should i be worryied

 i was supposed to take possesion of my new boat 2 weeks ago i am now told it will be anouther week , This is after ordering it I was told "your in luck mate we have 1 of those in stock ready to go just need to have all the options you want fitted to it" , not prepared to name the dealership yet but will say they are 1 of the bigger 1s in wa ,


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 What sort of boat?

Wed, 2017-11-01 21:00

 What sort of boat?

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 Go & look at it, see where

Wed, 2017-11-01 21:39

 Go & look at it, see where they're at & get an itemised timeline.

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 It's probably not even on

Thu, 2017-11-02 13:03

 It's probably not even on site. I had the same issue, said they had one in stock ready to go but that stock was over in china so I had to wait for shipping. That's if it's a trailcraft 

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By the sounds of things

Wed, 2017-11-01 21:52

 it wasn’t even in stock to start eith, I would be guessing they told you what you what you wanted to hear, in order to get the deal over the line. I could be wrong, but that’s my take on the situation 

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Sadley this is all to often the case

Wed, 2017-11-01 23:01

I agree with what scanno has to say, all to often the dealer will say what he thinks you want to hear so that he has the deal in his pocket (and probably the money) when in fact the boat you ordered is not in the state or his yard.

It's been a long time since I have brought a boat but sadly it appears that not much has changed, the people prone to making promises that they have no hope of fulfilling just move from one yard to another.

N o doubt you will hear those famous words from his lips "trust me it will be here blah blah blah". In some cases something out of his control may have happened to delay his getting your boat to you when stated. I'm always suspicious of businesses that give you a completion date then extend it more than once, they get put on the never to do business with again list.

An idea would (if I may suggest it) is drop into his yard or factory and ask to be shown your boat (providing it's in this state) just so you can visualize how it is coming along.

If it's in the eastern states you want the contact number of the manager who has your boat in their yard and contact them right then and there.

No co operation get onto consumer protection you may unfortunately be dealing with someone who has a doggy history or is experiencing a cash flow problem and can't afford to get the things you want done to your boat until he comes up with the folding stuff.

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its in

Fri, 2017-11-03 20:37

 hey meg its in WA 

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sounds fishy to me

Thu, 2017-11-02 05:58

 surely you must have seen it then asked for the changes ,agreed on price ,1 more week shouldnt make much diff. so long as youve been there to see if they have actually started doing any of the modifications

cant be willie surely!!

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dont be stupid

Thu, 2017-11-02 22:44

 not bloody willie , if i wasnt a impulse buyer i would have got willie to build me a boat , seems now i should have as delivery is taking that long i should have gone with willie from bullet boats if its not there on wensday i will demand my money back and get willy to build me 1

 

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im stupid ?

Fri, 2017-11-03 07:34

 classic PETERMAC !!brags about his mate and then buys else where IMO u had it coming to you 

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 Demand your money back? Lol

Fri, 2017-11-03 12:50

 Demand your money back? Lol good luck with that, sign any papers did you?

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 Unfortunately it's full

Fri, 2017-11-03 20:15

 Unfortunately it's full money upfront without even seeing the boat with those guys...

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Well wensday has come and

Thu, 2017-11-09 21:28

Well wensday has come and gone.

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Sometimes things crop up out of anyone’s control

Thu, 2017-11-02 07:42

 However its about how they are communicating this with you. If there is a delay they should have contacted you to explain before the due date. If there is more delays then they should be looking at some form of extra bonus or cash off to keep you happy IMO.

 

When you sign a deal on something like this and want it on the due date just add something to their purchase contract like

*I need this boat for a trip to on xyz date (make it a week past their initial date) and if its not ready for then the boat will be no good for me

 

This will give you the ability to walk away from the deal and far more likely to get their butts into gear 

 

 

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comunication

Thu, 2017-11-02 22:52

 the only comunication i have with them is when i ring up and ask if my boat is ready to go

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The man for whom time no longer excists?

Thu, 2017-11-02 07:43

Relax Petermac , you have all the time in the world , all the time in the world. ( closing lines from the movie , The time machine with Rod Taylor)

I with the boys on this one , one small delay is something that happens , but 2 or more "' small delays'' is starting to smell like bull;;;it,

And yes this can be a business tactic, I once worked at a auto trans repair shop and stood in as phone bitch  every now and then.

The bosses orders were , no matter how busy we were , get the buggers in, promise them the world , pull a bit off when car arrives

and then push it out the back for a week etc, I lasted a month there, and it still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth all these years later.

Not tough and inhuman enough for that type of businessman?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,guilty.

Hang in there pete , and let us know how the whole buying experience went after shes safely in the driveway.

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sounds like my last diesel

Thu, 2017-11-02 09:33

sounds like my last diesel mechanic - middle of winter pulled the manifolds off port motors and took them away - had to chase him for 2 months and in the end I went to his workshop and picked them up and got someone else to do the job - I have since found out that was his tactic - pull a few bits off - head to the next job - keeps a constant stream of work in the pipeline.....

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trailcraft?

Thu, 2017-11-02 08:58

 if its a trailcraft , the guy i dealt with a couple of years ago in freo was unbelievably "innaccurate" with his "promises" so i went elsewhere.

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 Does sound like Brett at

Thu, 2017-11-02 09:12

 Does sound like Brett at saltwater

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Same thing happened to me

Thu, 2017-11-02 10:07

Same thing happened to me when I got my new one off them a few years back, took 2.5 months longer than it should have!!! Worst service ever! When you get your boat and if it has a kill tank make sure it's sealed where it meets the deck as "NONE" of the new ones are! my advice is to email to keep a paper trail, no point face to face. I ended up in yelling matches over mine! 

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 If you are dealing with

Thu, 2017-11-02 16:52

 If you are dealing with Saltwater Marine I'm not surprised you are being stuffed around. They are a mob of c**nts.

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Some very sound advice in above posts

Thu, 2017-11-02 17:07

This should be a great time for you, getting a new boat and looking forward to doing the things you have been looking forward to doing. When delays in getting the boat crop up which we all acknowledge can happen a good dealer will advise you immediately of what has happened.

As I have said previously as have others if it happens more than once start the paper trail and be firm, this is your money and you want some demonstrated action by the dealer to smooth your building anxiety about the situation.

Please keep us advised of the progress being made with your pride and joy and perhaps let the dealer know that you are keeping all your boatie mates appraised of the situation as well.

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 sometimes its better to take

Thu, 2017-11-02 18:25

 sometimes its better to take one off the lot then add the extras after. then you know what your getting . 

not good when you pay out good money for something and you dont get what your after for a while. 

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 Good to see you are sending

Thu, 2017-11-02 19:46

 Good to see you are sending your winnings well, Pete

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bloody hell you blokes

Thu, 2017-11-02 22:32

 you blokes that that have posted on this thread some of you have guessed the dealer , delvery was going to be tomorrow out to next wensday now that 4 times now the delivery date has changed ,i am getting pissed of now if not delivered wensday there is going to be dramas 

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 Not hard to guess, there

Fri, 2017-11-03 09:31

 Not hard to guess, there reputation is terrible. 

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 Shit the song and dance you

Fri, 2017-11-03 10:03

 Shit the song and dance you made about the old Razorline you use to own. now you buy a trailcraft. What were you thinking. Of all the boats you could of bought with your winnings.

Good luck.

 

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 You get your boat?

Wed, 2017-11-08 21:31

 You get your boat?

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itl be popcorn time

Thu, 2017-11-09 05:52

 once /- if and when he takes delivery 

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no havent got it yet

Thu, 2017-11-09 18:56

 saturday morning is the new delivery date now

 

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Shit Pete

Thu, 2017-11-09 19:09

 We will have had two or three prime ministers by the time you get it and maybe one of them could be an aussie !!!!

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boat pick up

Thu, 2017-11-09 19:55

 i am geting my boat saturday morning (apparently ) a bloke from K town is picking up his new 6.5 meter traily at the same time , his is 3 months late in delivery , what he dosent know is his boat was badly scratched when it was unloaded and when i was in the yard yesterday to vent about anouther delivery delay the workers were desperatly trying to patch up the scratches in the paint work , heres the thing should i tell him his boat was scratched and its been patched ? i realy dont want to ruin the day he gets a brand new boat

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 He should be able to notice

Thu, 2017-11-09 21:40

 He should be able to notice it if he does a proper inspection, they literally just use a can of spray paint for painting.Don't accept  delivery until they set that trailer up properly either!

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Don't keep us in suspense

Sat, 2017-11-11 17:19

Don't keep us in suspense Pdiddy

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6 mins !!

Sat, 2017-11-11 19:04

I want my 6mins back plus 20seconds typing

this ! What stupid post!!  

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all good

Sat, 2017-11-11 20:30

 got to pick up the boat this morning

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 Post some photos mate

Sat, 2017-11-11 20:34

 Post some photos mate

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will do

Sun, 2017-11-12 22:59

 i will post some do you want to do fenacl fishing comp next year i have k town accomo and know the fishing grounds up there pretty well

 

 

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Have you got a good

Sat, 2017-11-11 21:51

Have you got a good chiropractor?

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hmm

Sat, 2017-11-11 22:07

That could easily be mistaken for the green tinge of jealousy showing through big fella

I bet you've gone out and bought a few extra lotto tickets even though you wouldnt admit it  

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Did you leave the apostrophe

Sat, 2017-11-11 23:28

Did you leave the apostrophe out as bait or was it a genuine gaff?

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Sun, 2017-11-12 09:15

thought it may have been too subtle for you 

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swore i would

Sun, 2017-11-12 23:02

 i swore i would get anouther ali boat but i am a impulse buyer , yes do know a good chiro but she is in k town 

 

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I'm missing the chiropractor jibe

Sat, 2017-11-11 22:42

I don't get the jibe and I don't see any words of conformation that he has picked up his boat yet.

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 About 4 posts up meg

Sat, 2017-11-11 23:08

 About 4 posts up meg

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