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Old 02-16-2009, 02:53 PM   #41
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Theres never any shortage of this type of logic in the dealership Iam at. Yet the other salesman know not to let me hear any of them not speaking up on the matter. I'll usually interject and mess up their whole sale. Specially if I hear them selling a big bike to a first timer.

At least you have roads that demand skill, here in Florida they think if they can top out any bike on the Bridge that they have out grown it?
So, let's say someone comes into your office with a briefcase of cash wanting to buy a GSX-R 1000. You ask them if they've ridden before. They say they just got their motorcycle license. You try to encourage them to buy something smaller... more sensible. Their "posse" tells them that bike is for sissies. Question: Do you sell them the GSX-R 1000? (Oh, and your mortgage payment is due next week.)
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:58 AM   #42
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Nope, I sit them down and educated the rider to the hilt, and the posse, And he leaves on nothing bigger than a 650. See when you have a reputation in the business people respect that and bring customers to you because your not looking to just make a sale, but a relationship.

Oh and by the way I had this very senario played out last year only it was a bag of cash and an strong aroma of some illegal substance.
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:25 PM   #43
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Nope, I sit them down and educated the rider to the hilt, and the posse, And he leaves on nothing bigger than a 650. See when you have a reputation in the business people respect that and bring customers to you because your not looking to just make a sale, but a relationship.

Oh and by the way I had this very senario played out last year only it was a bag of cash and an strong aroma of some illegal substance.
Glad to hear you're "holding the line." Were they kind enough to offer you any?
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:31 PM   #44
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No but the funny story came after my finance guy asked him to sign that certain form that lets the Irs know your spending over 10 gees in cash, when he exclaimed "Dude do I have to?"

Not sure if I'd call it holding the line, but thanks? Its still a 600, I try to tell them death doesnt pick certain cc's, you can die on anything, even a 250! Its hard to talk these kids down, their excactly like me, they know everything?Go figure:] And then theres the 6'5 285lb first time rider? Wheee-we? Try and show that guy a 600? he cant even fit on the dam thing?
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