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Old 02 November 2004, 11:57   #1
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Cheap outboards

I am seriously considering buying an Optimax from these people http://www.boatmotors.com/rebuilt_outboard_motors/#150

2002 Mercury 25'' ERP 2-stroke Optimax **SUPER BUY** Factory Reconditioned Promotional Engines (MSRP $10,604.00) Zero Hours - Limited Quantities - One Season Use - View Optimax 135 hp Details - 1 Yr Mfr. Warranty $6,499.00

Has anyone actually bought from them ,Iknow about customs duty but still think it is a good deal at the moment .

Look forward to any constructive comments !
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Old 02 November 2004, 12:33   #2
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Lurch.... if this was my money i'd be asking some important questions like:

1) where do i get any warranty work carried out in the UK ?
2) Am i going to be hit by import tax ?
3) How much will it cost to have it shipped from the states ?

I've come to believe that there is no such thing as a good deal when it comes to boats and especially engines !!
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Old 03 November 2004, 13:15   #3
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Check these places out also, these are brand new in the box engines.

http://www.marine-outboards.com/Merc...oat_Motors.htm

http://www.edsmarinesuperstore.com/outboards.htm

I Live in Belgium and I just received my engine that came from the US.
OK I don't have a small chance to none to have any warranty work done on it, but I saved more than € 4000 on a 90Hp engine.

If I need another engine I know where I will buy...
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....So, if you bought an Opti say from the states would a british dealer not agree to work on this engine???
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Old 03 November 2004, 15:44   #5
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I'd imagine the dealers would agree to fix the engine, however the manufacturer would refuse any warranty work.

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Old 04 November 2004, 03:43   #6
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....So, if you bought an Opti say from the states would a british dealer not agree to work on this engine???
I would imagine you wouldn't find a problem getting work done on the engine but making any sort of warranty claim against the repair costs would be difficult, if the manufacturer honoured the warranties someone by now would have been importing engines in from the states and selling them far below UK prices.
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You've got to have a laugh at all this really!....

"So you make engines?"
"Yes"
"They are reliable"
"Yes"
"So reliable I could propell myself from one country to another"
"Oh Yes" (obviously said like Churchill)
"So how come the F*%@#ing warranty cant propell itself"

-------Stunned silence follows---------
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I would, tell them I bought the boat in the US.... second hand.... now Honor you warrenty ......
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On this very subject, I spoke to Barrus today as I am thinking of bringing in 2 Verados from New Zealand.


The warrenty is worldwide as long as the engne is registered by the original supplier.
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Old 04 November 2004, 13:05   #10
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On this very subject, I spoke to Barrus today as I am thinking of bringing in 2 Verados from New Zealand.


The warrenty is worldwide as long as the engne is registered by the original supplier.
So if this is the case then why cant i fly out to the US of A buy myself a container load of engines, register them with the dealer in the US and have them shipped back to the UK, then sell them well under the current UK prices ??? Surely someone would have thought of this by now !!
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