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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-04-2020, 02:08 PM
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Bill, that is hilarious. They should have advertised it for $1 and then had all the rest as additional fees and dealer prep! The $1 would have caught people's attention as that 13995.00 caught yours.

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In my quest to find an FJR I saw an ad from Del Amo motorsports in Long Beach 2020 FJR1300 ES for 13995.00. So I called today to see what gives with the price. Nice young lady on the phone confirms the price on one vehicle, ... she says no 3995.00
Thought it might be nice to get a 2016 for its cruise control. (Love the FJR Blue) I live close to Del Amo Motorsports, so when I saw their ad in CycleTrader, I called, thinking getting a 2020 instead of a 2016 might work out ok. Spoke to the same lady and got the same lowball response. Experiences like this drive me far, far away from dealerships. If they will be this disreputable when selling a bike, one can only imagine the rip-off and attitude when a bike is taken in for service.

Glad some of you live close to more reputable dealers.

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Buy anywhere (except if you live in Kalifornia). Get a bill of sale and a certificate of origin from the dealer. Take it home and register is within 45 days and pay only local taxes and fees.
In Alabama one has 20 days including weekends to register and pay sales tax.

Had a bit of a issue with a Toyota. Paid with check. Dealer was ďwaiting for check to clear.Ē Finally faxed a copy of my own cleared check from credit union before dealer sent final paperwork. I got in just under the 20 day deadline.

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Don't be surprised that this dealer is using bait advertising tactics to reel you in.

I responded to the same company with a different location and got the run around about not having the advertised FJR.

THEN this salesman attempted to spin me into looking into something about what I DIDNT go there for.

Personally, I'd luv to purchase a 2020 FJR.
If I do, it WON'T be from this group.

Research around.

I'm fortunate for having these forums to make better decisions before I start looking.

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Most of the dealers here in Ca do the same bait and switch crap. Only place Ive found that doesn't is GP motorcycles in San Diego. All Euro bikes. Last new bike I bought from them (17 Guzzi Griso) it was discounted (3900.) then sales tax and DMV fees, thats it. This was the third bike Id bought there and same treatment every time.
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Fly-and-ride it back home. Half the 7200 miles will be knocked out and you can do the other half in a weekend.

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.......... additional fees, get this dealer prep, delivery etc ...... 3995.00 I stopped her and said 39.95 she says no 3995.00, I started cracking up. Wished her a good day and hung up.
Ain't it funny how everyone thinks you're too sdubid to see $3,999.99 or $3995 as $4,000? Well, even funnier, when ask people to repeat a $3.99 price, they often say $3.



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Bill, that is hilarious. They should have advertised it for $1 and then had all the rest as additional fees and dealer prep! The $1 would have caught people's attention as that 13995.00 caught yours.
They actually do that on FleaBay.


Then you also see $14 items listed at $30,000. I used to think they were just looking for "wrong clicks" until it occurred to me that they're likely just using the listings to launder money.

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Itís a common practice both in cars and in motorcycle sales. It must work to some degree because the dealers keep doing it. The shop where I work which is the largest used motorcycle dealer in the country charges a $99 doc fee. Thatís it and they tell you that up front. If you register in WI they have to collect sales tax otherwise pay it when you register the bike in your home state. People are always shocked by the fact that there is no bs and quite often say so or relate horror stories from trying to do business with other dealers. May be why they sell more bikes in a month than most dealers do in a year.
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When I bought my new 2015 FJR, I searched Cycletrader and found a great deal. I flew one-way to Baltimore and bought it at Glen Burnie Motorsports. It was a great deal. They had everything ready to go and I was riding away with the new motorcycle about 15 minutes after getting to the store. I recommend them based on my experience.
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The shop where I work which is the largest used motorcycle dealer in the country charges a $99 doc fee. That’s it and they tell you that up front. If you register in WI they have to collect sales tax otherwise pay it when you register the bike in your home state. People are always shocked by the fact that there is no bs and quite often say so or relate horror stories from trying to do business with other dealers. May be why they sell more bikes in a month than most dealers do in a year.

That was my experience with D&H Cycles in Cullman, AL. They do a $50 fee as their profit on a 48-month YAMAHA factory extended warranty too.

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