SaltyCajun.com http://louisianaofficesystems.com/

Notices

Go Back   SaltyCajun.com > Fishing Talk > Boating Talk

Boating Talk For discussion of everything related to boats and motors

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-22-2012, 08:55 PM
kveille kveille is offline
Flounder
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mandeville
Posts: 31
Cash: 640
Default Boat Delivery Date Question

Should a boat dealer be able to tell you an estimated delivery date? I ordered a Nautic Star 2110SE about 7 weeks ago and delivered a deposit check about 6 weeks ago. I was told that it would take about 6 weeks to come in. I called the dealer twice and asked for an update, but they keep telling me they are waiting on the manufacturer and it will take about a week to make the boat once construction starts. I got quotes from a few other dealers who had dates that the boats would be ready around this time, but they were slightly more expensive. Is it normal for a dealer to not to get an estimated delivery date that they can share with the customer?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-22-2012, 09:14 PM
2ndamendment's Avatar
2ndamendment 2ndamendment is offline
Red Snapper
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,155
Cash: 1,333
Default

Yes the dealer should be able to give you an estimated date. As the date givin draws near, the dealer should be able to supply you with a more accurate date range of 3 or so days.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-22-2012, 10:01 PM
kveille kveille is offline
Flounder
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mandeville
Posts: 31
Cash: 640
Default

That is what I thought. I will have to follow-up with them.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-23-2012, 07:10 AM
PaulMyers's Avatar
PaulMyers PaulMyers is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Moss Bluff, LA
Posts: 10,057
Cash: 18,485
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2ndamendment View Post
Yes the dealer should be able to give you an estimated date. As the date givin draws near, the dealer should be able to supply you with a more accurate date range of 3 or so days.
^^^^^ what he said ^^^^^
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-23-2012, 12:09 PM
wishin i was fishin's Avatar
wishin i was fishin wishin i was fishin is offline
Red Snapper
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Broussard
Posts: 1,110
Cash: 1,939
Default

Hey Keville, I ordered my 2110 around the same time you did and was told 6 weeks delivery if we had the order in before the 1st week of July. the dealer called me this weekend and said he has a "spray date/production date" for my boat and we finalized the options since they will not change anything after the date. Dealer said he should have the boat in a couple of weeks, 1 week ahead of schedule assuming a "couple" means 2.

it would be beneficial to with the dealer to see when they ordered the boat. if it was after the 1st week of July, you may be in for an +8 week wait. rumor is the 1st week of July is when Nautic Star releases the new year offerings to dealers and dealers usually hold orders till then. the disadvantage of this is all dealers usually place large orders at the same time and order fulfillment tanks.

I hope this is not the case with yours.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-26-2012, 09:43 AM
swamp_stalker swamp_stalker is offline
Sand Trout
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Slidell
Posts: 17
Cash: 616
Default Deposits

Maybe it is just my bad luck, but I quit giving deposits to order things that are not in stock. Every time I do, it takes much longer than I was originally told. Seems like once they have my money, and I am locked into the purchase, all of the initiative for the seller to earn my business is done and over with.

I just bought a new Lowe boat even though i would have preferred to have a custom aluminum boat built to my specifications. But, I was afraid that once the deposit was handed over the delivery date would have gone out the window and I didn't feel like dealing with that.

At the very least, I would have something in writing specifying a deadline for delivery or the dealer has to refund my deposit.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-26-2012, 10:19 AM
1234567 1234567 is offline
Redfish
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Lake Charles
Posts: 100
Cash: 639
Default

Amen. I understand people have to have a deposit. I will never do that unless I get a set date on when my S*** will come in or I get that $$$$ back. Waited 4 weeks on a trailer that was supposed to be there in 3 days.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-26-2012, 11:33 AM
blackmamba's Avatar
blackmamba blackmamba is offline
Red Snapper
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: lafayette
Posts: 1,746
Cash: 1,348
Default

The dealer is at the mercy of the manufacturer. If you paid in full I would be worried or aggravated but if you gave a deposit and you still owe a big balance believe me the boat dealer wants that boat to come in and out to you as soon as possible so he can get paid in full. Don't take it personally and piss off the people that will be taking care of any warranty issues or routine maintenance on your new investment... I know you're itching for the new boat tho. Congrats!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-26-2012, 11:45 AM
Salty's Avatar
Salty Salty is offline
Great White
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: LA
Posts: 25,447
Cash: 3,391
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackmamba View Post
The dealer is at the mercy of the manufacturer. If you paid in full I would be worried or aggravated but if you gave a deposit and you still owe a big balance believe me the boat dealer wants that boat to come in and out to you as soon as possible so he can get paid in full. Don't take it personally and piss off the people that will be taking care of any warranty issues or routine maintenance on your new investment... I know you're itching for the new boat tho. Congrats!
Good advice right there.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-27-2012, 07:31 AM
swamp_stalker swamp_stalker is offline
Sand Trout
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Slidell
Posts: 17
Cash: 616
Default

The last purchase I made that required a deposit was an outboard motor. Dealer said I would have it in 4 days. After 7 they hadn't even ordered it yet because they wanted to wait until they had a large order so they would save on delivery fees.

In my opinion, as a paying customer, it is their job to make sure and not piss me off. Not the other way around.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - [ARG:3 UNDEFINED], Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vB.Sponsors
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007 - 2008, PixelFX Studios
SaltyCajun.com logo provided by Bryce Risher

All content, images, designs, and logos are Copyright © 2009-2012,
Salty Cajun, LLC
No unathorized use is permitted
Geo Visitors Map