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Boat show pricing?

MGoMike

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Anybody attending one of the boat shows going on now (Chicago, LA, Nashville, etc)? I’m looking to get a Yamaha 212x at the Detroit Boat show in February and I’m curious what kind of discount I should expect.

BTW - first time boat buyer. Can’t express how helpful it has been to read through the threads on the site to get me comfortable in taking the plunge.
 

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You should go to the fishing show this weekend in Novi. Usually they have quite a few boats, and while it is not guaranteed to find the exact one you like, you get a good idea on what type of pricing discount one could get at a show.
 

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Anybody attending one of the boat shows going on now (Chicago, LA, Nashville, etc)? I’m looking to get a Yamaha 212x at the Detroit Boat show in February and I’m curious what kind of discount I should expect.

BTW - first time boat buyer. Can’t express how helpful it has been to read through the threads on the site to get me comfortable in taking the plunge.

I’m going to the Atlanta boat show today. I’ll report back prices if they have them listed. I don’t expect much discount though on 2019 Yamahas.
 

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I got "boat show pricing" from our only local dealer when I bought in May '17. It was basically $500 off MSRP and "free prep"
 

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I'll be at Atlanta show tomorrow. From what I remember last year, there wasn't a great discount for current year. There was a pretty good discount for previous year.

I’m going to the Atlanta boat show today. I’ll report back prices if they have them listed. I don’t expect much discount though on 2019 Yamahas.
They have some Boats and Brew thing tonight with Red Hare brewing. Should be fun.

Say hello to Rick at Park Marine. He will know me as the guy who's boat burned up :)
 

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I'll be at Atlanta show tomorrow. From what I remember last year, there wasn't a great discount for current year. There was a pretty good discount for previous year.



They have some Boats and Brew thing tonight with Red Hare brewing. Should be fun.

Say hello to Rick at Park Marine. He will know me as the guy who's boat burned up :)
Ha yep I plan to enjoy a few of the $5 Red Hares while there. Ha ok, I'll swing by their booth. Park Marine are a good group. I kept my boat at their Marina on Allatoona and they treated us well.
 

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I got "boat show pricing" from our only local dealer when I bought in May '17. It was basically $500 off MSRP and "free prep"
I’ve heard that Yamaha doesn’t discount much. Interesting to see just how little. Not much of an incentive to pull the trigger during the show itself!
 

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Can't help you much on the pricing question, but like you, I was a first time boat buyer 5 months ago when we bought our 212X. If your experience is anything close to mine, you will be a very happy boat owner. Expect a few small gremlins, but they pale in the context of the overall experience with this boat. Great choice.

And welcome to the forum.

Jeff
 

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I talked to my sales guy and they are more about lower financing and they give you the deluxe mooring cover.
 

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While true for any inventory I think it's especially true for Yamaha JBs: the best deals/prices can be had on what's sitting in a dealers yard. Yahama must reward well for moving inventory.

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I’m going to the Atlanta boat show today. I’ll report back prices if they have them listed. I don’t expect much discount though on 2019 Yamahas.
Any report back from the Atlanta Boat Show?
 

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Any report back from the Atlanta Boat Show?
agree with @AlphaKap . The best way to get a discount on a Yamaha is to find a left over '18 or wait to after the season and find a left over '19.
 

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Thank you. Do you know what the finance specials are? Currently the specials online are 0% down and 5.24% for top tier credit OR 60 months at 3.99%, which is nothing mind blowing ....
 

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Thank you. Do you know what the finance specials are? Currently the specials online are 0% down and 5.24% for top tier credit OR 60 months at 3.99%, which is nothing mind blowing ....
Keep in mind those financing specials are "with approved credit"......I was told that you had to have an 820 credit score or better I think to get that rate. Not sure what your situation is, but I was near the low 800's at the time and didn't get the promotional rate through Synchrony.
 

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5.24% for how long? Rates are going up. I got 4.75% for 15 years on my boat back in 2016 through my credit union. They are now at 6.25% for the same 15 year loan.
 

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That’s ridiculous over 820. I should be okay, but still 820 is super high.

When I picked up a new car back in Feb 18 I was a 827. Then a few months later I thought I had something on autopay and I didn’t, received an email that I missed a payment, the company reported the late payment and the score went down to 765. Not cool...
 

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That’s ridiculous over 820. I should be okay, but still 820 is super high.

When I picked up a new car back in Feb 18 I was a 827. Then a few months later I thought I had something on autopay and I didn’t, received an email that I missed a payment, the company reported the late payment and the score went down to 765. Not cool...
Yea, I was a bit sore about it. Still am to be quite honest. First time in my life I've applied for something and not received "top tier" financing options. Local Credit Union couldn't beat them even at the lower level, so I went with them anyway, despite the higher than expected rate, and the, IMO, obvious bait and switch tactics.
 

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Went to ATL boat show, no discounts really. I just pulled the trigger on a 2018 242 LTD S E. 11K discounted! They gave me 5 year YES and a fancy boat cover. Oh and the starter emergency kit. And they will hold the boat until I ask them for it, which likely will be march/april.
 

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Went to ATL boat show, no discounts really. I just pulled the trigger on a 2018 242 LTD S E. 11K discounted! They gave me 5 year YES and a fancy boat cover. Oh and the starter emergency kit. And they will hold the boat until I ask them for it, which likely will be march/april.
Cool. Congrats on the new boat!
 
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