It's been said here before, but just use the line "That's not acceptable" and see where it leads. Having alternatives from another dealer helps too. Bad time of year to negotiate a good price.I live in the Orlando, Florida and am ready to buy a Bennington Pontoon Boat. I am trying to decide between the NEW SFX20 and the SFX22. The SFX20 has a 70 HP Yamaha and the SFX22 has the 90 HP Yamaha engine. Any suggestions as what might be the best choice would be helpful.
Also, how do you negotiate a price on these boats. All I have been able to do is get the factory suggested retail price from the three dealers that I have been talking with. I will be paying CASH with no trade in. I have my own tandem pontoon trailer. I have never paid the suggested retail price on any new automobile that I have purchased and believe that I should be able to buy a boat for a less than sticker price. Anyone who has experiences in negotiating a price on a new Bennington would be appreciated. My email is: Houston@cfl.rr.com .
I live in Inverness and also bought my boat at Apopka Marine. I have been very happy with their service, etc.Thanks to all of you good people who responded to my request about negotiating a price on a boat. You all really helped me a lot.
I have now purchased a New SFX 22 with a 115 HP Yamaha. I will pick it up next week. I bought it about 60 miles away at Apopka Marine Center in Inverness. I believe that I got a good deal based on all of your help and input.