In Brief: Yamaha Marine Group, Win-Tron Electronics

Yamaha Marine Group has extended its “Why Wait? Buy Now!” sales promotion through Nov. 24. The promotion provides the purchasing consumer a choice of either a 3-year Y.E.S. contract, or a credit of up to $3,500 based on MSRP towards the purchase of goods and/or services available at the authorized participating Yamaha Outboard dealer that sold the outboard at no extra cost to the purchasing consumer, according to the company. The promotion is available for eligible new outboards sold, delivered and warranty registered by authorized participating Yamaha dealers from Sept. 10 through Nov. 24. The promotion supports a range of new Yamaha outboards, including all new Four Stroke, HPDI and Carbureted Two Stroke Outboards manufactured since April 2005 that are sold, warranty registered and delivered by Nov. 24, according to Yamaha.

Win-Tron Electronics will host its annual Virtual Dealer Show, Nov. 17-23, on its Web site, This year marks the 5th anniversary for the trade event, according to Eddie Winder, president of Win-Tron Electronics. He pointed out that Win-Tron hosted an annual physical dealer show at a hotel near its New Jersey headquarters for 17 years, but were only able to attract a maximum of 300 dealers from five surrounding states. In contrast, last year, the company’s online show was visited by over 500 dealers from across the US and 11 other countries. Winder expects an even higher level of attendance this year. The seven-day, around-the-clock online show will offer dealers special product packages, pricing and terms, shipping discounts, cash back incentives and $30,000 in product giveaways from dozens of major electronics manufacturers, according to the company. Win-Tron Electronics offers its products wholesale-only to reselling dealers.

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