Soon to be new owner - few questions


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  • scarydriver

Posted March 14, 2006 - 11:11 PM

#1

Hey everyone - I'm about to buy a wr450, and had a question.

My dad just bought a brand new FJR1300 (about 13k) from a local Yami stealership, so I was hoping that would give me a little leverage for negotiating a decent price - but where should I start? It retails for $6800, right? Should I ask for $6800 out the door? Or should I start lower? $6500 OTD maybe? Or am I just dreaming? Oh yeah, I'm in NorCal - I assume demand, and therefore price would be higher than say, the midwest? I'd appreciate any "ammo" you guys could give me.

Oh yeah, I'm going to be riding a lot of sand, in addition to dirt. How much could I expect to find a used rear wheel for, so that I don't have to constantly have a paddle mounted/remounted on the same wheel as the knobbies? Or is that what most people do?

Thanks for any help!
Neil

  • andy666

Posted March 15, 2006 - 02:50 AM

#2

where in cali are you ,If your in the LA area go to LA yamaha you can just about get it out the door for that price with no hagaling.

  • odonnks

Posted March 15, 2006 - 03:04 AM

#3

Before tax title and other fees you state requires you should be able to get it for around $5900 for a '06' model.

  • JSanfilippo

Posted March 15, 2006 - 01:14 PM

#4

I think $6399 is a fair price OTD. The TT OEM store has them for $6199 but I'm not sure exactly what fees come after that

  • hotthrottle613

Posted March 15, 2006 - 01:32 PM

#5

San Mateo, $6399 OTD. Bought mine from them last year, no hassles. Bay Area Yamaha.

  • JSanfilippo

Posted March 15, 2006 - 01:56 PM

#6

San Mateo, $6399 OTD. Bought mine from them last year, no hassles. Bay Area Yamaha.


East bay motorsports has them for $6399 too. They had that price in their January special, then again in february, and now again in march. What is the website to bay area yamaha?

  • scarydriver

Posted March 15, 2006 - 02:21 PM

#7

Awesome, thanks guys! I'm gonna try for $6400 OTD... Can't wait to join the club! :thumbsup:

Neil

  • TimBrp

Posted March 16, 2006 - 04:11 AM

#8

$6399 leave the dealer w/ a $150 margin. That's a fair price and is what I paid.

  • Old_Yeller

Posted March 16, 2006 - 07:54 AM

#9

That's the main difference between an 06 and an 05. I just paid $5700 for a new 05 WR450F. With the money I saved I was able to buy my six year old daughter a TTR-50E!

If you shop around you might find even a better deal on a new 05. My buddies are all bummed because they paid $400 more for their 06 CRF250x's than I did for my 450.

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  • stonewall

Posted March 16, 2006 - 08:17 AM

#10

$6399 leave the dealer w/ a $150 margin.





I paid $5700 for my '05 in Jan. of '05. The same dealer is selling new '06 WR450's for $5895. Are you saying that with the $150 margin, your dealer's cost on the bike was $6249? :thumbsup:

  • Spicolby

Posted March 16, 2006 - 08:29 AM

#11

I was down in SLO a couple of weeks ago and they had a new '04 WR450 for $3900.00
Good price but no Green sticker.
San Luis Obispo - SLO Motorsports.

  • JSanfilippo

Posted March 16, 2006 - 04:41 PM

#12

I paid $5700 for my '05 in Jan. of '05. The same dealer is selling new '06 WR450's for $5895. Are you saying that with the $150 margin, your dealer's cost on the bike was $6249? :thumbsup:


We're talkin OTD prices. $5700 plus 7.75% tax, license, and set up fees is about $6400 dollars. 7.75% is the tax rate in San Joaquin county. I really doubt you paid $5700 OTD...if you did that is a bomb ass deal

I think what Mr. BRP was saying is was that the price he got the bike at without the fees (likely around $5700) was $150 more than the invoice. $5600 for a WR 450f sounds right for the dealer invoice

  • JSanfilippo

Posted March 16, 2006 - 04:43 PM

#13

I was down in SLO a couple of weeks ago and they had a new '04 WR450 for $3900.00
Good price but no Green sticker.
San Luis Obispo - SLO Motorsports.


You know I would pull the trigger on that but I really want the green sticker. :thumbsup:

  • stonewall

Posted March 16, 2006 - 06:43 PM

#14

We're talkin OTD prices. $5700 plus 7.75% tax, license, and set up fees is about $6400 dollars. 7.75% is the tax rate in San Joaquin county. I really doubt you paid $5700 OTD...if you did that is a bomb ass deal

I think what Mr. BRP was saying is was that the price he got the bike at without the fees (likely around $5700) was $150 more than the invoice. $5600 for a WR 450f sounds right for the dealer invoice


I wasn't asking the question to be an a$$. I was just wondering how it worked out to a $150 margin at $6399. I realize you get raped on every purchase you make in Cali but I didn't know the taxes were that high in Mass.
By the way, set up/freight fees are nothing but bogus charges that pad the dealers pockets. Find a dealer that doesn't charge them. I got my "bomb ass deal" of $5700 OTD at Romney Cycle. No freight, set up, or tax and new '06's are $5895. Lots of other places have them for that or less too. It's not that special.
The number is 304-822-3933, call them if you don't believe me. I think they are having a big special on leftover TTR's. :thumbsup:

  • JSanfilippo

Posted March 17, 2006 - 12:54 AM

#15

[quote name='stonewall']I wasn't asking the question to be an a$$. I was just wondering how it worked out to a $150 margin at $6399. [/quote]
I was under the impression you were talking selling price and not OTD. Big misunderstanding there :bonk:

[quote=]I realize you get raped on every purchase you make in Cali [/quote]

Thats a big understatement :confused:
[quote name=']By the way' date=' set up/freight fees are nothing but bogus charges that pad the dealers pockets. Find a dealer that doesn't charge them. I got my "bomb ass deal" of $5700 OTD at Romney Cycle. No freight, set up, or tax and new '06's are $5895. Lots of other places have them for that or less too.[/quote']
Wow that is incredible, I simply cannot fathom this bike selling for that cheap around here unless its used. If Ca didn't have such good riding I'd move

[quote name=']The number is 304-822-3933' date=' call them if you don't believe me. I think they are having a big special on leftover TTR's. :thumbsup:[/QUOTE']
I believe you, never once did I question you credibility...I just thought you weren't talking OTD thats all.

Already have a TT-R, next logical step is the big WR :thumbsup:

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted March 17, 2006 - 07:22 AM

#16

We get ripped in Cali because we have to pay sales tax on the purchase. Even if I were to buy out of state I would have to pay tax when it comes to registering it in Cali.

  • stonewall

Posted March 17, 2006 - 07:33 AM

#17

If Ca didn't have such good riding I'd move



There is some decent riding out here too. :thumbsup: Here are some pics of some of the stuff available from my back yard. :thumbsup:

Riding in VA

  • stonewall

Posted March 17, 2006 - 07:37 AM

#18

We get ripped in Cali because we have to pay sales tax on the purchase. Even if I were to buy out of state I would have to pay tax when it comes to registering it in Cali.


Gotcha :thumbsup: We've had this discussion before. :bonk: Since the post I quoted was from Massachusetts I was wondering about the taxes there not California. :thumbsup:

  • dl19

Posted March 17, 2006 - 01:40 PM

#19

I just paid 6400 OTD for a 05 with a Baja Designs kit installed. 500 was for taxes etc., but supply and demand rules. Only one I could find within 150 miles. Most are asking for 7100 in our area on a 06. Not heard of any going for less then 6700 OTD new in our area.




 
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