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Old 04-07-2013, 05:39 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by JerryH View Post
This is also a Vespa/BMW dealer, so they get away with that. $5499 is for a 2012 model. Sales tax alone here would be over $500, and registration another $250-$300. After about 10 years, registration drops to about $20.

5495.-- plus 500.-- tax, plus 300.-- reg ( higher than California reg? Didnt think that was possible) is 6300.--.

Are you saying the local dealer charges another roughly 1200.-- in freight and set-up? Thats excessive...and Im a proponent of the dealer. We need them.

Call Vespa Sherman Oaks in LA. He can ship one to your door for less than that. Or at least negotiate those excessive fees to a reasonable level...the actuall freight cost to the dealer is roughly 275.--. I worked for a scooter dealer for nearly 4 years....i've seen the freight invoices. Sounds like he's attempting to keystone the freight, and pad the PDI time. Shame.
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