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Old 08-30-2005, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default Re: WHAT IS DEALER-O?

But did they offer to Scotchguard the seat?



I hate all the BS charges any dealer throws on top of a sticker price to maximize their profit. Sure, he may have the money, but why in the @#$% does he have to give it to them?



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Old 08-30-2005, 01:55 AM   #2
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It reeks of something fantastically good: capitalism! If it must be new, two options: pay the price for the convenience of buying a high demand item locally or travel to get a better price.



How does one "need" a NEW RM85? Are all the used ones trashed?
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Old 08-30-2005, 02:02 AM   #3
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Default A quick search on Cycletrader....

got me this:



http://adcache.cycletrader.com/5/9/5/80132095.htm



There are several online dealers that will ship to your door for cheap.



I know, I know! Support your local dealer and all that. Why do they make it so damn hard, then?
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:11 AM   #4
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Yeah it is false advertising and fraud. Tell em you're not gonna pay their bull***** dealer charges and walk away. They are counting on you caving, so don't make their day.



Next dealer tell them you want the REAL bottom line up front, and if ya don't like it, walk.
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:20 AM   #5
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You mean, all those years in moto journalism didnt pay off in the form of free or nearly free bikes? If my Idol JB has to pay full price.....what hope is there for the rest of us!!!!



Try the internet.......I saved big bucks...even with the shipping costs. The only thing bad about internet sales is that you still have to take it to the local superstore dealer and get raped when its time for service. What happend to the small family shops that took care of the customer? I guess there is no money in treating the customer right!
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:27 AM   #6
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Could be the internet helped kill the small family shop..
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:40 AM   #7
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Depending on bike, all one needs to do is tell the sales monkeys that the only way you'll buy is to know you'll only pay msrp as the out the door price. I know guys all over GA that have bought new 600 sportbikes and rode away with the bike at or around $8300 including all the junk fees. Remember, dealers don't like giving birthdays to bikes. Wait late in the year when model year changes and you'll get what you want.
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:53 AM   #8
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Contact Suzuki and tell them you'd like to become a dealer. Find a nice building in a good location with great parking and lease it. Hire management and staff to run the place and don't forget some mechanics and a shop.



Wait for that first shipment of bikes to come in and then you can charge your customers all those fees!



Simple, isn't it?
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:58 AM   #9
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Default Re: WHAT IS DEALER-O?

Damn! It's so easy, why didn't I think of that?
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Old 08-30-2005, 06:17 AM   #10
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Precisely....the more people there are that are willing to be patient and drive a hard bargain, the less likely it'll be that salespeople will just let you go and wait for a sucker.
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