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Old 21 May 2004, 05:09   #11
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Sadly I cannot get to Ribex - half term intrudes - hence my need for advices in this forum. Will write more later. Is there any way I can access show prices without even going to the show? Surely this is all a bit like buying a car and is down to hard haggling at the final stage?

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Old 21 May 2004, 07:09   #12
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Your absolutely correct in your assumption and yes you will be able to haggle a better deal just after the show especially if you go for one of the lower more budget rib manufacturers, earlier this year i seriously looked at XRibs (now XS) and they were doing deals based on show prices after LBS, i didnt like the fact i couldn't view the boat i was interested in as they didn't yet have one made up, and they didn't have one i could demo on the water either , suppose it was a bit like asking me to buy a car i'd never seen and never driven and had only seen and read dsecriptions from a sales literature hand out !! and even when i started to back away they kept lowering the price and throwing in extra's. Now i know they were desperate for business earlier this year and to get a foot hold in the Rib market, and i suppose flooding may have been a good tactic, after buying a dog though i'm now more weary about how i look and rate boats especially relating to the times of year i go boating and what sea states i want to go out in !!

When i do though think about upgrading my current boat i might look at this particular manufacturer and ask questions again, they did seem like value for money especially as you go up the size range, hopefully by then others on the forum will have had some experience with theres and be able to give feedback.
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Old 21 May 2004, 07:15   #13
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A veritable feast of sensible advice from the Rat today - and two well deserved green blobs in recognition of the fact; well done, mate
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Old 21 May 2004, 07:20   #14
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Thanks Phil .....sometime i scare myself

Maybe i should start a problem clinic and put my PHD in Psychology into practice
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Old 21 May 2004, 07:21   #15
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Sorry guys a bit of a fraudiant slip there should have been Gynaecology
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Old 21 May 2004, 07:26   #16
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How about a sanitorium for terminally bewildered owners of f**ked Evinrudes, complete with free Prozac subscriptions?
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Sorry guys a bit of a fraudiant slip there should have been Gynaecology
Do you mean 'fraudulent' or 'Freudian'?
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Old 21 May 2004, 07:29   #18
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Definitely fraudulent in this case
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My last Evinrude case ended up tying the thing around his kneck and jumping in and that was after hours of therapy too Prozacs gooood stuff especially washed down with a few beers

Kids dont try that at home either !!
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Definitely fraudulent in this case
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