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Offline Scott F

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Re: What mileage would concern you about buying a demo bike
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2018, 05:57:26 am »
Good point but the way I read the ad, employee pricing is only offered on the day of sale.
Just read the ad and I like the way they do business. If employee pricing is 10% over cost you could save a lot of money during the years you own the this Super Tenere. I would still try to get another $1,000 off the price... just because.

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Offline Squibb

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Re: What mileage would concern you about buying a demo bike
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2018, 06:32:27 am »
Find an ES.

+1 ............. well worth searching for one IMHO.

I bought my 2014 ES ex-demo, with just 300 miles up & £4k under list, but had to wait until September (we get a stupid reg change every 6 months in the UK)
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Offline Dirt_Dad

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Re: What mileage would concern you about buying a demo bike
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2018, 07:30:13 am »
The demo bike's price will not include freight and set up, for what it is worth, so I could save a penny or two there as well.

Depending on the dealership, freight and setup can be up to $500 for freight and another $500 for setup.  So more than a penny or two.  Also worth noting both charges are totally made up and exist only so a dealership can quote a "low" price on a bike.  Fully knowing when they get you in the office to sign paperwork they are going to add line items for freight and setup charges and tell you "you'll pay those fees everywhere."

Of course it's total BS and contributes to the reason so many people call dealerships "Stealerships."  Do yourself a favor, call Romney Cycles in WV.  They never charge any of the BS fees, they have among the lowest actual prices in the country, and they'll pick you up at the airport so you can ride your new Tenere home.  It's refreshing to deal with honest people.
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Offline Ramseybella

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Re: What mileage would concern you about buying a demo bike
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2018, 11:16:07 am »
We can go back and forth but in the end as i wanted something so badly i would loose track were the rubber meets the road, and that's to save money and get a great deal.
All BS aside just simply ask them what is the absolute lowest you can do "cash" out the door . ::024::
If you don't like it walk away and hold off on a better deal ride your Wee Strom for a wee bit longer, and it will come!!
It's that simple, don't let the inner kid get you to make a foolish choice.
Those winter deals may not work so well being you live in Florida but one never knows.
It's still and always be a buyers market on motorcycles.
By the way are you trading the V-Strom in as well?
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« Last Edit: June 10, 2018, 11:27:38 am by Ramseybella »
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Offline Scott F

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Re: What mileage would concern you about buying a demo bike
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2018, 11:59:27 am »
Good call on waiting, like most things this is an impulse buy as I really dont need it per se...

As for the VStrom - yup, it gets traded. No room for two bikes.

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Offline richarddacat

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Re: What mileage would concern you about buying a demo bike
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2018, 12:54:34 pm »
Anything over 1k miles seem high for a demo, maybe not, don’t see many around here.

BTW, $12500 for a new 2017ES sound like a good deal??
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Offline Ramseybella

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Re: What mileage would concern you about buying a demo bike
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2018, 01:50:13 pm »
Good call on waiting, like most things this is an impulse buy as I really dont need it per se...

As for the VStrom - yup, it gets traded. No room for two bikes.

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What are they offering you on the Strom?
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Offline Fennellg

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Re: What mileage would concern you about buying a demo bike
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2018, 07:48:47 pm »
I think I would forego the dealer fee. Find a low mileage 16,17, 18 used. Purchase the yes warranty, got mine for 5years unlimited miles for $500. es for 13k plus about $500 for the dealer fee.  If I had it to do over I probably would go the used route.   If you have to go new recommend Cycle World out of Athens GA for a killer price.

Offline richarddacat

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Re: What mileage would concern you about buying a demo bike
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2018, 09:17:41 pm »
Anything over 1k miles seem high for a demo, maybe not, don’t see many around here.

BTW, $12500 for a new 2017ES sound like a good deal??
Wow, that’s a hellava deal.

Good, cause I bought it, proper intro with better pics later.

(Apologize for the off-topic)

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Offline Sierra1

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Re: What mileage would concern you about buying a demo bike
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2018, 09:25:53 pm »
Like the others, I too would stick with a new '17; also preferably an ES.  The amount of mile would not concern me as much as what KIND of miles.  You advised that there was evidence of at least one "go-down".  I don't like to part with, or waste my money.  I would, and did, wait and save up for the one I REALLY wanted.  Good luck.  ::001::
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Offline AdvToorer

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Re: What mileage would concern you about buying a demo bike
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2018, 10:43:36 pm »
If it's this demo, I'd say 20 miles is too much.   :D

https://youtu.be/LYgpEE1xWGA?t=5m26s

Offline alaskabound

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Re: What mileage would concern you about buying a demo bike
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2018, 01:41:15 pm »
Here in CT. dealers often offer a bike to employees as part of their salary. The few guys I know were often not nice to their loaner machines.

 

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