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jebartle 11-02-2019 04:33 AM

Price of golf carts vs. Price of cars
 
Noticed ad selling new Toyota $13,000, while friend bought new Yamaha for $14,000. I know that we are captive audience but profit margin on carts must be out of sight.

JimJohnson 11-02-2019 05:32 AM

It is. You can buy a matching cart out of this area and save thousands.

Tom C 11-02-2019 05:46 AM

I have also noticed that golf carts appear to retain their value more than cars, if you look at the % drop in price over the years. (in this market)

Toymeister 11-02-2019 06:10 AM

It is fairly simple to buy out of state, drive a few years and resell at the price you paid. I believe that is arbitrage in action.

I recommend it.

baustgen 11-02-2019 06:18 AM

Check out I4 power in Webster. I saved $2000.

graciegirl 11-02-2019 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by jebartle (Post 1692649)
Noticed ad selling new Toyota $13,000, while friend bought new Yamaha for $14,000. I know that we are captive audience but profit margin on carts must be out of sight.

I really am a fan of the free market. We still have a lot of power as buyers. AND....

We bought this cart used 12 years ago. It is a 2002, gas.

Still getting me where I am going. He has a new two seater and he is a skilled buyer, always has been.

A well maintained gas golf cart is a thing of the ages.

stan the man 11-02-2019 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by jebartle (Post 1692649)
Noticed ad selling new Toyota $13,000, while friend bought new Yamaha for $14,000. I know that we are captive audience but profit margin on carts must be out of sight.

anyone who pay $14000 for a golf cart is nuts https://www.samsclub.com/p/500-cc-utv/prod22044076

dewilson58 11-02-2019 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by jebartle (Post 1692649)
Noticed ad selling new Toyota $13,000, while friend bought new Yamaha for $14,000. I know that we are captive audience but profit margin on carts must be out of sight.




If a concern...................just shop around.

sail33or 11-02-2019 09:10 AM

I have a mint condition, all new belts, new plug, new oil, new battery, re-conditioned life-style 2014 Yamaha EFI Cart with custom $800 alligator seat with armrests and low, low hours that I would like to sell for $5,700 because I paid $6,700 plus the $800 = $7,500 but can't because...……..

People want a specific color, specific enclosure, specific wheels, specific seat, unnecessary speedometer, ice chest, new, etc.. So they pay $14-$15 K plus sales tax everyday. My NEW Honda car cost me $13,550 and I can Drive it anywhere in the U.S. with Air Conditioning. No logic on carts here. My friend in Texas has a cart for his 5 acre property. It cost him $200.

jebartle 11-02-2019 09:52 AM

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If a concern...................just shop around.

Not really a concern for me just shocked at price difference, and needless to say MORE goodies on car but price the same, hmmmm!.
Our cart is used but fun.Attachment 81555

Bjeanj 11-02-2019 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by jebartle (Post 1692692)
Not really a concern for me just shocked at price difference, and needless to say MORE goodies on car but price the same, hmmmm!.
Our cart is used but fun.Attachment 81555

That’s a cute cart!

the square 11-02-2019 10:26 AM

WOW!!!! Someone who finally gets it..

dewilson58 11-02-2019 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by jebartle (Post 1692692)
Not really a concern for me just shocked at price difference, and needless to say MORE goodies on car but price the same, hmmmm!.
Our cart is used but fun.Attachment 81555




Don't be shocked. Significant difference of costs with after market additions (which is a big number) to make the cars Villages' ready.



Again, shop around and even look out of state.

sail33or 11-02-2019 03:03 PM

The rest of the world buys a new Yamaha 2020 PTV (20 mph)(Gas EFI) for $6,000. A golf cart (10 miles an hour) is $4,500.

But VILLAGERS want 10" alloy wheels, El Tigre Seats, Custom Sunbrella enclosures and LED Lights (???????)

And Cart Sales people KNOW these retired folks in The Villages want to spend the money they have saved. So 200% markup on extras. Wish I knew this when I was 25. A car has 6-8 cylinders, 16 inch wheels, air conditioning, goes 120 mph, etc. and can buy one new for $14,000. Our Golf Carts have a one piston lawn mower engine.

jebartle 11-02-2019 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Bjeanj (Post 1692700)
That’s a cute cart!

Thanks, belongs to dog but his paws can't reach pedals, sooo, he let's us drive, giggle.


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