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Kelly posted 07-10-2001 04:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for Kelly   Send Email to Kelly  
Does anybody have any experience with Boats.net. The prices they post on Yamahas look pretty good. Kelly
Bigshot posted 07-11-2001 11:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Be careful with Yamaha prices. They are alacart. No wire harness($150), controls(250), prop(350), guages(200) etc. Find out what it comes with, most are literally engine only(fine on a 25hp).
Kelly posted 07-11-2001 12:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
Bigshot, you are right. But the motor only prices that they have posted appear better, or at least as good as other numbers that I have seen except for one dealer that I have talked with. Problem is, they are about a 200 mile one way drive. Kelly
Bigshot posted 07-11-2001 01:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Not a problem but if only a couple hundred difference in $, I would go locally. You can use their price as a nogotiating tool. Remember you still need it mounted and serviced.
karmannghia posted 07-11-2001 02:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for karmannghia  Send Email to karmannghia     
Last I heard, yamaha frowns on interstate selling of their products. I requested a quote recently from a dealer in virginia to ship to Georgia. And his reply was they weren't allow to ship it to another state. I dont' know how boats.net able to get around this? Unless I have been given B.S., but that wasn't the first time I have heard of it.
karmannghia posted 07-11-2001 03:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for karmannghia  Send Email to karmannghia     
Last I heard, yamaha frowns on interstate selling of their products. I requested a quote recently from a dealer in virginia to ship to Georgia. And his reply was they weren't allow to ship it to another state. I dont' know how boats.net able to get around this? Unless I have been given B.S., but that wasn't the first time I have heard of it.
Kelly posted 07-11-2001 03:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
Karmannghia, those were really fun cars, but back to boats.

I had the same experience when I called a place in Virginia. Just as well, have seen unfavorable posts about the place I called lately.

Bigshot, you're probaly right, the right local shop will probably be the best choice if they are anywhere close on price. I wish I could find the right shop in Atlanta, but to date I haven't had much luck. I guess I'll look a little harder.

Oh yea, I emailed boats.net two days ago and haven't even received an acknowledgement. Not a good sign. Kelly

Bigshot posted 07-11-2001 03:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
doing the same, just to see. What size are you looking for and where do you live. That site gives you JUST the engine(read specs). Smaller ones include prop and tank(30-).
Kelly posted 07-11-2001 05:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
Bigshot, I just got a reply from boats.net. They cannot ship over 30hp, must install on boat.

They are located in Lake Placid, FL if that is any help to you. Good luck, Kelly

Bigshot posted 07-11-2001 09:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Yes but they did not give me prices. see what happens.
Bigshot posted 07-12-2001 08:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Said the 2002 are actually cheaper than the 01's which are all gone.

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