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My daughter wanted a Viking 3 to use on her farm but didn't want/ afford to buy a new one. I have a 2019 Viking that we use on our farm so I reluctently told her, why don't you just take mine and I will get a new one. In 2019, I paid 13k for a regular EPS model with RealTree Camo and a warn winch. Went to same dealership where I bought mine and found it to be under new ownership. They informed me how hard it was going to be to get a new one as they have had only 1 Viking 3 delivered to them in the past 2 years. Anyway, they said they were expecting one in November and if I wanted it, I had better put a deposit on it. So, I did, well November, turned into Dec which turned into January and finally on Feb 1st they called and said there 1 and only Viking had arrived. It was a Ranch edition with a price tag of 16,399 plus freight and setup. No discounts, no bargining, that was the price. So after adding a winch, the out the door price came to 18.7k. I could see the price difference if something was added or improved on the machine, but it is basically the same machine since 2014. Dealership did not even put any gas in the machine. Told me, if I did not want it, he has 6 other people willing to buy it. No Yamaha hat, t-shirt or even a key chain. Sorry for the general rant but Yamaha and their dealerships are really taking advantage of us. My 2019 was a great machine so hopefully this new one will be the same. What we do for our kids!