Originally Posted by wb57
Had a dealer that I gave most of my new bike business and all of my parts/gear/accessories business for close to ten years.
Shopping for a new bike last year, I called him (the owner) with a price I wanted to pay on a new bike.
He told me he wouldn't take less than about 15% more than that.
Went to the other dealer and bought the bike and took the rest of my business with me.
15% is huge.
Either they guy you bought from was giving the bike away, or they guy you used to buy from wasn't willing to cut any kind of a deal.
How 'bout some numbers and make/model of bike?
Rocker59 (aka guzzimike), Aux Arcs
Moto Guzzi: LeMans 1000 CI, Sport 1100, V11 LeMans Nero Corsa
IBA #24873, MGNOC #21347
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