Originally Posted by jimcolombo
p.s. Is there a decent Suzook dealer in town? I am so far wholly unimpressed with the on Craig Rd.
Uh oh, now you're gonna get me started.
You know what the sick part is? Of the three in town that I've been to, they are the best by FAR. And believe me, that's not saying much.
When I bought my Strom, I threatened to drive all the way to L.A. to buy it, because no one in town would move off of MSRP (and Carter Powersports tried to go $500 OVER sticker on me.)
Finally got LV Motorsports (on Craig) to $7300 OTD. Not a great deal, but by the far the best I could do locally.
When I told Carter that their price was ridiculous ($8217 OTD for a floor model with a paint pit on the tank) they just shrugged and said "We sell every bike we get. If you don't buy at this price, someone else will."
A line? Most likely. On the other hand, I've been stunned at what some people have paid for their bikes around here.
For the life of me, I can't remember the exact price at Nevada Suzuki, but I believe it was $7716 OTD. Both there and at Carter, I was told this was the price, no negotiating, take it or leave it. Apparently they were serious, as they both let me walk out the door. NV Suzuki never called back. Carter called almost 3 weeks later ready to deal! :lol:
LV wasn't going to budge off their offer of $7500 OTD either. Finally in a fit of near rage that probably should have got me thrown out of there, I told them this was my third time trying to buy this bike today, that I'd had enough of this attempted rape and was driving to LA where I had a Strom waiting for me for $6995 OTD - which was true.
Made up leverage helps, but REAL leverage is even better.
I did enjoy watching the sales guy follow me to my car pleading to give them a second chance. :lol:
They gave me the same line about never moving off of MSRP, and said the only reason they agreed to deal was because they had 7 Stroms on the property and needed to move a few of them.
The first part was actually true, as there were two Stroms on the floor, and as they were prepping mine, I saw four other Stroms parked back there, covered in dust.
They had just justify all of their add-on fees anyway and worked them into the OTD price that gave me, so the actual price of the bike itself on the invoice was knocked all the way back to $5595. I was happy about that part at least, as I know that's closer to the bike-only price that the guys in the eastern half of the U.S. have been paying.
This is just one of MANY reasons why I can't wait to get out of this place.
P.S. One more....I see Suzuki OEM center stands on the net for around $165-$180.
Suzuki's own MSRP is $219.
Ordered one online and was sent the wrong one. Was in a hurry so picked one up locally at Nevada Suzuki on Boulder Hwy.
The price? $271 + tax