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How A Group Buy Works

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If you are in need of a piece of expensive gear that you think others may need also, a group buy may be just the thing. But how does it work?

The best example of a group buy is the Cape Horn Windvane (http://www.caphorn.com). I use this as an example because we have had two successful group purchases from them in the past. The way it works is to post a message here and see who else might be interested in the same thing. Then, contact the manufacturer and see if they will offer you a discount if we buy as a group. Cape horn offered us a discount of 15% off for the purchase of 3 or more vanes, and 25% off for the purchase of 10 or more. On a $2500 piece of gear, that is a significant savings!

So, don't be shy. That is why this topic is here. Post a message and save yourself, and others, some money on that badly needed piece of gear.

Bob Mitchell

Is anyone interested in trying to "group buy" mainsails over this next winter?

Julie & John Steveley

Is anyone interested in trying to group buy KISS wind generators in the near future?

Jean Bourgeois

Is anyone interested in buying either the 3/4 or 1 1/2 inch Spartan Seacock over this winter?

Gary and Charlotte Burton

Interested in a group buy mainsail....who were you thinking of getting it from?

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