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What to pay at the dealer?

Hey everyone I'm new to the forum! Been in the market for a Versys. I live in Las Vegas and found a few deals on the web. what deals did you guys get. I was thinking I could one for $6200 out the door.
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My rule of thumb on a new bike is MSRP out the door.
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yeah... I got them down to $6200 for the bike, but when tax, freight, title, etc gets added I basically paid a tad over MSRP.
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Same here, right at MSRP with the tax title and everything.
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Man it sucks to have to bring in bikes!!

For the V here in South Africa I am currently looking at:
64,500.00 ZAR = 8,308.77 USD

But I have to wait a month, and let's say worse case scenario there is a 14% jump then I'm looking at:
73,530.00 ZAR = 9,469.34 USD

I'm hoping around 10% though, dealership guy told me a week ago they already started getting price increase notifications, and by the end of the year they expect bike prices to be up by around 25%.

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The dealers are going to make money.They will fudge,the numbers to make you think you got a deal.But when its all said and done,they made there money.I paid 6150.00 plus700.00 dealer and handling.
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Man it sucks to have to bring in bikes!!

For the V here in South Africa I am currently looking at:
64,500.00 ZAR = 8,308.77 USD

But I have to wait a month, and let's say worse case scenario there is a 14% jump then I'm looking at:
73,530.00 ZAR = 9,469.34 USD

I'm hoping around 10% though, dealership guy told me a week ago they already started getting price increase notifications, and by the end of the year they expect bike prices to be up by around 25%.
Is that Tariffs, or shipping that is driving up the price?
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Ey Paladin,

the old oil price and the exchange rate. Directly affects all our importing costs cause it affects the shipping, still cheaper than trying to bring it in yourself though. At least if someone like Kawa SA brings them in they get it through customs easier with less import tax plonked on than if you'd bring it in yourself I suppose.

And with the Rand (ZAR) currently in a bit of a slump (about 1 USD = 7.76 ZAR) and our treasurer speaking of a possible 2% interest rate hike to force (read scare) people to stop making debt, things aren't looking good for happy financial times at the moment.

But with that said, I'm sure the dealerships could keep the prices down a bit better , but hey, if you do a country wide price increase and blame it on external factors your buyers don't really have many options. Still have to see a company that understands they will sell more if they have a better price, sell 4 at Rx, instead of 1 at R2x, they all to greedy. And the SA bike market is booming suddenly because the oil price is making the petrol and diesel so expensive...whoa I'm about to rant, so let me stop right there , I'm a programmer not a financial analyst

ok well, I'm off home now, you all have a great day

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Ey Paladin,

the old oil price and the exchange rate. Directly affects all our importing costs cause it affects the shipping, still cheaper than trying to bring it in yourself though. At least if someone like Kawa SA brings them in they get it through customs easier with less import tax plonked on than if you'd bring it in yourself I suppose.

And with the Rand (ZAR) currently in a bit of a slump (about 1 USD = 7.76 ZAR) and our treasurer speaking of a possible 2% interest rate hike to force (read scare) people to stop making debt, things aren't looking good for happy financial times at the moment.

But with that said, I'm sure the dealerships could keep the prices down a bit better , but hey, if you do a country wide price increase and blame it on external factors your buyers don't really have many options. Still have to see a company that understands they will sell more if they have a better price, sell 4 at Rx, instead of 1 at R2x, they all to greedy. And the SA bike market is booming suddenly because the oil price is making the petrol and diesel so expensive...whoa I'm about to rant, so let me stop right there , I'm a programmer not a financial analyst

ok well, I'm off home now, you all have a great day

That kind of sucks! Plus you could also be eaten by a lion.
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I got lucky.. private sale $6000 with 4yr warranty ..600 miles on clock.
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I got lucky.. private sale $6000 with 4yr warranty ..600 miles on clock.
That is why I am hoping for the 1000cc to get a deal like that.
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I figured I saved close to $2500 including tax.
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$6,500.00 out the door.

My buddy knew the owner and she basically said she didn't make any money off of me. So, I wouldn't expect that you'll be getting a much better deal than that without some kind of factory incentive.
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i also live in Las Vegas. i bought mine in april. Victoryofmesa ran special at the time for $5749. tax, prep, handling, 3 yr extended warranty comes to $7100. I drove round trip 10hrs to pick up the bike in Mesa, AZ. Well worth the trouble. go to victoryofmesa.com and call the toll free number, ask if they're willing to make you the same deal.
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That's a pretty sick deal with the 3 year warranty included!
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Paid MSRP $6800 - But with NO SALES TAX!! The only good thing about living in this continually RAINY STATE.
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i also live in Las Vegas. i bought mine in april. Victoryofmesa ran special at the time for $5749. tax, prep, handling, 3 yr extended warranty comes to $7100. I drove round trip 10hrs to pick up the bike in Mesa, AZ. Well worth the trouble. go to victoryofmesa.com and call the toll free number, ask if they're willing to make you the same deal.
That is a good deal!
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Plus you could also be eaten by a lion.


lol

Only if I manage to fall into their cage at the zoo! That actually is quite funny, a few years ago I was in a chat room speaking to someone from the US who insisted that there must be lions and giraffe and stuff that sometimes disrupt our airports here. No matter how I tried explaining that you only get those animals in nature reserves or zoos,he just wouldn't believe me, eventually I gave up and told him his right, we all fence off our yards so the rhino's stay out of our vegetable patches . Now I realize that when most people not from South Africa speak of "Africa" they see the untamed wild in their minds eye... but to get to the nearest nature reserve where I can experience that is quite a few hours drive away from Cape Town.

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Only if I manage to fall into their cage at the zoo! That actually is quite funny, a few years ago I was in a chat room speaking to someone from the US who insisted that there must be lions and giraffe and stuff that sometimes disrupt our airports here. No matter how I tried explaining that you only get those animals in nature reserves or zoos,he just wouldn't believe me, eventually I gave up and told him his right, we all fence off our yards so the rhino's stay out of our vegetable patches . Now I realize that when most people not from South Africa speak of "Africa" they see the untamed wild in their minds eye... but to get to the nearest nature reserve where I can experience that is quite a few hours drive away from Cape Town.
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Look around on traderonline.com - Do a search for Versys and look close to you and you should find one. I got mine for $5999 + $79 doc fee.
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