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    The total price for a Spark 3up is over 8000 dollars .

    I requested a quote from my local dealer " Riva Motorsports Miami " on a spark 3up and this is what I got .


    Good Morning ,
    We have 1 Sea-Doo Spark in stock 3 seater 90 hp.
    We can sell it to you for a total price of $8118.16
    This price does not include a trailer!.
    $6299
    $ 395 freight
    $ 365 assembly
    $ 399 doc prep.
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    $7458.00
    $ 505.56 fl. sales tax
    $ 154.60 spark registration & title fee
    $8118.16 TOTAL OTD PRICE
    Thank You


    305-258-2000
    Riva Motorsports




    Thats over 2000 dollars on top of the 6200 mrsp , and for me thats too much , you add the price of a new trailer to that and it gets close to 9000 dollars . Where did the affortability go ??? ...


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    ouch..that's not going to meet the market class..I'd be more inclined to buy a leftover faced with that price point.

    $365 for "assembly"..what they pay their assembly techs better then $40 and hour?..I'm moving back to Miami!

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    Same thing a lot of Australians are finding.... It's plus this, plus that... They should call it a spark "plus" lol

    10,000 for a "cheap" ski here... I don't think so

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    These things look like they come assembled out of the box, so no thanks on paying assembly. Document prep? What does that even mean, no thanks I'll do it myself. Register it on your own as well. And if they have it "in stock" where do they get off charging freight?

    Excuse my ignorance, but I've never bought a pwc new from dealer. I get they aren't making much money on them, but I have to feel that the better strategy would be get them out the door and make your money on maintenance, repairs, accessories. The saying is you catch more bees with honey than vinegar right?

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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    well they do come in a crate and there are things that have to be put on. When I was an apprentice motorcycle tech ( kirkes that was 1975 if I recall), the only job they let me do was "assemble" motocycles.

    There is some minor paperwork to be done..but the fee is high in my opinion

    in "in stock" or not, they are shipped from Canada..so the freight is going to cost. No doubt in Seattle or points north..far cheaper..

    here's what I would buy for $8k

    http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/boa/4127029352.html

    only 15 hours....

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    oh yeah the OTD price assume you have a trailer..add $1000 to that hole in the water you are about to start digging....

    at this time of year dealers are anxious to sell ANYTHING...so go make a lowball<<but reasonable>> offer on your dream ski

    Walk up to the salesman..pull5k in cash out of your pocket and say:

    "Wanna move one today..but only $200 0ver invoice or the cash and I move on out"


    the area seadoo dealerhas some craigslist ads for blowout end year sale starting at $6k..which I'll assume is a plain jane 130 4-tec..but for that price you get a trailer too.

    bet you show up with 5k cash money..you can make a deal

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    I would negotiate about 4-5 hundred of those fees away before I bought the Spark from them

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    I wanted the quote to have an idea of the real price and maybe pull the trigger at the end of the year , but after seeing what they are asking ....... there is no way in hell Im gonna buy that ski for that kind of money , they are crazyyyyy

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    New Skis cost money, and you have to pay the freight and taxes and the fees to the State/County you live in,
    only a complete Noob would think they are getting a 7,000.00 ski for 5 grand.

    The 5-6 thousand dollar area is a whole different ballgame,
    This is not the area of the battleship cruiser tugboats, listing for 18 grand and selling for 13 or 14 grand. Lots of room to move with those high priced Watercraft.

    Once you start listing skis for 5 grand the profit is in the hundreds, not the thousands. Most dealers will make 200-300 dollars on the ski itself, its all in the fake Document fees where they can make the profit.
    Like I told you in the other area yo69xl,
    Contact North Miami Motorsports, contact the Riva location in the keys, Contact Broward Motorsports and get a quote from all of them. Also Riva's Main location in Palm beach is a good place to get in touch with for a competitive quote.

    Tell them a competitor of their's tried to "fee you to death" and you are shopping for a lower total price on the 3up Spark. You will get a lower price, then email the Riva guy and tell them what price he has to beat to get your dollars.
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    Well, it is RIVA... Overpriced on 90% of everything anyway.

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