2017 1200 GS what is the best price

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by UBALDINUCCI, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. UBALDINUCCI

    UBALDINUCCI Adventurer

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    Looking to purchase a new 2017 1200 GS. What do you think the best price would be or I guess what kind of discounts should I be hoping for? I’m located in CT if that matters.
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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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  3. AZgman

    AZgman Addicted to curves

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    Well, at least you have Max BMW to work with. Now is the time to buy in the cold NE. I got a great deal from MAX on a 2007 RT back in Feb 08. I traded it in on a Triumph Trophy in 2014... mistake :(

    I got about $1500 off of my 2017 GS here in AZ back in March of 2017.
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    Nesbocaj Earth, we're #1

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    See Zac at the Brookfield store.
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  5. TBickell

    TBickell And away we GO !!

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    Do you want a 2017 ( manufactured before November of 2016 ) or a 2017.5 which has many significant upgrades including new body panels, gearbox, suspension, Hill start etc.? If you can find a 2017 you could probably get a good deal as it is basically a 2016. They may be dealing on the 2017.5's as the 2018's are out but to my knowledge is no different. BMW made it nice and confusing for the 2017 year.
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  6. UBALDINUCCI

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    I think I’m flexible. Ultimately, the price will drive my purchase. These are great bikes, so either way I can’t go wrong. Just wanted to get a feeling on what kind of discounts the dealers are offering.
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  7. LAFS

    LAFS Been here awhile

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    Well on a 17 GS they are offering 1.9% financing and a free Nav 6. I just bought one for 20,600 here in PA but that included Vario bags and engine guards. I can tell you that the 17 shifts like butter, I love the LED headlight, and ABS pro should be worth it if I ever need/use it.

    Edit: I had put the wrong price I paid.

    The bags were roughly 1K with the locks, and the bars were roughly 500.00. Then install of the bars. I did receive about 350.00 back from the dealer for some mis communication on pricing. I am happy and have no issues with what I paid or what I got.
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  8. wasproxy

    wasproxy Global Moto Tourer

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    I bought a 2016 in March of 2016 and got a great deal from Zac, $2000 off ... buying a 2017 in Feb 2018, you should get an amazing deal...they need to move those bikes
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  9. Byrdguy

    Byrdguy Long timer

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    Go to whatever dealers that are close to you and start dickering. Every dealer will probably be different. Some knock $$ off, some give deals on accessories, and some will do the first service for free. It will also depend on the bikes they have in stock.
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  10. AZgman

    AZgman Addicted to curves

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    I have to disagree that a 2017 is "basically a 2016". There were updates made to 2017 models and more updates made to the 2017.5 models. There was also a price increase.
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  11. AdamChandler

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    Agree with others here but don't go to the dealers. Just email all of them with the stock # of the bike you're looking at and ask them to confirm the price and incentives..ask about 2017 inventory and demo models and whoever comes back with the lowest price int he spec you want, call them up and give them $500 to hold it for you in exchange for a Purchase and sales then start shopping for the lowest interest rate from a credit union.

    But don' pick up the phone or put miles on your car if you're not sure where you're going to buy it. I'd email every dealer in a 250 mile radius. Heck, I was talking to dealers in the mid-west when shopping in August. Almost flew out to STL before Max BMW called me and beat their pricing.

    Just note, I don't haggle OR ask dealers for a lower price. I ask them what their price is.. say thank you and not bug them until I'm ready to make a deposit. You might do things differently.

    Max BMW gave me a price, I said I'd think about it but I was eyeing something else $1500 less on Craigslist and a week later after getting more serious with Gateway BMW, max called me beating the CL price (which was a used 2017 with 2K miles) on a demo 2017 never titled so i was able to get a better interest rate (new versus used). So I took the deal.

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    I think I can speak for all dealers that haggling is no fun. Maybe some guys like it but I feel like a shit-head asking someone to lower their price. I work for my money and if someone says this widget is $10, offering them $8 is just silly. Unfortuatey, the market doesn't agree with that and most people ask more knowing others will haggle them. If I price something, that's what I want for it...which is why I've stopped selling things on craigslist.
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  12. JetSpeed

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    To answer the OP's question, I think that about $1500 - $2000 off MSRP on a new GS + any incentives is about as good as it's going to get.

    I do agree that the Internet is a useful tool but so is picking up the phone and making a couple of calls, often times I have gotten zero response from dealers on the Internet but offered a great deal over the phone, the most important thing is to get a hold of the right person, I usually ask for the sales manager and simply "What is your best price on this machine, no trade and a cash deal?".
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  13. SPX

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    Many dealers will not talk about price over email, at least not discounted prices. I suppose because they don’t want their competition knowing what they are selling bikes for (and then trying to beat that price to get the business).

    My experience has been that if you want to have a discussion about pricing, to get the best pricing, that discussion should be had in person or at least via telephone.
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  14. AdamChandler

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    Opposite experience here. I work completely online and if a dealer won't, I go somewhere else. The industry is changing and I do 100% of my business over email w/o needing a cell phone. dealerships have entire departments for Internet sales now.

    I didn't have a single BMW dealer push me to talk on the phone. I don't really know why telling someone a price on the phone versus email is any different.

    I will add some dealers try to text me things (once they do have my numbers). I won't do that. I hate texting because I can't type very fast on mobile phones and short-hand leaves a lot out of the conversation so I shut that down pretty fast.
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    MrVvrroomm Been here awhile

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  16. UBALDINUCCI

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  17. TBickell

    TBickell And away we GO !!

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    That's a very good price and that is for sure a 2017.5 with the new plastic and other upgrades. Ask me how I know..:doh
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    wasproxy Global Moto Tourer

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    Remember one more thing ... MAX BMW offers FREE pickup and return in their big-ass van for your servicing ... in the WINTER

    Why nickel & dime on FleaBay when Max & their superior customer care is in your backyard ... I like saving money to buy more single malt scotch too ... but having a great dealer nearby to support you ... who actually gives a shit.... priceless
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  19. UBALDINUCCI

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    Max BMW is closed on Monday. I called them today ,I wil try tomorrow. I prefer local if it makes sense.
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  20. UBALDINUCCI

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    I ready your story, that is why I know about the 17.5 version of the GS. Sucks when you spend all that money and there’s something that you missed.
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