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post #1 of 18 Old 02-04-2014, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Dealer prep and Freight

I can go to almost any store on the web these days and if I order a minimum amount, I can have free shipping anywhere in the US. Like a set of tires. Free Shipping. A GoPro camera.. free.. a motorcycle battery.. also free.. Virtually any motorcycle part can be bought with free shipping, provided the amount is sufficient.

So why does it suddenly cost $800 when you order a $12k complete motorcycle? Shouldn't that be free as well?

I order stuff from Hong Kong all the time because it costs 1/10th the amount, and it also ships free directly to my house. So what if I have to wait 3 weeks to get it. If it doesn't show up, I get my money back.

Why can't I order a motorcycle from Suzuki corporate, and have it shipped to my house for free?

I understand the dealer prep thing. That makes a bit of sense to me in some ways, but someone like myself, who can do basic wrenching, knows that blue Loctite is, and has a set of sockets handy, would be able to do the Dealer prep part easy enough. It would even be FUN IMO. Imagine a crate arrives at your house one day.. OMG.. what a blast..

Why not...

I think everyone just gets used to paying this extra fee, and they don't think to argue about it anymore.

Curious.. for those who have ordered a new V2.. what did the dealer tell you were the "extra" fees? Dealer Prep, Freight, Documentation Fee, Tire recycle fees?
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post #2 of 18 Old 02-04-2014, 11:14 PM
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Buy a Chinese bike and you'll get your wish. I don't know if this is with cars or bikes but I thought I had heard that the manufacturer would reimburse the dealership for the set up fee.
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Sport Cycle in Rockingham NC waive freight and set up. Call Keith, not sure what issues you would face taking it back into Canada though.

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Don't worry about freight, prep, and other fees. ALL that matters is the amount you write the check for.

As for dealer prep, that is a laughing matter at best. My 650 had 22 lbs of air in the front tire when they said it was ready to go. I looked the bike over for loose stuff before I left and then checked it out at home.

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Suzuki relies on their dealer network to make sure its done right. It it always done right? No.

All of that should be a negotiable item when purchasing the the bike. I just bought a 2013 650 Adventure, still in the crate. My dealer charged $150 setup and no freight.

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The dealer gets reimbursed from the manufacturer for setup fees. Most will show this on the invoice, but will back it out of the final cost. Like I said, "most" dealers.

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post #7 of 18 Old 02-05-2014, 11:21 AM
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I picked up a full-line Suzuki color brochure at the bike show, and have since recycled it. That brochure heavily features the new vee2 plus accessories. I distinctly remember footnotes on that brochure that spell out exactly how much freight and PDI would cost for each model. Someone who still has that brochure should have a look.

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Like others have said...only the closing price counts.
When I do it I figure what I want to pay, maybe allow a couple hundred bucks for set up, calculate the tax and make the offer.
If they don't bite...walk...simple
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I only deal on 'price out of the door' basis now. I got burned on a used motorcycle a few years ago, when the dealer tacked on a $250 "document" fee. Lesson learned.

In response to the OP, I've been trying to remember what the quoted prices were in the Suzuki Canada brochure, but I think it was something like $365 for PDI for the naked vee2.

Keep in mind that the SE version is not a 'real' factory model in Canada. The dealer will install side bags, hand protectors and center stand out of stock accessory parts for $1000. But I bet that the extra markup on PDI comes from the time to install the SE extras.

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