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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:23 pm 
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I was looking at some new demo (still in plastic) 2018 closeout outbacks. I've read that there are some upgrades to the 2019. Do you think the upgrades are worth an additional $900 to $950. That would be the cost difference to go for a 2019 new (not demo) unit.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:58 pm 
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Nope


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:38 am 
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That's not really a question anyone else can answer for you as it depends on how much you value the new features. If I couldn't spend what it took for a 19 Outback I likely would've just considered other kayaks before an 18 Outback. I think the stability, cockpit layout, and transducer mount were worth the extra cost. The layout of the cockpit and stability were huge for me, but they may not be as valuable to you.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:38 pm 
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I wasn’t in the market for a Outback.

Was looking for an old school Quest. When I saw the promo video it changed my mind.

So from my point of view, I was not attracted to the old Outback. Price wasn’t the issue for me.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:18 am 
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I went back the other day. They still have a few of the 2018's left. They are around $2000. They 2019's have a promotion running where you get a 10 percent gift card back. If I count the card similar to cash (stuff I would have purchased anyways), the price of the 2019 would be $2520. I would need to factor in the additional tax as well for the cost difference which would be another $50. That would make the 2019 $570 more. It's not as much as I thought it would be. I like the look of the new 2019 as well as the rudder being underneath.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:14 pm 
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fronty wrote:
I went back the other day. They still have a few of the 2018's left. They are around $2000. They 2019's have a promotion running where you get a 10 percent gift card back. If I count the card similar to cash (stuff I would have purchased anyways), the price of the 2019 would be $2520. I would need to factor in the additional tax as well for the cost difference which would be another $50. That would make the 2019 $570 more. It's not as much as I thought it would be. I like the look of the new 2019 as well as the rudder being underneath.

I was quoted $2200 For leftover 2018`s. Who has them for $2000?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:21 am 
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I love the 2019. Maybe going from a 2018 to 2019 isn’t, but I went from a 2016 and got the 2019 and couldn’t be happier. I haven’t used it yet but just the layout and features are what I like about it. I have been in a Hobie since 2005 or so and never been disappointed. I usually ask dealers if there is wiggle room on price and sometimes I am lucky. One downside about Hobie is no advertised discounts. I understand because they are trying to protect there dealers so I’ll let it go.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:57 am 
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Depends on who's buying it.

It was worth it for me. I paid 3200 for mine with led lights installed

I am upgrading from a revo so it's definitely was worth it for me. My old revo had the old style seat, no front rod holders and I wanted a wider more stable platform.

My buddy has an older outback and another one has a 2yr old revo.

Both are not upgrading right now.


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