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Old 03-14-2003, 01:55 AM   #61
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Default Re: How Do I get the Best Price on a Big Mac?

That was excellent!!!!!!
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Old 03-14-2003, 02:24 AM   #62
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Makes MO worth reading just for this!
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Old 03-14-2003, 02:40 AM   #63
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Outstanding. Gabe's comment puts this whole thing into perspective.
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Old 03-14-2003, 03:35 AM   #64
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Default Re: Fair price, for a new bike?

I think a lot of this depends on the bike and the area your buying it in. I got over 2K off a Ducati 748s in 2002 but the bike was a 2001 leftover.



On a side note if you are willing to buy slightly used you can save a fortune. My friend just picked up a 2002 R1 red/black with 1800 miles on it. He paid $7000 for it plus tax and reg from a private seller in northern VA. The bike is perfect and the guy threw in helibars and a rear stand. I rode it last Sat and it is incredible. When I think about the $12K I spent on my bike even with a great deal it makes me kind of sick. Oh well......
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Old 03-14-2003, 03:48 AM   #65
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Default Re: Fair price, for a new bike?

I bought a 98 VFR for about a grand under MSRP in the late Fall of 98. But that bike didn't sell like hotcakes either.



So, you really have to shop around and don't be afraid to go a couple of hundred miles to find the right deal. On the other hand if you have a good dealer with a good reputation, its worth spending a little more.
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Old 03-14-2003, 04:01 AM   #66
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Hey Cook, why are you always seeming to be hanging around Harley dealers? For someone that bashes the brand as much as you do, you really shouldn't be seen within a 100 mile radius of one. Are those crappy Harleys drawing you in? Are you getting a hankerin' to wear fringed arm chaps and hang at the local boozery? Lookin' to get a tattoo, grow a gray ponytail, and wear black tees? Plus, you can never wave at anyone else on any other brand. Unless you are prepared to do all these things, don't even look at one!
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Old 03-14-2003, 05:03 AM   #67
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Default Another Example of Short-Sighted Thinking

Look at what this has cost you....



Now that you no longer can eat at McDOnalds, you no longer have the opportunity to sue them for burning your tongue on that hot apple pie.....



or for burning your crotch when the hot coffee you were holding between your knees while driving your SUV and talking on your cell phone spills and scalds your schlong......



or to even to sue them because their food made you fat.



If your were to capitalize on even one of those profit opportunities, you could afford to pay for as many of those overpriced Big Macs as you would ever want.
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Old 03-14-2003, 05:30 AM   #68
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Default Re: How Do I get the Best Price on a Big Mac?

A true masterpiece. The only thing that could be better about it would be if it came from MR. ALLCAPS himself.
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Old 03-14-2003, 07:05 AM   #69
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I'm speechless. But at least I drank my coffee before I read this.
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Old 03-14-2003, 07:52 AM   #70
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Default Re: Fair price, for a new bike?

Check online auctions like Ebay for an idea of current market value. Right now there is a 2002 VFR800 with 3,000 miles for sale with a bid of $7,900 on it. There is still time to bid so the price may go higher as the closing hour nears. I'm not advising you to bid, just want to give you an idea of market demand.



Also, get some dealers to bid on your needs through a national selling group like Cyclebytel. It never hurts to have several shops in your region contending for a sale. Good luck and have fun with a great bike.
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