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BLUE SEAS Wiring Accessories
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posted 07-18-2009 02:36 PM ET (US)
What vendor has the best prices on BLUE SEA SYSTEMS marine electrical wiring accessories?
posted 07-18-2009 08:50 PM ET (US)
I found these:
posted 07-21-2009 02:30 AM ET (US)
I was able to find a brand new 8 rocker switch breaker panel on ebay for $100 that is $250 at West Marine.
Life is a flea market if you don't mind looking a bit. I could never have found that deal at even the most discounted dealer.
posted 07-21-2009 04:28 PM ET (US)
In the process of completely re-wiring my boat this spring/summer, I ended up buying the parts from various suppliers - I found that while some were less expesnive on some items, they were higher on others... sort of a "loss-leader" situation where they give you a deal on one thing in the hope that you'll buy other items. So it always helps to shop around for each item, each time.
As for my BS fuse box, I recall that I ended up buying it through ebay.
Although it's not BS related, I can say with certainty that genuinedealz.com had the best prices, by far (and with free shipping), on marine wiring and connectors.
posted 07-23-2009 05:30 PM ET (US)
I ordered all my BlueSeas stuff from www.fisheriessupply . They had the best prices I was able to find online, plus they also have a brick and mortar store that is located near me in Seattle, so I feel more comfortable doing business with them than some random shop I've never heard of.
I was a little annoyed when I was sent partial fulfillment of my order and told that the rest was on backorder. When the rest of the parts came a few days later, they were shipped immediately. However, this resulted in higher shipping charges, which I was not expecting. I would have preferred they'd just waited, or perhaps called or emailed me to ask what I wanted done.
They also subsituted one part I ordered with another that was of higher quality but lower price, after confirming with me that it would be ok. I was quite pleased, but a little frustrated when I discovered the heavier duty electrical connectors would not crimp using the tools I had at hand. Perhaps they should have informed me about this.
In the end, they discounted the shipping charge for me, so I really can't complain. They were quite helpful and friendly. They largely cater to the commercial fishing and workboat markets, so their prices are more competitive, but their service is more......lets just say "industrial" in nature.
posted 07-23-2009 05:31 PM ET (US)
oops, that should be www.fisheriessupply.com
posted 07-25-2009 07:01 PM ET (US)
I had good luck ordering blue sea components at a very reasonable rate from:
They just sent me a 10% discount coupon that should work for others. You enter this code at checkout:
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