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    Default Where do I buy a brand new Seadoo gti se

    I want to buy a brand new 2008 seadoo gti se. I have searched the internet for days and I cannot find anywhere that will give me a half decent deal. I really resent paying $4 or $5 thousand dollars more in Canada than I could buy one in the US. I don't have time to go to the US and deal with all the paperwork and hassle that goes with it.

    I am near Calgary. Can anyone please help...

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    there is no hassle and paperwork associated with bringing a boat over. as long as you have a bill of sale, and a title signed over to you 1/2 an hr at the border and the payment of taxes and you will be over and done with.

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    Also ask the dealer in the US about exporting, they usually wont charge you tax down there if u are exporting.
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    I had a chat to a Seadoo rep at the boat show about this topic - buying in the US and importing. He smiled and says he gets the question all the time. He said there is nothing stopping you from doing this and you'll save a few thousand (depending on the model) but in the end Bombardier will not honor the warranty up here.
    He also said they have a few more incentives for buyers here. Specifically an extra year of warranty for free as factory cash and/or financing incentives but didn't say how much.
    Just food for thought.

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    Smile Thanks all

    Thanks for the replies and advice. It's the Calgary boat show this week so I'll try and find out why I should buy in Canada and not the US. It will depend I guess on what the extra 'incentives are'. So I guess it's saving a few thousand but no warranty (often not worth the paper they are printed on anyway) against convenience and a few questionable incentives.

    I'll let you know what happens at the show, maybe I'll get a show special price!!!
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    Hey no problem. My advice to you when going to the boat show...swear to yourself that you'll only look at the GTI. Get some horse blinders if you have to. I made the mistake of touching and feeling the new RXT-X. If my girlfriend wasn't there to physically restrain me I would have probably traded in last years GTI SE for it - even though I can't afford to. It is one VERY sexy machine.

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    Smile GTI SE 155 Red

    Thanks Kev.

    The boat show was fantastic. I had to restrain myself from not buying an 18' boat.

    They had all the seadoos on display and I decided to go for the GTI SE 155 hp in red. I know I could have saved money by going to the US to buy. But I thought 'what the hell'.

    You were right some of the other machines looked incredible. The seadoo is for all the family to use so a musclecraft was not really an option. I did okay though as I got a show special price, a 3 year warranty and an upgraded trailer as well as the safety kit and everything else I need to get going. Maybe in a year or two I may want something different but this is a great set up for now. I also got some toys at a great price. A set of water skis and a tube plus a couple of tow ropes.

    Roll on the summer!!!

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    Congrats on the new GTI SE!! You and the fam will have a blast with it.

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    Hi

    Do you mind letting me know which dealer you bought your new Seadoo GTI SE (2008 model?) from - were they based in Calgary? We're looking to buy a recreational Seadoo and have more or less decided on the GTI. Also, would you mind letting me know the special show price you were offered - we would like to go to the dealer armed with as much buying power as poss! Any other info would be good. Thanks.

    Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev26 View Post
    I had a chat to a Seadoo rep at the boat show about this topic - buying in the US and importing. He smiled and says he gets the question all the time. He said there is nothing stopping you from doing this and you'll save a few thousand (depending on the model) but in the end Bombardier will not honor the warranty up here.
    He also said they have a few more incentives for buyers here. Specifically an extra year of warranty for free as factory cash and/or financing incentives but didn't say how much.
    Just food for thought.
    The price difference is usually on the order of $3000-$4000, and that's with "adjusted" pricing. A one year extended warranty doesn't even make a dent. I'm wrestling with the idea right now myself since I just can't justify spending $3000 more just to support a Canadian retailer.

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