Newbie here. Sorry to hijack the thread but couldn't see anywhere else more appropriate to ask my question.
I too am getting ready to pull the trigger on a new TI (New Red) My local dealer has one in stock and has shown me the price. Is there any point in trying to negotiate the price or given that we are still early in the season (in the US at least), would that be futile? From what I have seen it seems that the retail price is fairly firmly controlled.
I am also interested in the cart questions as am a little confused about which I would opt for.
The only TIs I've seen for less than list price were rental boats being sold off at the end of the season. There aren't a lot of places out there that rent Islands, so they're not easy to find and sometimes rentals can be in pretty rough shape so the discount might not be that great a deal after all.
Speaking of the cart... while you might not get a deal on the boat itself, you might get a better deal if you buy a few accessories at the same time. I bought my boat, the cart, the cradles and the trampoline at the same time and got about $500 off (if I remember correctly).