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Old 08-30-2005, 05:18 AM   #11
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They all went out of business...Sorry, but selling motorcycles for a living is a tough gig.

None of those guys are getting filthy rich, believe me.
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:29 AM   #12
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If you don't want to pay the price, don't.
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Old 08-30-2005, 06:03 AM   #13
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thanks for all the No Help. Seriously i could see $500 set-up/freight on a $10K bike, but it jsut feels like being gouged on a $3K one. It's true, tho, the RM85 sells out first for some reason and the dealers know it. Supply and Ream at work.

Also, all the ones you see on cycletrader sold out months ago. Y they keep the ads there I know not?
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Old 08-30-2005, 06:24 AM   #14
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They keep the ad there so when you call and ask for the RM85 that they don't have you can allow them to talk you into something else.



How about a KX65 or a KTM?
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Old 08-30-2005, 06:30 AM   #15
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Hey! What happened to all the family-owned businesses?



Do you think there's maybe a connection? How are high-service/low-volume shops supposed to compete when we've become a nation of price-shoppers?
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Old 08-30-2005, 06:34 AM   #16
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I don't feel sorry for anybody if a dealer won't come off a price walk if a customer won't cough up the dough kick him out of your shop. That's is capitolism at it's finest. I personally am a terrible customer If I even think a dealer stiffed me on something I bad mouth him into the dirt. It's my right. I may still shop there but I still tell them and everyone else how I feel.
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Old 08-30-2005, 06:52 AM   #17
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Good idea, i should call and ask for a different bike, and when they don't have it I'll steer the conversation subtly toward RM85. i begin to have inklings we live in an irrational world...
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Old 08-30-2005, 07:57 AM   #18
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JB is such a good dad placing the needs of his sporglett ahead of his own.
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Old 08-30-2005, 08:00 AM   #19
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hey did buzglyd kick yer ass yet fella?
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Old 08-30-2005, 08:11 AM   #20
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Default Re: Shop Around! Use the Internet! Mail Order Everything!

Same goes for home electronics. DO NOT, I reapeat DO NOT plan on making money in home electronics, despite the surge in sales of high-profit HDTVs.



The internet and cheap, fast shipping have killed the "little guy" to a greater degree than even Ballsmart, Worst-Buy, and mega-dealer-monster-lots.



Those of us who are turned off by the slimmers at the mega-dealer-monster-lot are the same ones who are willing to take a little inconvenience to save some cash-ola... It's a vicious cycle, (but not the same way a GSXR1000 is), and the only way it's going to stop is for the bargain seekers to realize what they're doing and stop it.



Either that or shipping will have to suddenly get MUCH more expensive (which given gas prices might happen) or the Gov'ment institute a federal sales tax on mail order items, and make it higher than any state sales tax (won't happen)...
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