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Old 05-23-2005, 06:00 AM   #31
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I have done just that to good effect.
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Old 05-23-2005, 06:15 AM   #32
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I go to this dealership.



http://www.kawasakicityirving.com/price.html



I would rather not hassle on price and their prices cannot be beat. He's been in business since the 1960's and does a lot of volume. I just give him a check and pick up the bike.



I was going to buy used but I think everyone here buys sportbikes on $39 payments. Example, many 02-03 R1's for $8500-$9500. Some used GSXR's are going for over 10k. The Harley's are even worse. Most up to 5 years old are within $1000 of MSRP, a few are even higher.



I think I'll buy new from here on out, at least I know how it's been broken in and cared for. I paid $6800 for my 04 Ninja 636, brand new. I doubt I would lose that much if I sold it. I could undercut everyone in cycle trader since it's paid for.
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Old 05-23-2005, 06:15 AM   #33
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Not only that, but merchants also get penalized by Visa/MC/AMEX if their average transaction amount exceeds the amount they were they approved for. As you might imagine, accepting a $10,000 credit card payment boosts that average transaction amount.



Sure, not being able to pay for something with a credit card is annoying, but you should really put more blame on credit card companies than on the dealer.
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Old 05-23-2005, 06:24 AM   #34
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I have purchased bikes here in N. California based on prices in the LA area. I just tell the dealer I can get it for "X" out the door but it will cost me $150 in gas to go get it. Twice in the last 3 years the dealer agreed to meet the price plus the $150. Then they took my cash. Now that is a win-win.

I did have to fly to San Diego and rent a U-haul to purchase a Bimota that was priced way too low.
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Old 05-23-2005, 06:27 AM   #35
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Just did this last week. Yes Buz, I pulled the trigger and bought a Busa. Only have 200 on her so far, but it's pretty sweet. Should be interesting once I can open the throttle a bit!
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Old 05-23-2005, 07:00 AM   #36
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Default Good Job Creskin

I think my credit score is exactly 452. (thanks MO)
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Old 05-23-2005, 07:18 AM   #37
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Maybe there were suspicious of that colored powdered all over your hands after the wad exploded.
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Old 05-23-2005, 07:20 AM   #38
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Then I'm gonna hafta require cash.
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Old 05-23-2005, 07:21 AM   #39
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Have you started practicing riding it with your helmet on top of your head?



I know a guy who's great with fur!
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Old 05-23-2005, 07:29 AM   #40
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That dye stuff comes off real easy with turpentine. Kind of chaffes the skin though.
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