Posted January 04, 2003 - 11:33 AM
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Posted January 05, 2003 - 05:31 AM
The manufacturer will reimburse the dealer $X amount on unsold bikes so the dealer does not eat the loss.
Posted January 05, 2003 - 06:41 AM
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Posted January 06, 2003 - 10:45 AM
For Example: When I was looking to buy a new ride I went to my local dealer and looked a a new "02"KTM 520MXC and this was in September of this year. They had new "03"s sitting right next to it. So I went to the sales person told him what I wanted to pay out the door and he started his sales pitch. The end result of the conversation that day was let me talk to the manager and see what I can do. !0 minutes later he came back and said "sorry we can't do it for that price we'll loose money". So I left.
Two days later I paid for the sheet, printed it out and got my numbers togather. On the one for KTMs it had all of the info on it that all the dealers pay. This number include what the dealer should charge for shipping and what they should charge for setup with a bottom line "No Money Made price". Also keep in mind that dealers on the east coast pay the same as dealers on the west coast, by law.
So I take my handy little piece of paper back with me and my new price that I recalculated(taxes and bottom line price, which was actually lower then my first attempt). I tell him my new price and he tells me no way. I then show him the paper and prove to him that he can sell it to me for that price and make more money keeping me buying acces. and crap then losing me over price of a new ride. He takes it to his manager and 5 minutes later he comes back and asks me when I want to pickup the bike?
So don't be afraid to spend some money to save some money?
P.S. I also love to grind these guys over price, it's just plain fun.
Posted January 06, 2003 - 11:17 AM