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Offline 46Alpha

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Ready to buy, but a question
« on: March 24, 2012, 09:02:22 pm »
So I've got the line on two C14's. Both left over 2011, both black on black. One has 550 miles on the clock (last years demo unit) and the dealership is asking $13250. The other 2011 left over has zero miles for $13550.

So, if you had the choice, would you pony up for the zero miles or put the extra cash in the farkle-fund?

I'm leaning towards the 550 miles one. It's a local dealer that I've had a good experience with so far (they let me demo both the Ninja 1000 and the Connie) and they are selling it as new, so the miles will not affect the warranty.

Any thoughts would be welcome. :beerchug:

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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 10:00:11 pm »
Personally, I would buy the zero mile bike. Demo bikes tend to get a thrashing from folks wanting to see how quick the bike can get up to top speed or such.

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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 10:07:25 pm »
I am with the Cap'n on the choice!  :iagree:

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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 10:09:39 pm »
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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 10:25:00 pm »
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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012, 10:55:41 pm »
Need to know more about how the mileage was put on her.  One PO, with dealer maintenance at regular intervals, and a good dealer to work with, would tend to make me want the "used" bike over the 0 miles version.
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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 11:27:33 pm »
Personally, I would buy the zero mile bike. Demo bikes tend to get a thrashing from folks wanting to see how quick the bike can get up to top speed or such.

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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 11:49:21 pm »
Only a $250 difference which is less than 2% of your overall capital spend - no brainer, go the 0kms bike.
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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2012, 12:42:44 am »
+4 - the demo bike may not be eligible for the Extended Warranty

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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 07:28:13 am »
+5.

Man you just can't beat the feeling of brand new for a couple of hundred bucks.
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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2012, 11:51:06 am »
Brand new. Like others have said you do not know how it wa treated during the demo's. I believe in the break in period. I just went over 1,000 miles on my 2012, and followed the break in instructions and changed oil at 601miles. You can't help but believe it was flogged many times during 500 miles of test rides. If I was testing it, I would find out what it had in it so would anyone else.

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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2012, 12:26:45 pm »
I appreciate all the replies in insight. I'm going to pass on the used one. I have to agree with all the thoughts posted here. But I just can't give my money to the other dealer. I had spoken to him twice. We had talked at length about the price "out the door" and we had agreed on it. When it came time to do the deal, the price had jumped $550.

I still think $13550 for a new 2011 left over is a good price, but I didn't like the was they dealership tried to slide in it's fees at the last minute. I'm going to keep hunting.

Again, I appreciate all the replies.

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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2012, 02:55:43 pm »
I appreciate all the replies in insight. I'm going to pass on the used one. I have to agree with all the thoughts posted here. But I just can't give my money to the other dealer. I had spoken to him twice. We had talked at length about the price "out the door" and we had agreed on it. When it came time to do the deal, the price had jumped $550.

I still think $13550 for a new 2011 left over is a good price, but I didn't like the was they dealership tried to slide in it's fees at the last minute. I'm going to keep hunting.
This is why you bring cash in an envelope to something like this.  If you need financing, do it through your bank before showing up.  The banks are actually pretty sophisticated about this and will jump at the chance to take the interest rather than letting the dealership have it. 

Take a taxi to the dealership.  When you walk in the door you have the agreed-upon amount in cash and you're ready to go.  If the price changes, smile and thank them for their time, and call the taxi service.  They won't actually let you leave.  And don't blame them for trying to get more money out of you; that's their job.  Your job is to get the best deal for yourself.  Salesmen understand this dance and they'll actually be pleasant and graceful once they see you're going to buy if they stick to their agreed-upon price.

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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2012, 05:53:34 pm »
I'm going to keep hunting.


As you keep looking, keep in mind that there seems to be something strange going on with Demos and warranty issues/extended warranty.
start here and read down the thread and to through the next page or so.

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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2012, 07:35:29 pm »
Wow, really great info on the warranty issues. I'm glad I asked. Thanks again to everyone!

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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2012, 06:29:06 pm »
Sorry to bump an older thread, just wanted to again thank everyone for all the great info. I was able to work out a great price on a black leftover 2011 from a local dealer. She's getting un-crated now, and I'll be picking her up tomorrow  :motonoises:

Too bad the forecast says snow in the morning  >:(

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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2012, 08:13:02 pm »
Glad to hear it worked out for you. Very cool.   :beerchug:

 They are forecasting possible snow for me also. I see your in the north east. If you don't mind me asking. Where about are you located. Maybe we're neighbors.

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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2012, 01:13:00 am »
Congratulations!  You're going to love that '11.  Glad to hear you and the dealer managed to work something out.  We all have a love/hate relationship with dealers.  We all gripe about them, but we gripe even more when they go out of business and disappear.

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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2012, 01:37:28 am »
Congrats on the new ride 46!   :)
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Re: Ready to buy, but a question
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2012, 01:25:32 pm »
Thanks to all, I'm picking her up at 14:00 today. Though I'll tell you, with all that cash in hand the wife and I were thinking about a week long trip to Aruba instead ;D

Cap, I'm in Nashua NH. Just bought a house here last year.

Now here's to hoping the snow holds off so I can get her home safely.