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Old Dec 29th 2017, 04:27 PM   #1
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Dealers never stock much of any apparel...and they wonder why we buy online

Feel the same? The local dealer advertised all apparel (including Ducati) on sale and when you want to buy a jacket or pants, they never ever have big sizes in the store. I need Euro size 58 jacket and 56 pants....did they have any? No and they never do. From now on Iíll order via Revzilla or other places. Iím not fat, Iím 6í4Ē and 215. But I need bigger sizes.
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Old Dec 29th 2017, 04:35 PM   #2
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Shops are always overpriced anyway. Same as revzilla. There are plenty of overseas websites that offer items much much cheaper for the same exact item, as long as you know the size you need in advance. I've bought all my gear and 4 pf my helmets from overseas and no VAT or customs issues either.

Check motoin.de

Usually my go to site but there are others as well. Long as you don't mind waiting a little longer for delivery.
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Old Dec 29th 2017, 05:04 PM   #3
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Thats the reason stores don't carry gear is because people try it on then buy it online its cheaper.

Carrying stock costs money which you might not sell, same with auto parts store and parts.

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Old Dec 29th 2017, 05:22 PM   #4
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I understand people got to make money, but local is almost always double what you can find online. I'm about to make a post about this for my oil change.
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Thats the reason stores don't carry gear, is because people try it on then buy it online its cheaper.

Carrying stock costs money which you might not sell, same with auto parts store and parts.
no no no no

I'm old and have been modifying and buying shit for a long time. If you live in Australia it has always been difficult to get decent prices or stock on just about anything.

When the online stuff started coming on it was great you could finally get reasonable products for reasonable prices (I'm talking before China got into the act).

Then the retailers that would rape you and then keep you waiting forever for it to arrive started crying about no one supporting them fuck off. They set the scene for customers to not be faithful, you think Frazers gives a fuck about me?
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Australia is the exception cause everything here is expensive. Everyone is price gouging everyone, there is massive difference from cost price to retail.

Nope frasers don't give a f*ck but they hold a monopoly, you can get cheaper parts elsewhere but with shipping you might aswell buy it locally.

I was doing electrical work for a yamaha store so I would get a discount sometimes and it was still cheaper with shipping to buy from japan or usa.

Best experience Ive had to date was from a small family owned ducati shop, who sourced a part at a special price for me and I hardly know them.

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The BMW importers run a good smooth operation (I just bought a new GS after a ride day) our Ducati importers for Australia are tools, on a track day a couple of weeks ago a really nice lady came into my pit garage asking if I owned the Pani and would I like to join them (Ducati) to hang and chill. I thanked her and went about my business because last time I tried that I was given the cold shoulder by Craig McMartin and crew, I rolled my bike up for some advice on suspension adjustment like the Ducati site had told me to do.

Craig wasn't that keen to help so I quickly got the idea and slithered off back to where I came he must have been having a bad day but if your attempting to be the face of a brand it should in my eyes be a helpful and happy one. This is partly why I bought a GS and not another Multistrada for some reason these fuckers don't get that.

Maybe they don't care or need to, that would be so cool to be in a position like that.

Glad that's off my chest!
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Shame they don't have people like Troy Bayliss being the figure head of they're product and retailing it, nice friendly people who know how to use the machinery and who are generous with their time and talents. Sorry DCPanni for hijack!
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I'm willing to pay a bit more and buy at the dealer so I know it fits and its in my hands. But I'm tired of never finding any size for me in stock. In my area I have four Ducati dealers but none of them carry anything bigger than euro 54 in jackets. I bought a 58 Revit ignition jacket that fits great and i was wanting to get a full leather Ducati Corse jacket in the C2 or C3. Guess ill order online if I can find one in 58.
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My local Ducatii dealer closed for good just before Xmas.

Never had anything other than Scramblers and maybe a demo 959
Wife wanted to buy a shirt and hat for my birthday and walked out at lack of interest from staff.
they also took 4 weeks to do a water pump on a Pani which they had water pump in stock.


Australia has a very big problem with lack of customer support. They cry about no-one buying local and online sales, yet when i get more help from people in the US (I got a late night phone call to say that the part I wanted wouldnt work and then discussed an alt fix, in effect doing himself out of a sale)

its not going to change anytime soon........
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