Tacker boats no haggle price question

moombadazemoombadaze Posts: 2 Greenhorn
Looking at a boat at Bass proshops, they advertise a no haggle price. Is this true? or do they throw in some extras ? Just kinda seems strange to me as all my other boats i bought at a lower price

thanks

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  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 1,866 Captain
    Are you sure you want to buy a boat from bass pro shops?
    You should have been here yesterday
  • moombadazemoombadaze Posts: 2 Greenhorn
    Are you sure you want to buy a boat from bass pro shops?

    why ? they have what im looking for, is there something wrong with buying from them ?
  • Conchy CritterConchy Critter Posts: 925 Officer
    moombadaze wrote: »
    Looking at a boat at Bass proshops, they advertise a no haggle price. Is this true? or do they throw in some extras ? Just kinda seems strange to me as all my other boats i bought at a lower price

    thanks

    A buddy of mine was able haggle a very good price on a 25' Mako that had been there for a while. There prices seem to be competitive.
  • Rich MRich M Posts: 850 Officer
    It is their way of saying take it or leave it.

    You can always try to haggle and see what happens.
  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 1,866 Captain
    moombadaze wrote: »
    why ? they have what im looking for, is there something wrong with buying from them ?

    I wouldn't. Do you have boat dealerships in your area?
    You should have been here yesterday
  • Conchy CritterConchy Critter Posts: 925 Officer
    moombadaze wrote: »
    is there something wrong with buying from them ?

    No. They are a Tracker Dealer.
  • Topwater GuyTopwater Guy Posts: 398 Deckhand
    Are you sure you want to buy a boat from bass pro shops?

    X2
    Next time you are at BPS, pop some hatch covers open and take a really good look. When I look inside one, I see poor quality control, the least that should be done is complete the the fiberglass work. Out of sight out of mind is BS. Take a look, at how straight the screws that are holding the T-Top are installed. The one I saw, had to have been installed by someone driving them with a hammer. It is your money and spend it how you want, you can do better else where. I maybe over critical, of BPS and the boats they sell, I own a Gulfshore 20 by Young and it is all about the fit and finish. So I know what good work looks like....Too many really good used boats on the market....Not BPS.
    Lead, Follow..... Just, Get Out of the Way
  • Conchy CritterConchy Critter Posts: 925 Officer
    X2
    Next time you are at BPS, pop some hatch covers open and take a really good look. When I look inside one, I see poor quality control, the least that should be done is complete the the fiberglass work. Out of sight out of mind is BS. Take a look, at how straight the screws that are holding the T-Top are installed. The one I saw, had to have been installed by someone driving them with a hammer.

    How is that Bass Pro Shops fault? That is a builder not seller issue.
  • CountryBumpkinCountryBumpkin Fla. Piney WoodsPosts: 1,238 Officer
    How is that Bass Pro Shops fault? That is a builder not seller issue.

    Probably inferring that because they own Mako and most of the other brands they sell......would be my guess.:shrug

    I say......I say son.......new & improved my tail feathers.

  • petedoggiedogpetedoggiedog Posts: 95 Greenhorn
    basspro owns all the brands they sell.
  • R DaysR Days Posts: 87 Greenhorn
    Johnny Morris who owns bass pro owns mako, tracker, tahoe, triton, ranger, stratos, sun tracker and regency
  • 10kman10kman Posts: 277 Deckhand
    moombadaze wrote: »
    why ? they have what im looking for, is there something wrong with buying from them ?

    No there nothing wrong with spending money at BPS,your money.But its quite
    obvious that the day BPS buys a company there intention is to be the bottom
    priced item.Example;Mako boats,there rods and reels.Mako boats made in 1980's
    heavier,better quality.Be real interesting to see what they do with Cabela's.
    Huge quality differences between BPS and Cabela's on there private labeled
    merchandise.
    I am not criticizing BPS,because many times they underprice Walmart and
    that's real hard to do.
  • nowinchattnowinchatt Posts: 45 Greenhorn
    If they have something you really love and cannot find used, do your own inspection. Bring a mechanics' extendable magnet and inspection mirror, and a flashlight. Look in the hidden places for things that are lagged instead of thru bolted with nylock nuts, inspect the wiring, bilge area, use the magnet to see if fasteners are really stainless or not.
    If they are not comfortable with this level inspection, you should not feel comfortable either.
  • finbullyfinbully Posts: 435 Deckhand
    All of the BPS owned boat brands are trying to go to the no haggle pricing. I can tell you I just ordered a new Ranger bass boat and got a significant discount off their online pricing they are trying to feed us. We buyers will decide if this one price approach works. If you need them for financing you are not in as a good position as if you have cash, no trade or have financing elseware. If the Tracker is exactly what you want well then you are at their mercy. Keep in mind Johnny Morris did not build the empire he has without profit margins that make a lot of businesses envious.
  • Android77Android77 Posts: 466 Deckhand
    I saw one that had. Cooler mounted with drywall screws. The reason I noticed it was they left one in the boat and I looked hard to see if they really used them.

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