$770, Freight and Handling for a new bike.

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by f650blue, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. f650blue

    f650blue n00b

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    I went to a local BMW dealer that also sells Triumph motorcycles. I asked what the total price was on new triumph scrambler. The sales person went back to his desk and produced sheet of the total price and he broke it down item by item. I noticed there was a charge of $770 for freight and handling. I never bought a new bike but I understand there is a charge for seting the bike up, but $770. Is this amount about what you have paid on a new bike?
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  2. Knobbie

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    Go somewhere else. They're ripping you off.
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  3. ER BEEMER

    ER BEEMER Save the Airheads

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    I'm not sure where your at. Check out this dealer they are suppose to have the cheapest prices in the country.:deal http://www.southernpowersports.com/
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  4. El Hombre

    El Hombre Banned

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    Call around and see if anyone is selling a scrambler for less, OTD.

    That's a popular bike, McQueen rode one, he's only been dead for 26 years, and still able to bump prices.

    I'm impressed.

    You gotta shop like crazy if you want a better price on something like this. And even then, you might not be able. Remember the Mazda Miata craze?
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  5. sigpe57

    sigpe57 Been here awhile

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    You probably have not been to the dealer for a long time like me. I walked into to a Honda dealer in east Los Angeles 2 months ago. I asked for the price of a new Honda VFR. The shipping and handling was $1,900. The salesman toll me he can knock off $300 if I am real interested. I can't believe my eyes. I can go to L.A. Inglewood area, buy a brand new Honda VFR and pay $0 shipping and handling charges.
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  6. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Freight & setup are arbitrary charges. Whether the dealer gets them is entirely supply, demand, and your negotiating skills.

    - Mark
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