buying a WR in canada?
Posted November 21, 2002 - 06:42 PM
Posted November 22, 2002 - 03:55 AM
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Posted November 23, 2002 - 12:06 PM
Posted November 23, 2002 - 02:57 PM
Free trade has absolutely nothing to do with it. Every new vehicle dealer (bike or car) signs a contract in which they agree NOT to sell vehicles to anyone who resides outside Canada. I know of one Yamaha dealer who had all of his 03 R1's taken away from him because of all the bikes that have turned up in the USA in the 02 model year.
Posted November 23, 2002 - 05:17 PM
Funny about that as my buddy got charged back close to $3000 CDN because of bikes that he sold to Americans.
That being the case, why would any Canadian shop sell me a bike? Especially something VERY HOT (2003 YZ250F) that he would have no problem selling to Canadians, and at a GREAT price? I paid $100.00 Canadian less then sticker with no add on shipping garbage, except of course to get it from the dealer to me. Here at the local dealer they are charging List price plus almost $500.00 shipping + $250.00 setup + tax, doc fee, and registration. So if they are so hard to get, and the Canadian dealer will get busted by Yamaha for it, why would they do it?
Posted November 23, 2002 - 05:36 PM
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Posted November 25, 2002 - 07:00 AM
Try sending a PM to Tim in WA, he bought his in Canada.
Posted November 25, 2002 - 05:18 PM
The only reason I wanted to reply was to say that I have been in the motorcyle industry for 12 years in Canada as a District Sales Manager providing support for the dealerships I call on and of course encouraging them to sustain healthy stores, be profitable and last but not least adhere to the retailer agreements set in place at time of them becoming a retail outlet. don't kid yourself lads everyone has a contract these days its called protecting your hiny, the motorcycle company i work for holds a large percentage of the market share and one of the bBIGGEST thorns in our side is the fact that we are losing units to the red, white and blue BIG TIME and ya know what that ain;t good for all concerned, so part of our CONTRACT makes provision that the re-sale of any unregesitered bike will be dealt with ($$penalties) and if the problem persists the dealership could potentially lose their right and trademarks/banner to sell the product!
I bought a motorcycle in 1988 it was 1 year used, looked at a new one but liked the used one, that was the year of free trade, or should we say thankyou Mr. Canadian dealer you just lost your mark up on that used vehicle because the new unit/car sitting on your showroom is now the same price, people lost large on that deal!!
What drives bikes/cars going to the US is entrepeneurs who have played this dog and pony show for years, the common denominator which helps these lads is called the EXCHGANGE RATE.
The company i work for has parity pricing equal to the same US units, and I would caution that most other manufactures have the same policies, if they did not there would not be any Yamaha Canada's, or Suzuki Canada's etc.. I think what you will find is that the principles (owners of these dealerships are struggling with very high overheads, and when they have a showroom full of product they will take the chance and move it south of the border, losing a potential customer here in their own country, which only adds to the demise of dealerships, and yes the big manufactures do sometimes turn their heads in a different direction when this happens especially when the pipe lines are full.
So to this Scotty boys point I tend to agree with his spin on the situation only because i work live and deal in this hostile environment daily.
To that end like come on guys lets jsut talk about ridin, gettin muddy, doin wheelies, wrenchin on bikes and sharing fun stories.??? sound good.
KTM 450 EXC 2003
Harley Davidson Road Glide 2003.
KTM 400 EXC-01 sold.
I have a friend who is a Gm dealership in Canada, same thing!!
Posted November 25, 2002 - 06:27 PM
As far as the automotive industy goes, don't shed a tear for all those poor,oppressed G.M.,Dodge and Ford dealers. Right now there are plenty of desirable vehicles up here(ie; fully loaded, diesel, 4x4, quad cab trucks) on short-term, inexpensive leases to all the dealer's friends and family. These babied, low mileage trucks will show up as "used" in the U.S. shortly.
Cross-border vehicle shopping happens all the time, but not really in enough volume to cause any sort of grief in the powersports or automotive industry. Hopefully one day we'll have an economically unified continent, devoid of trade borders, with one currency. Until then - go forth and get the best deal you can on a new bike, no matter what side of the border it's on - after all, it is your money.
Peace Eh - P.Z.
Posted November 25, 2002 - 09:18 PM
- go forth and get the best deal you can on a new bike, no matter what side of the border it's on - after all, it is your money.
Peace Eh - P.Z.
Hell different states have different costs of living. I could buy a bike cheaper just from driving over a few states. The Problem is flag waving American dealers are your typical capitolist pigs who will bitch about anything that slightly resembles a lost sale!
Posted November 25, 2002 - 11:33 PM
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Posted November 26, 2002 - 05:02 AM