No Go on AFAM sprocket/chain deal
Posted February 19, 2002 - 07:14 AM
After discussing your proposal, we've decided that as the North american distributors for AFAM Sprockets that it wouldn't be fair to our dealer network to sell our products in the proposed fasion.
The only discount program we do support is our racer support program which some of your members may be elgible for by submitting a resume.
We appreciate your inquiry,
Posted February 19, 2002 - 02:05 PM
Their product is no better than the other guy's anyway.
Posted February 20, 2002 - 03:29 AM
Originally posted by snomoboy:
I disagree. I think that it is a noble thing that they are watching out for the dealers. I think that if you guys would hit up the dealers about these bulk buys, we would be more than happy to help you out. I'm a dealer and a fellow Yamaha 250Fer. Just shoot me an email and I'll see what I can do.
Yep, I agree. They have to protect their dealer network.
Posted February 20, 2002 - 05:15 AM
I don't think that a 10 to 20% discount based on a 50% initial mark-up is any kind of a deal to begin with.
I get much better pricing from internet marketers such as MXSouth....
Posted February 20, 2002 - 05:55 AM
Posted February 20, 2002 - 09:09 AM
The lower prices mail order and internet businesses charge are usually due to lower overhead, i.e. facility, employees, marketing etc.
If you were a manufacturer who had a dealer network that paid 90%-100% of your bills would you risk any portion of that for a one time order of maybe 100-1000 units? The same argument applies to why companies like Oakley, Merril, Fox etc do not sell their stuff to Costco, Sam's Club etc, because the day a palette of goods shows up on the floor at a large wholesaler at a lower price point than Nordstroms is charging the manufaturers phones start ringing with threats.
I'm all for getting the best deal possible out there, and go to great lengths to save a couple bucks, just wanted to play devil's advocate regarding "channel conflict."
Posted February 20, 2002 - 10:21 PM
That's the kind of deals we should be going after. Some of these Freaks hear we have a 5000 member base and all they want to do is roll out a 50 gallon drum of booty lube....
Posted February 20, 2002 - 10:56 PM