.

it looks like they have the dealers there and I'll bet the deal goes through them. Seems like a pretty innovative way to sell a boat to me. Tour the factory, see everything they have to offer, drive it with factory reps, then make a deal with your local rep right there...
Thats cool!
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I hate to sound like Captain Obvious, but haven't they done this once a year for the past several years?

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Most likely, if you get your appointment, they will make sure a rep from the local dealer is also on site. the dealer gets the deal.
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Seems to be from Jan through April. Even airfare/accomodations are refunded if you buy and they are taking trades. Great idea but really alienates the dealers that are expanding their line (taking Baja), sitting on new 07/08 inventory or expanding their facilities like Shogren.......
Wow!!
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The dealer closest to your area gets the credit for the deal plus incentives.
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