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I have heard from other and also seen here on the forums that I could expect these add on charges tacked onto my quote at any dealership.

My question: What is the actual cost to the dealership for freight and prep/installation? Has anyone worked fo


I have heard from other and also seen here on the forums that I could expect these add on charges tacked onto my quote at any dealership.

My question: What is the actual cost to the dealership for freight and prep/installation? Has anyone worked for a dealer before? I had read on a forum dated back to 2007 that these service fees are usually already accounted for in the MSRP..

Forgive me, I am still a noob when it comes to dealing with dealerships. :)


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Black magic these fees are. I am sure they are different per region and dealer. But most fees are extra BS from either the dealer or state requirements/laws.

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Black magic these fees are. I am sure they are different per region and dealer. But most fees are extra BS from either the dealer or state requirements/laws.

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Agreed they are bs but it's how dealers make an extra buck.mine was 140 bucks plus inspection or registration or whatever it was... They was 35 bucks

Agreed they are bs but it's how dealers make an extra buck.mine was 140 bucks plus inspection or registration or whatever it was... They was 35 bucks
 
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[QUOTE="ghost3772, post: 1230"]Agreed they are bs but it's how dealers make an extra buck.mine was 140 bucks plus inspection or registration or whatever it was... They was 35 bucks[/quote]

Wow that is pretty good! I've seen some charge as much as $600 for fr


Agreed they are bs but it's how dealers make an extra buck.mine was 140 bucks plus inspection or registration or whatever it was... They was 35 bucks
Wow that is pretty good! I've seen some charge as much as $600 for freight... And $350 for Installation... Absurd!!!


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[QUOTE="Decrypticshadow, post: 1136"]I have heard from other and also seen here on the forums that I could expect these add on charges tacked onto my quote at any dealership.

My question: What is the actual cost to the dealership for freight and prep/inst


I have heard from other and also seen here on the forums that I could expect these add on charges tacked onto my quote at any dealership.

My question: What is the actual cost to the dealership for freight and prep/installation? Has anyone worked for a dealer before? I had read on a forum dated back to 2007 that these service fees are usually already accounted for in the MSRP..

Forgive me, I am still a noob when it comes to dealing with dealerships. :)


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The dealership does not pay anything. They receive the bike almost fully assembled and can't sell it to you without assembling it so it is a BS fee. The dealer is making a few hundred over cost if they sell you the bike at MSRP with NO FEES on top.
 
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One of my local dealerships does not add an extra nickel to the price. They get most of my business.

One of my local dealerships does not add an extra nickel to the price. They get most of my business.
 
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[QUOTE="Torchsport, post: 1282"]One of my local dealerships does not add an extra nickel to the price. They get most of my business.[/quote]

Cahill's in Zephyrhills is the same way. That's where I bought my Ninjette.


One of my local dealerships does not add an extra nickel to the price. They get most of my business.
Cahill's in Zephyrhills is the same way. That's where I bought my Ninjette.
 
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Thanks guys!! Now that I know that they aren't charged extra from the manufacturer.. I can use this in my negotiating and talk them down a bit if they try to use these BS fees.


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Thanks guys!! Now that I know that they aren't charged extra from the manufacturer.. I can use this in my negotiating and talk them down a bit if they try to use these BS fees.


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Hope it works but given the limited supply right now if you won't pay it they may say they can't do anything because they know someone else will

Hope it works but given the limited supply right now if you won't pay it they may say they can't do anything because they know someone else will
 
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I was told by my dealer that the dealerships don't receive any incentives from Kawasaki for selling the 250Rs and 125s (which sounds plausible to me considering the low prices of these bikes), so they're a little less willing to budge on the base pri

I was told by my dealer that the dealerships don't receive any incentives from Honda for selling the 250Rs and 125s (which sounds plausible to me considering the low prices of these bikes), so they're a little less willing to budge on the base prices and the extra fees are really where the dealer is going to make their money.

I was easily able get my dealer down to less than $100 tacked onto MSRP + tax, title and tag, so they can't be too hard up with these bikes, but it's something to consider if a dealer seems like they're just being greedy.
 
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Yeah the more confident and aggressive you are the more likely they are to sell it.

Something like "I can buy this somewhere else for MSRP without added fees but I would prefer to be a customer here because it is closer so I just want to know if you


Yeah the more confident and aggressive you are the more likely they are to sell it.

Something like "I can buy this somewhere else for MSRP without added fees but I would prefer to be a customer here because it is closer so I just want to know if you can offer me the same deal."

They should do it...but some may not.
 
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Yeah, that was the strategy I took. I came in and told them, "$5200 and I'll write you a check for deposit right now." I'm a big softy, so I just gave it to them when they came back just $25 higher than that.

Yeah, that was the strategy I took. I came in and told them, "$5200 and I'll write you a check for deposit right now." I'm a big softy, so I just gave it to them when they came back just $25 higher than that.
 
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Lol my plan is to understand how the back and forth game is played. It's sort of like playing poker.

I will go in there with a reasonable OTD number (based on my research) in my head on which I will not pay over. Once I get into the dealer I will t


Lol my plan is to understand how the back and forth game is played. It's sort of like playing poker.

I will go in there with a reasonable OTD number (based on my research) in my head on which I will not pay over. Once I get into the dealer I will tell them I am looking to pay no more than a price a few hundred under my "magic number", they will come back and say "oh, I'm sorry but we just can't go that low, but we can offer this..." After playing the game with them, I can get a feel on what I can do. Whether I feel I can still maybe get it lower by playing hardball, but a serious buyer, or the number seems firm enough on their end, but under my "magic number", I will take the offer and maybe negotiate for discounted gear or gear included.

This seems to be my strategy at the moment. However, I won't be able to purchase until February most likely anyways.


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