Last I had checked they had at least a $50 mark up on tires and still charged around $50 to install. Is that no longer accurate?srussell said:But cant say that I blame them they don’t make very much money installing tires they make the money by selling you the tire.
I've only heard some bad about the BMW shop, and most of that was them screwing my friend out of a triumph which was mostly limited to the owner doing the crappy stuff. If my friend was even only half way accurate in his recounting of the tale, I'll never buy anything from the BMW dealer.superjohn said:I'd like a dealer that allowed test rides like the local BMW shop.
from what I understand its more like $70 dollars on the mark up. So if they charge $50 for a tire change then pay there tech $10 thats $40 when they can make $100 to $110. I Dont like it but I understand why they would do it and dont blame them for doing it.Last I had checked they had at least a $50 mark up on tires and still charged around $50 to install. Is that no longer accurate?
Don't take this the wrong way...but did you ask for those things?RedRider said:BMW-Ducati of Charlotte
I just bought a S2R at this dealership last week. Larry was my sales person and was very friendly and helpful with questions. I was fairly sold on the bike before I got there so he didnt really have to work to hard to get my buisness. I was introduced to almost everyone at the shop and before I drove off into the sunset I had seen the whole place and everyone had congratulated me and offered their services if and when I need them. Overall the experience was great and I plan on taking the bike back for service etc.
If I had one thing to complain about it would be that they didnt really give me any incentive to purchase accessories or anything else from them. When I bought my porsche, they gave me keychains, hats, gift certificates, and other do-dads that were kind of fun. It almost felt like x-mas. My feeling after going into many dealerships was that their product was more like porsche than say honda would be to suzuki. If I bought a honda, i wouldnt expect a whole lot, except a good price on a decent car. I wasnt expecting them to discount the ducati (although they did give me 500 bucks off...end of the season). But, it would have been nice if they would have offered me a discount on helmet, gloves, jacket, etc. I was also a little surprised to get charged for assembly, holding, etc...you know, the kind of b.s. charges. Kind of felt like nickel and dime.
Anyway,...as I said, I am very pleased with my purchase as well as the whole experience.