Yeah I'm just one of those guys that hates bargaining. And to me, if it's the older Ultra Frame as opposed to the Ultra XTR frame it's still worth it. Again, I'd certainly ask for a different pool or a further discount if I got there and it was say, a 20' pool, or if it was damaged. I suppose I could ask, like you said, it wouldn't hurt.you have nothing to lose by trying and everything to gain if it’s the case. And being firm yet pleasant goes a long way. It’s their policy to honor their mistake if you have proof. as a backup plan you get the lesser pool for a steal.
Well yes. But I believe the general rule of thumb is that retailers pay about 50-60% of the retail price of a product. Hence if Walmart sells an Intex pool for $1000, they may have paid Intex $500 for that pool.completely possible. But any mega company has the ability to squeeze the manufacturer. Walmart, Target, Home Depot, etc. ‘We won’t sell 17 million of your products if you can’t meet out price point and profit. So they get their own ‘only at XXX model line’. It’s how we got 75 inch Vizio TVs for $600. It also helps them advertise that they will price match the identical models when they are the only ones who sell it.
My point was not the retailer squeezing the manufacture (which certainly happens) but rather to counter the claim that Intex would not warranty a pool sold for this cheap. I said that wouldn't be the case, cause Walmart already paid X to Intex for that pool, so even if Walmart sells it for a loss Intex got paid the same as if Walmart sold it for full retail price, so Intex will honor the warranty either way. (logic aside, honoring warranties on clearance items is required by law unless sold as-is, which isn't allowed in some states).