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Old Nov 27th 2017, 06:56 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by AmpForE View Post
Agreed!

It's a 45 minute job. Not to mention, it's a cost of doing business as the dealer can't display big ass boxes on the showroom floor. And the manufacturer pays the dealer prep time and dealers get that money in the quarterly hold back check, at least they do in the auto industry.
same for the motorcycle industry , though the salesman will lie straight to your face about it. possibly not a lie if they don't know this though.
so the profit on the bike in question is more like 5k
But maybe a dealer making money is a good thing - every japanese dealership within an hour drive of me has gone out of business in the past five years.
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DNA charges dealers freight on the invoice for every bike sold to dealers.
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Old Nov 27th 2017, 07:29 AM   #43
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DNA charges dealers freight on the invoice for every bike sold to dealers.
I found this out when I bought my BMW X5. We figured we'd save that fee as we picked it up directly from the factory in South Carolina. We were living in Dallas, T at the time.

The Freight Fee is established by the Manufacturer and then submitted to the Federal government, that way everyone pays the same freight fee whether you live next to the factory or on the other side of the country.

If any of you buy a new BMW, I would strongly recommend picking it up in SC and doing their driving class, it's free and all you have to do it fly to SC and then drive your new vehicle home. Fabulous experience.
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Originally Posted by Macattack View Post
same for the motorcycle industry , though the salesman will lie straight to your face about it. possibly not a lie if they don't know this though.
so the profit on the bike in question is more like 5k
But maybe a dealer making money is a good thing - every japanese dealership within an hour drive of me has gone out of business in the past five years.
I understand that margins are thin on motorcycles, and if the price is close to msrp that's fine, but don't lie to me and say you have fees you need to me to pay on my behalf and you don't. I've battled with many dealers over this and have walked out on many.
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