I try and feel the dealership out a little before plunking down any cash, always working to establish a relationship with the salesman who's probably going to be there next time I stop by (i.e. not the 19 y/o kid working his way through college). I've gotten my best deals on bike #2 from a dealer I visited on a regular basis.slowpoke13 said:Most shops cut really good discounts if you buy your gear when you buy your bike.
Good advice.KenSwift said:My opinion about excessing comparison shopping for price is this: Don't go crying to your local dealer about service / setup / warranty work if you bought your bike somewhere else to save a few bucks; it's insulting to them and shows just where your priorities rest (this is the same in my mind as the folks who go to the dealer to try out the products, then buy them online to save money).
Except you won't have a bike to ride (in So. CA no less) until you get back to NY. You're still going to have to pay taxes, etc when you register it in NY. This isn't like most retail sales where somthing gets shipped out of state and you can save on paying sales tax.hlockser said:Hey I spoke to Pro Italia and they said they could ship to another state without having to charge title tax or tags. So i will have to only pay the price plus shipping. which will be much less.
if it were only that easy to scam everyone would do it. Good luck getting a dlr to LIE on the paperwork.hlockser said:Yes
But what if I say I got it as a gift. Then there is no tax. which is much more than shipping. Maybe I can go to Albuqurque NM, I know someone there, to avoid tax. then head back to LA.