I have heard 30% from other people. My local dealer looked at me like I had three heads when I was discussing discounts. RediculousI think it really depends on what you are purchasing. If you are getting a base boat without many add-ons price may be a bit more fixed. If you option your boat out to the nines they have more room for discounting. There have been other threads on this topic recently so take a look and see if you can find them. I had a couple dealers price out a G series for me last spring and it was about 30% discount. The dealer I got the best price at is a large volume dealer not on the water so they don't do on the water delivery. If you are already a seasoned boater it may not matter but as someone new to this I was torn. I ended up holding off for a year on making my purchase so I will be purchasing here in late fall. In speaking to the dealer they said prices for the LX (name for new G series) is about the same so I'm anticipating not a big jump in price. My smailler dealer that has excellent customer service and will come to my lake (50 miles away from them) for delivery was $1500-2000 more. Depends on what is important to you. We are in central MN.
Through the Bennington build a boat website you can send your dream boat to a dealer for pricing. If you aren't sure about your local dealer just put in a different dealer and they will get back to you for pricing. Are you looking to buy a "floor model" or custom order one? If you are looking for one in stock there will be some good pricing on closeout 2020 models. If you are looking to order then you can try the above. As I said it depends on what your priorities are. Rock bottom price or service and customer service. I may spend more money to go with a dealer who can do water delivery and teach me a bit about boating versus just the best price. I'm new to this and want to make sure I know the secrets of launching a boat, care for my Bennington, ect...I have heard 30% from other people. My local dealer looked at me like I had three heads when I was discussing discounts. Rediculous
What was your overall discount they offered if you don’t mind me asking ?GreatLakes87 [Moderator edit] XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX He is a real stand up guy and was beyond helpful throughout the entire process. Not to mention their service department is top notch as well.
Yes, you are correct, there are a lot of variables at play here, but I do think materials costs have increased and the supply chain has become much less reliable. Take aluminum, for example, I found this after some quick googling:[SNIP]but prices have risen dramatically over the past few years (with no significant increase in costs) so I'm sure margins grew a little too. That 32.5% figure above sounds encouraging but for me it's blown out by how crazy high the MSRPs have become. It's industry wide, I'm not blaming only Bennington.
And my Understanding with Aluminium is it saw a very large increase the last 1.5 years. So that 2.31% is on top of other recent increases since about 2017-18.Yes, you are correct, there are a lot of variables at play here, but I do think materials costs have increased and the supply chain has become much less reliable. Take aluminum, for example, I found this after some quick googling:
"Aluminum increased 41.75 USD/Tonne or 2.31% since the beginning of 2020, according to trading on a contract for difference (CFD) that tracks the benchmark market for this commodity."