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Marquis Hot Tubs / Pump not turning on automatically
« Last post by Scottystepp on Today at 11:55:11 am »
I have an older Marquis spa. Everything works normally except that the pump won't turn on to cycle/heat automatically. If I start the pump by pushing the control panel button it will heat the tub up to temp and then shuts down but won't turn back on automatically. All jets work and have a new filter installed. Any ideas?
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Hot Spring Spas / Re: Pricing opinions for 2019 Flair
« Last post by outdoorfan on January 16, 2020, 09:07:00 pm »
What is your tax rate in California? 

Between 6% and 10%.  9% where I'd get the Flair.
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Hot Spring Spas / Re: Pricing opinions for 2019 Flair
« Last post by Hottubguy on January 16, 2020, 08:18:03 pm »
Cash is king.  Any time you make a purchase with a credit card or financing, their are fees that the merchant incurs.  Cash and check do not incur any fees.  How long of financing are you being offered?  Pricing varies based on geographic region and the dealers cost of doing business.  Each dealer sets their price irrelevant of what others sell for.  All I know about the SF Bay Area is that it is an expensive area to live in.

It's "0% financing" for up to 60 months.  Nice offer except when you factor in the massive price increase for the "0% financing", it might as well be 8% financing.   Maybe they think no one will notice. :)

I will offer a lower price, like $9500 (before tax), and also ask to include the steps.  If that doesn't work, there's a Caldera dealer down the street and I guess I can probably get a Makena for less.

Same idea as car dealerships. 0% for so long or $3000 manufacturer rebate. 0% financing isnít cheap for dealers to do.
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Hot Spring Spas / Re: Pricing opinions for 2019 Flair
« Last post by castletonia on January 16, 2020, 08:04:33 pm »
What is your tax rate in California? 

Makena costs more than a Flair so if you're able to get it for less, then that's the better deal.  I don't see why your dealer doesn't bundle steps in.  Steps and cover lift are like the two accessories that go with 99% of spas. 

I sell both so I know you're getting quality either way.  Just make sure the Caldera dealer is reputable and trustworthy but more importantly, get the spa you want.  Don't get a different hot tub just because the price is a bit better. 
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Hot Spring Spas / Re: Pricing opinions for 2019 Flair
« Last post by outdoorfan on January 16, 2020, 04:37:02 pm »
Cash is king.  Any time you make a purchase with a credit card or financing, their are fees that the merchant incurs.  Cash and check do not incur any fees.  How long of financing are you being offered?  Pricing varies based on geographic region and the dealers cost of doing business.  Each dealer sets their price irrelevant of what others sell for.  All I know about the SF Bay Area is that it is an expensive area to live in.

It's "0% financing" for up to 60 months.  Nice offer except when you factor in the massive price increase for the "0% financing", it might as well be 8% financing.   Maybe they think no one will notice. :)

I will offer a lower price, like $9500 (before tax), and also ask to include the steps.  If that doesn't work, there's a Caldera dealer down the street and I guess I can probably get a Makena for less.
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Hot Spring Spas / Re: Pricing opinions for 2019 Flair
« Last post by outdoorfan on January 16, 2020, 04:32:26 pm »
I took delivery on a brand new 2019 flair, with salt, cover, lifter, and steps all delivered for $10107 (price includes 6.75% tax).  This was a cash deal.

Now that's what i'm talking about!  Nice deal for sure.  I'm looking at easily another $2000, maybe $2500 with tax and steps.
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Jacuzzi Hot Tubs / Re: Fair Price on J-445
« Last post by Spatech_tuo on January 16, 2020, 01:44:19 pm »
What should I be looking to pay for a J-445... assuming standard add-ons: steps, cover, cover lifter, delivery/setup.

What city/area are you shopping in?

Do you plan on paying for it with cash/check, CC or financing?
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Hot Spring Spas / Re: Pricing opinions for 2019 Flair
« Last post by Spatech_tuo on January 16, 2020, 01:42:24 pm »
Thanks for the reply, castletonia.

So I got some more flavors on pricing and financing seems to add quite a bit to the cost.  I guess this is just the local dealer as I've seen financing on other posts not affect pricing.

2019 Floor model, no financing, includes Salt, cover & lifter, delivery: $10,099
2019 Floor model, with financing, includes Salt, cover & lifter, delivery: $11,648
2020, no financing, includes Salt, cover & lifter, delivery: $10,948
2020, with financing, includes delivery only: $11,648 (+$850 for Salt, cover/lifter): $12,498

All of these prices don't include tax.
I've seen other posts on this forum where people are getting all the extras + financing on this spa for under $10K, but I guess living in the SF Bay area has it's penalty!

I took delivery on a brand new 2019 flair, with salt, cover, lifter, and steps all delivered for $10107 (price includes 6.75% tax).  This was a cash deal.

Cash is KING for sure vs using a CC and especially vs financing.

Unfortunately there's not much advice we can give (beside moving) to get around the fact that outdoorfan is shopping for a spa in the Bay area!  :o
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Jacuzzi Hot Tubs / Fair Price on J-445
« Last post by andres on January 16, 2020, 12:00:03 pm »
What should I be looking to pay for a J-445... assuming standard add-ons: steps, cover, cover lifter, delivery/setup.
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Hot Spring Spas / Re: Pricing opinions for 2019 Flair
« Last post by browerjs on January 16, 2020, 10:36:37 am »
Thanks for the reply, castletonia.

So I got some more flavors on pricing and financing seems to add quite a bit to the cost.  I guess this is just the local dealer as I've seen financing on other posts not affect pricing.

2019 Floor model, no financing, includes Salt, cover & lifter, delivery: $10,099
2019 Floor model, with financing, includes Salt, cover & lifter, delivery: $11,648
2020, no financing, includes Salt, cover & lifter, delivery: $10,948
2020, with financing, includes delivery only: $11,648 (+$850 for Salt, cover/lifter): $12,498

All of these prices don't include tax.
I've seen other posts on this forum where people are getting all the extras + financing on this spa for under $10K, but I guess living in the SF Bay area has it's penalty!

I took delivery on a brand new 2019 flair, with salt, cover, lifter, and steps all delivered for $10107 (price includes 6.75% tax).  This was a cash deal.
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