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New boat owner here looking to gear up for my first season.  I am noticing some of the things I need like dock lines, fenders, anchor kits, life jackets, ect are much cheaper on Overton's compared to retailers such as West marine.  Even West Marines 40-50% black friday discount prices are still slightly more than Overton's on some of these items. 

Is Overton's stuff junk?  West marine over priced??  Is there somewhere else I should be buying this stuff from???

As usual, thanks a ton for any useful feedback!

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Yes, West Marine is over price.  Try Defender.com  I just use W.M. if I need something that day. Overton's is good, but there more for the smaller boats. Having a 29 footer I don't use them, if you compare the two sites you will see what I mean.  

 

 

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I have purchased many, many items from Overton's over the years.  That's who I used when I outfitted our bought when we bought it.

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AS I became older And admitted I really enjoyed fishing as much as being on the boat also.  On a trip or a day trip. I just bought the part or mechanic to do the repair NOW !!

Keep on boating & fishing.    :wub:

More than 1 time I offered the service manager a white envelop with a $ 50 in it & handed it to him as we talked. I went to the rest room. Came back & a mechanic was waiting for me.  The Manager & the great mechanic became business friends...……. Treat people with consideration & respect ?  They treat you the same way.

 I do bring work to 1 place for those 2 people each season. All 4 of us are happy. The 4 th person is the new boater.

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46 minutes ago, Chappy 651 said:

West Marine will price match any online store, its a little know fact

Well, that depends.... So If I walk into a W.M. here in Boston (Woburn, Braintree) and I get a better price from Defenders in CT. and there a 100 miles away they will not price match.

 

Price Match Guarantee

If you find a lower price on an identical product at a local retail store, West Marine will match that price within 30 days of purchase.

We will price match:

  • Local Stores within 50 miles
  • Amazon, direct from Amazon only
  • Sale and regular prices before shipping, handling and/or sales tax charges
  • Retail prices for wholesale Customers

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And they will only price match the same make and model.  Most of what is so cheap from Overton’s is not available from west marine.  
 

Still very useful info.  I used it once this fall and saved $100 on an onboard charger price matched to Amazon.

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