2005 WR450 price....crap
Posted March 22, 2005 - 12:26 PM
Posted March 22, 2005 - 03:51 PM
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Posted March 23, 2005 - 08:47 AM
I'm street legal and loving it!
Posted March 23, 2005 - 09:36 AM
Posted March 23, 2005 - 12:55 PM
As an employee of a local dealer and a rider and member of this forum, I would like to make a few comments.
1. Why is it no one wants to pay retail for bikes but you will pay retail for everything else on the planet. Try negotiate the price you pay at the grocery or at McDonalds and see what happens.
Why pay more than you have to? Period.
And to add, I've seen many times in my experience (take Yuma AZ and the young guys from the Marine base there) young guys come into a bike shop and the best money making line ever is layed on them by slick salesguy, "how much can you afford to pay per month" be used. That line is near criminal when you consider a lot of these guys are unable to calculate the cost of financing thier ride at the maximum rate and time frame that they are about to sign off on. Oh well, PT Barnum had a comment about that kind of consumer. Is that fair? Though, the thing is these guys are financing the 'active' consumers out there that wheel and deal, such as the many people who've replied in this thread.
The fact is....the dealer doesn't deserve the paying publics next penny. Deserve has nothing to do with this transaction. It's a negotiation and many times the consumer (as in the above example) is not fully educated as to what a fair price is, the cost of financing, and thier own personal financial soundness. Is that fair, that many of these guys go bankrupt with credit debts? True, its thier own ignorance, but I hope you see my drift. \\
The dealer makes big coin off of the ignorant consumer and makes lesser coin on the wary consumer. What your pay and your job have to do with this process is between YOU and your employer, not you and the consumer.
****I buy used bikes only.**** Those of you that buy new bikes essentially finance the depreciation and upgrades of my used bikes and depending on the quality of the machine, the maintenance of it too. So buying used affords me a cheaper upgrade and more money in my pocket to spend on gear, wife appeasement and such.
Posted March 23, 2005 - 06:55 PM
Posted March 23, 2005 - 11:40 PM
Posted March 24, 2005 - 06:11 AM
'05 WR450's-- OTD price at 6050.00.
Posted March 24, 2005 - 10:01 PM
Posted March 25, 2005 - 05:07 AM
I have also been doing business with these guys for years and they know I'm a buyer not a shopper.
The guy questioning why we pay retail for everything else and are not willing to pay retail for a bike is obviously looking in from the other side of the door. First he needs to compare apples to apples. I don't know anyone that buys a motorized product worth more than a few grand that doesn't haggle the price. Boat, car truck, lawnmower, farm equipment you name it the price is negotiated!
For the record when I go to a fast food place I bring coupons, so no I don't pay full price there either!
Posted March 25, 2005 - 07:06 AM
About $12,600 in Oz for a 05 wr450.
God I hope this is not in US dollars................ouch!
Posted May 16, 2005 - 11:26 PM
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Posted May 17, 2005 - 05:46 AM
A guy name Jeff owns the joint and runs a great shop. I have bought 7 bikes from him and he always waves all of the set up fees and once you become a customer, you will always get a good discount on everything you buy. So, for some of you guys sniveling about over priced parts at the dealer, Mach 1 will pretty much match all catalog prices. That place is always packed with people and Cycle Gear is only 15 minutes away. Cell them and make a deal...