First WR's arrived yesterday...
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Us guys near the warehouse, and port of LA, typically get them first.
So much for that. I guess the cali models are still having the new triangle wheels installed so we cant ride them in the desert.
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Posted January 09, 2003 - 08:42 PM
We will have WR250's on the floor next week here in South Africa But we dont know of the 450's date yet.
The distributors here say that they only got shipping Documents 3 days before the bikes arrived and therefore say it is anybodys guess when they land here.
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Posted January 10, 2003 - 11:22 AM
I feel for you man!! I am almost in the same boat. My local dealer here in NorCal has tried twice to stiff me on the list. I have to go in every week or so and re-confirm that I am No. 1 on their list. These dealers sometimes just dont get it. With all the internet parts competition out there, you would think that they would be a whole lot more customer oriented. I'm still not 100% sure that I wont get hosed from this dealer. Last week they said "End of January". As soon as I get mine, I'm having a little chat with the dealers management to let them know about the 2 more kids bikes that wont be buying from them !!!
Posted January 17, 2003 - 09:11 PM
the EXACT same thing happened to my brother -- read the saga here:
how putting a deposit down on a 'hot' bike means nothing...
my advice is to take the same action we did -- don't buy anything from them ever again, and spread the word that they are dishonest. i know that you want your bike and you don't want to single-finger-salute them just yet, but after you get it you need to send them the Big Economic Message. i'm sure that my local dealer is none-too-happy that i now go in there just to fondle stuff before i order it online. but they created that situation, and brought it upon themselves. i don't feel guilty for expecting reasonable fairness and ethical business practices. i've steered some $40K worth of bike and ATV business away from this particular dealer in the last couple of years, and i hope i'm making an impact.
jim aka the wrooster
Posted January 18, 2003 - 05:39 AM
What a story! You stuck it to them and believe me, I will be doing the same thing to my dealer. In fact, I have already purchased a WR450 in a crate out of state and is on it's way here. Yippee!! I haven't cancelled my order at my local Yami shop yet because my bro-in-law is on the list after me and I want to make sure he gets the one I was slated for...not somebody else. It's funny how some dealers just don't understand that good business ethics and good customer service will keep a person coming back. Thanks for the link...I'm sure you made a difference!
Posted January 18, 2003 - 09:33 PM