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peetmin posted 12-23-2003 09:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for peetmin   Send Email to peetmin  
Happy holidays! I though I would post the results of my recent experience with “Broken Leg Dave” at Dave’s marine electronics. I have been shopping for a new VHF radio and had decided on the Standard Horizon Intrepid with the optional “RAM” remote microphone. I checked with all the usual suspects West Marine, Boaters World and Fisheries Supply and found all of the players pricing to be within $5 of each other. I then remembered a post by “Kingfish” recommending BLD’s Marine electronics. So I checked his web site. He was selling the radio for $198 while everyone else was at $240. That to me is a substantial savings around 20%.

So I ordered it last Tuesday Dec. 16th and asked if he could have it here before Christmas as it is a gift to me from my wife. I ended up paying a little more in shipping about the equivalent of what tax would have been had I purchased it locally. It arrived today Dec. 23rd.

I wanted to share this as it was a pleasure doing business with Dave. I called him with questions about a manufactures rebate and he returned my calls within hours. Hopefully someone else can find value with this resource. Merry Christmas hope Santa treats you well, Pete

Sal DiMercurio posted 12-23-2003 09:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
What is the correct site name, ?
I'v tried Daves marine electrinics & BLDs marine electronics & there aint no such thang as hooter might say.
Sal
Tom W Clark posted 12-23-2003 09:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Sal,

Try: http://www.brokenlegdave.com/

hardensheetmetal posted 12-23-2003 10:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
I have had a similar experience with BLD on a GPS, he was the lowest around.

Dan

peetmin posted 12-23-2003 10:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for peetmin  Send Email to peetmin     
Thanks Tom, I can never remember how to post a link. Pete
lae posted 12-23-2003 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for lae  Send Email to lae     
I would also like to verify a perfect deal and a better price than I found anywhere else with Dave.
Larry
kingfish posted 12-23-2003 11:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Hey Pete-

Glad things worked out for you with BLD - it does seem unusual to find someone who not only has consistently low prices, but also treats customers as well as Dave does. As I told him when I last purchased some electronics from him: I'll be back...

Merry Christmas-

kingfish

Einar posted 12-23-2003 11:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Einar  Send Email to Einar     
I bought my depth sounder and GPS from Dave. Great price and service both times.
Al
JOHN W MAYO posted 12-24-2003 02:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for JOHN W MAYO  Send Email to JOHN W MAYO     
Thanks for the good info on the dealer.I have not used him yet, but will certainly check him out on my next purchase. It is good that whaler members are looking out for each other.
peetmin posted 12-24-2003 05:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for peetmin  Send Email to peetmin     
Hey Sal- Funny thing, I did the exact same search as you and got the same results. If you add the apostrophe to the "Dave's" you get what you are after. Kind of strange. Merry Christmas all. Pete
gf posted 12-25-2003 11:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for gf  Send Email to gf     

Don't forget that there is a $40 rebate on that Standard Horizon rebate too!

http://www.standardhorizon.com/nov%2003.pdf

I ordered mine from Dave's on Wednesday!

peetmin posted 12-26-2003 09:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for peetmin  Send Email to peetmin     
GF-Great point, bt the way that rebate expires next Wednesday Dec. 31. pb
gf posted 12-29-2003 04:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for gf  Send Email to gf     

Dave Timmons from Dave's Marine called me today to tell me that the Intrepid+ has been discontinued and he can't get any more. Standard will be releasing new models soon.

I told him I appreciated the call and that I will place a new order when the new models are released.

I guess that's why they had the rebate!

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