I'd follow the advice of those that say get out-of-town quotes too. I live in Colorado and bought my BMW in Nevada and my Triumph in Florida. You can shop for the best price and get a great ride home from a new place without having to make a long round trip ride. Yes, there will be air fare, but I've gotten the sellers to hold the bike 2-3 weeks to allow me to shop for a decent one-way air ticket.
It has been common for many years now, that dealers advertise their willingness to do fly & ride/drives & I've done these on both ends a number of times including drive/haul/fix routines. Ya gotta go where "it" is located. I've ran into a few sellers that were "troubled" by the thought of an out of town buyer & shirked the whole idea but most are savy (some a bit too savy) & more than willing to facilitate a sale. FWIW, each of my 4 new Tundra PU's has come from a different dealer as the employee's in vehicle sales & the business plans change like the wind. Is there a business where more "employee drift" takes place (not counting obvious drifting like construction) ?
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Do people here on the forum think one-price (no haggling) motorcycles would be beneficial?
Last edited by Motodan; 07-11-2013 at 02:48 PM.
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What they do share at the transaction level is for a good deal both buyer and seller have to see a value equal to and better yet greater than the transaction costs. If either side can not do that politely walk away. It does not make the prospective buyer a jerk or the dealer a bad dealer. It just means given their current constraints to make a deal they can?t do that.
Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!
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