bad economy but still lots of dealer fees?
We all know we are in a bad economy. Since we are, why are Suzuki dealers still adding on fees like crazy? I called up motosports of tampa yesterday. They had no "wees" in stock. He said he might be able to dig up an older '08 for me, but I would have to "make a financial deal" with the dealership first, sign all the paperwork, etc. to have it delivered to them. I then asked "What do you guys have for dealer fees, document fees, - you know all the extra fees on top of the bike, plus are they negotiable?" The sales guy told me that
while they might be able to wheel and deal a little on the price of an '08, the dealer fees, doc fees were NON-NEGOTIABLE, as if they did it for one person, they would have to do it for everyone. Right there, I was about to blurt out,"In this economy, why don't you drop some of these damn fees, you might sell some friggin' bikes!" But, I just asked about the fees. Here's what he told me:$199 Doc fees (probably 20 minutes of someone's time that they are paying $8 an hour); $199 set-up fee, $349 fee for something that I forgot to put in my notes- could it be freight? Tax and $91 for tag fee.
1)Has anyone had any luck in getting any of these fees reduced, especially getting the doc fees knocked off?
2)Anyone have success in getting setup/freight fees knocked down?
Hell, by the time you get out of the dealership you are looking at close to $1k you spent in fees, and that's not including the 6% Florida sales tax.
I know some car dealers have knocked off their customary $500-$600 "dealer fees" here in Ft. Myers in order to spur business. All advice and comments appreciated.