Just email the potential suppliers with your requirements and ask for their best quote including any show discounts.Dumb question probably but it is best to go in the first few days of a boat show or towards the very end? Have a number of relatively large expense items to scope out. Best prices likely at the start or later?
Odd, I had a new radar delivered in 14 days. Are you sure the supplier is not pulling the wool?If you’re planning to install those items this winter then it might already be too late to order, I certainly wouldn’t wait for the show. Stock is almost non existent thanks to covid, shipping and Brexit issues this year. I’ve had a radar on order for 2 1/2 months and have yet to even get a delivery estimate!
I’ve noticed this too: even waiting for the following year to get a ‘show discount’ on a new sail seemed to be worth little in discount from the previous sailmaker or any others that were exhibiting.Personally I think the days of big discounts at boat shows has gone. What they are good for is seeing what is available and what you like and does it do