I was surfing the net today to see what the competiton was up to. When I do that sort of thing I try really hard to put myself in the shoes of a consumer – you know, someone who is looking to buy a bimini top. I try to keep an open mind…I really do. Sometimes it is difficult though to keep a straight face. Here are a few things I “learned” today:
If your bimini top hasn’t faded in 5 years it probably won’t fade in another 5 years.
90% of all pontoon boats are 8′ wide.
People that sell on ebay are typically college students selling out of their dorm room
Wow…there were more great lines but to keep this from dragging on and on lets just leave it at these three. As someone that has been around different fabrics my whole life I can tell you the first line is a bit off. I was going to email the website and ask if they believed that statement will they give me a 10 year warranty on their 5 year fabric?
90% of all pontoon boats are 8′ wide. If it were the year 1999 I’d agree a little more but not completely. Most are 8’6″ wide in 2014.
I have bought and sold quite a bit on ebay. I have never had the impression the seller was in a dorm room. I have never sold anything from a dorm room.
As a consumer I feel a bit lost when it comes to who is saying what online. Bimini tops are not cheap. If I dig into this topic online far enough I am going to get more and more confused. I would want to call someone who can help. Call Northstar Products – we are here to help. We will answer all questions honestly. We won’t pressure you into upgrades or try to sell you something that may or may not fit correctly. Doing business with us is like doing business with a family member or friend. We will treat you fair and help you pick out the right top for you and your boat. We are not a one size fits all sort of business. If you want your bimini frame and top to be 92″ wide we are not going to make you buy an 8′ wide frame and push it into a 92″ wide boat. We will build it 92″ wide for you. No extra charge to do it either. Remember you are working with a friend here.