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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by klondike300, Jan 31, 2013.
I'd offer $3k and would walk out feeling bad about a refusal if that helps.
I'm not sure with what my happy price range is. I just hate the whole procedure. I'd almost rather buy a house again than buying from a dealer. But at that price range I'm not expecting some jaw dropping deal. Just whoever wants my business.
I'm taking my KLX in next week and do some wheeling and dealing with the guy who sold me my quads.
You know after reading thru this thread, it made me think of how I buy vehicles. Last weekend, I bought a new truck and based the decision solely on price. I contacted several dealers, told them what I wanted and whoever quoted the best price would get the business. I actually saved a lot of money and it was for the most part, pain free.
And yet, when I look at how I buy vehicles I enjoy and am passionate about (motorcycles and snowmobiles) I take a completely different approach. Because these are sports I love, I make an effort to support my local dealer. I can't tell you how many vehicles I have bought at my local shop which happens to be Ride Motorsports iin Woodinville. I know I will get a fair deal on the purchase as well as on parts and service. I truly want shops like this to do well and stay in business. I also can't tell you how many times they have saved a weekend for me by staying open a few minutes late so I could get the part that just broke, or gave me service advice that salvaged a weekend or countless other examples.
I guess my point is that the difference between a scrapped weekend and being able to ride is one of the reasons I support the local dealer vs doing mail order or shopping just on price. Also, unlike how I just bought my truck (transportation vs fun toys) I don't squeeze every dollar out of every transaction (But then again, Ride has been very fair on pricing anyway) because I want to them to be there next year and the year after. And before anyone asks, no, I don't work there, no I don't have any financial stake etc. I am just a loyal customer because I have always been treated well.
Having seen how many dealerships have failed the last few years, I believe even more in this. Just one guys thought here but, I would much rather support the local guy than see an empty store front.
To avoid dealer bullshit just buy one lightly used on Craigslist. Much easier.
I bought my 2009 TW200 from tacoma motorsports.
I paid full price (I tried to dicker). I put 2k down and financed the rest. (took me six months to pay it off)
Another guy was in there at the same time buying a Ruckus and they gave him free his and hers helmets with his deal. I then hinted at can you throw anything in with my purchase and was met with a "sorry can't do that".
After I bought it I never heard from the dealer/salesman again. (I'm a firm believer in a follow up call)
Bike came with a quart of fuel and loose handlebars.