I know in the car business the end of the month is the best time to buy a new car because the salesman had to make his or her quota and you'll get a better deal. What is the best time to buy a kayak off season on in the Spring. FishHawk
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End of the season|
Posted by: nebeginner on Oct-17-10 8:16 AM (EST)
Many dealers have sales on left over boats in September. Places that rent boats often have end of season sales on their rental fleets. You pay no sales tax on boats in Rhode Island.
end of season|
Posted by: bowrudder on Oct-17-10 1:04 PM (EST)
and when someone's going through a divorce
Posted by: LeeG on Oct-18-10 12:57 PM (EST)
Before getting on the water|
Posted by: Cliffjrs on Oct-18-10 9:13 AM (EST)
wouuld be the best time. Pre-season demo days allow one to paddle the current model during the season instead of storing a year-old model over the winter. Price doesn't vary that much from pre-season demo days to post season sales.
If you are buying direct from the|
Posted by: jackL on Oct-18-10 10:07 AM (EST)
manufacturer, (such as QCC), the prices will be the same through out the year.
Posted by: glennr on Oct-18-10 11:44 AM (EST)
Since buying my first two QCC boats I find they regularly put models on sale, the fall being one of those times that they usually do so.
Posted by: carldelo on Oct-18-10 3:28 PM (EST)
QCC does have more or less permanent sales. I ordered a boat in mid-March of this year because prices were the lowest then. In addition to the percentage off (20%, I think), the rudder was free. They also added a front bulkhead to a Q400S at my request, and made cool custom invisible drain ports out of the front deck fittings, both in lieu of the standard p-net discount. I assume this was to keep the shop active over the winter months.
Do you think Steve would be PO'd|
Posted by: jackL on Oct-18-10 6:42 PM (EST)
at me if I let the cat out of the bag that you can get that sales price year round !!!
snow zone garage cleanout time|
Posted by: willowleaf on Oct-18-10 11:32 AM (EST)
Up here in the snow zone, I've found the best time for finding good deals on used boats is in the Fall when people start cleaning out the garage to make room for the car.
When the wife is out of town ....|
Posted by: seadart on Oct-18-10 12:59 PM (EST)
Good one Dart!|
Posted by: Seadddict on Oct-21-10 10:41 AM (EST)
But I have to admit that on my last two boat purchases my wife actually said, "You better buy it now before they have a price increase." I love that woman....
Posted by: old_user on Oct-21-10 6:04 AM (EST)
Best time is autumn but this isn't a car, don't expect the kind of discounts car dealers give. There isn't the mark up in a kayak/canoe that there is in a car.
Posted by: steve on Oct-21-10 2:03 PM (EST)
I'm going to make the assumption that you've already paddled a bunch of boats, figured out exactly what you want, and what you can live with (in other words, what you'd get if you custom ordered vs. what colors/options wouldn't be deal-killers for you).
Posted by: dan4sea on Oct-21-10 3:30 PM (EST)
just after Christmas. New toys were purchased and the CC bills are coming in. The other thing is many don't paddle in the colder months and if they didn't much the summer before, they will release easier and for less
Posted by: jimx200 on Oct-22-10 12:20 PM (EST)
option: hit Sierra Trading Post on their 50% off email only sales. They sell blems/seconds and on my 3 purchases and friend's Tempest, the imperfections were very small/slight color swirl in 1-2 places. They ship UPS freight direct to you and no sales tax. They stand behind their sale as a member of our fishing group received his that carrier (not UPS) damaged and not visable until he completely unwrapped it. They sent replacement out same day and following day, the carrier picked up damaged one. Good company.
Posted by: redmond on Oct-22-10 1:31 PM (EST)
It's always a good time to buy a kayak!!!
Posted by: jonsprag1 on Oct-23-10 8:59 PM (EST)
best time is in the mid to late fall---a lot of shops want to clear up their inventory and a lot of paddlers are thinking about selling their current boat and buying a new one
right now and be flexible|
Posted by: jelson on Oct-23-10 9:28 PM (EST)
received an email from Mountainman Outdoors earlier in the week. Usually their kayak/canoe sales are 30% off max, but this sale was different. the % off increased with the age of the boat, so the 2010 models were 30% off, the 2009 were 40% off and the 2008 were 50% off MSRP. My husband and I just returned home from Mountainman in Old Forge NY with 2009 and 2008 Impex. We had been looking to buy used, but ended up paying same/less for "new" boats. Sure it was 300 miles round trip and there was snow on the ground and there wasn't much choice in colors or layup. But there weren't many cars on the road or customers in the store and staff at Mountainman allowed us more demo time than they would have been able to in season and they were able to devote more time to answering our questions.
Right now, if you buy mine!|
Posted by: Yanoer on Oct-24-10 7:26 PM (EST)
Which one(s) you selling?|
Posted by: LittleRed on Oct-24-10 8:59 PM (EST)