If you are considering purchasing a new Mercury outboard motor. You may ask yourself “how can I save money on my purchase?” In this article I will uncover several ways to save on your new outboard.
The first thing to consider is the time of year you purchase your motor. It is true that there are advantages to the timing of your purchase. Since winter months are a slow time in the marine industry, Mercury Marine offers incentives to customers willing to purchase motors during the colder months. Currently boaters purchasing 40hp through 400hp outboards, as well as 9.9hp and 15hp Pro Kickers by March 31, 2020 will receive a factory rebate of up to $2,250, depending on the horsepower chosen for their boat. You could also forgo the rebate in exchange for attractive financing. This promotional financing offer is 0 down, 0 payments and 0 interest for six months on all qualified purchases. Finally, Mercury is offering a free additional 2 year warranty on new 2.5 hp through 400hp* motors through March 31, 2020.
Next, consider where you are purchasing your motor. Two important factors come into play here. While most consumers automatically believe that shopping the “big” stores will save you money, this is usually not the case. The smaller shops have considerably less overhead, advertising expense, and staff and they in turn pass that savings on to the customer. The other factor to consider is knowledge. The big guys sale clerk usually will not have the years of experience and knowledge needed to get you in the correct motor the first time. We have heard countless stories of boaters in underpowered motors because they did not purchase a motor with the horse power and options they truly need. Most boaters in this situation end up purchasing another motor costing them thousands of dollars.
So, if you are in the market for a new Mercury outboard do your homework first. Look for rebates and warranty promotions in the winter months and consider the smaller boat shop for personalized, expert service at great prices.
Have fun out on the water!