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post #1 of 15 Old 07-08-2008, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Dealer playing me?

So I'm 20 and plan on buying the DL650 as a first bike... and the guy I went and quoted a price on told me that it would be $7380 OTD. The question is... does that seem a little high? I was hoping to get it around the MSRP price OTD. Thanks
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post #2 of 15 Old 07-08-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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It's a tick high. Keep after it, you'll get him to go lower. Just be ready to sign when he says yes.
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post #3 of 15 Old 07-08-2008, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your reply... what do you think would be a reasonable price to settle on... $7000?
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post #4 of 15 Old 07-08-2008, 07:10 PM
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Thanks for your reply... what do you think would be a reasonable price to settle on... $7000?
That's what I paid for my 2007 DL1000. (within $100)

First, find out the exact cost of state taxes and fees. Published MSRP for a 2008 DL650 is $6699. I think that is supposed to include dealer prep and shipping. Of course, it doesn't include state taxes and fees.

Call every dealer in your area that is close enough to pick up the bike from. Ask for the out-the-door price, including all fees and taxes, for the exact bike you want. Get at least 5 prices. You may have to call them back several times to get a price. I was quoted prices from $8500 to $7000 on the DL1000. Motorcycle dealers are notorious for charging whatever they want and not calling back.

Dealers make money on parts and service, even warrantee service. If a dealer gives you a hard time about buying the bike elsewhere, don't go back.

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My suggestion is to offer him the price you want to pay(but please make it reasonable) and see what he says.

If he says no, thank him, shake his hand, and walk away.

Then call him the next day and ask if he'll reconsider.

If he still says no...wait a week and call him again.

Be persistant...but be nice...and like what was said before, be prepared to buy the bike if he says yes.

I'm just sayin...

Good Luck!!

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Thanks for your reply... what do you think would be a reasonable price to settle on... $7000?
I really can't rail against a dealer for trying to make a buck, but I've found that if you offer them list, OTD plus a hunnert bucks, they'll usually bite.

BTD's advice is sound, too.
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post #7 of 15 Old 07-09-2008, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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Alll really good advice. Thanks a lot
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post #8 of 15 Old 07-10-2008, 05:07 PM
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One problem... you're 20. This is a dorky old man's bike! Shouldn't you be buying an R6 or a GSXR? :lol:

Kidding, of course...

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Find out what the invoice price is - which I think is in the $5900 range. Offer him that plus $100. Contained within invoice is also a dealer hold back provision, meaning he gets some of that paid back to him from the manufacturer as a profit later in the year. Don't pay any prep/delivery or paperwork fees. In this case, OTD would be whatever you offer plus sales tax if any plus licensing. If the offer isn't accepted, thank him leave him your phone number, and drive to the next place. Feel free to talk to the sales manager directly - you don't need a salesman that gets commission if you already sold yourself on the bike.

OTD is a little decieving on a forum like this, because taxes and fees vary state to state. I might buy a bike at $6600 here and get a good deal - you might pay the same amount and be getting the short end of the stick.
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One problem... you're 20. This is a dorky old man's bike! Shouldn't you be buying an R6 or a GSXR? :lol:

Kidding, of course...
C'mon I got mine when I was 17. You know some of us younger people do make sensible choices every once in a while. Anyway I believe fastwally carries a quote that says"its more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow"

Ok back to the topic I was able to get mine for exactly MSRP. I talked to one sales rep and was just very nice about everything. I think that if you stick with the same person you will be able to get him talked down quicker.

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