Originally Posted by kraven
As long as we're talking about how to work the system, if you're dealing with a shop that's big enough to have a commissioned salesperson, there's a way to short circuit the machine.
Show the sales guy 3-500 bucks. Tell him it's his if he can get a you a screaming deal on the bike.
Get the screaming deal. Give him the cash.
You just cut the owner out of the loop.
I wouldn't want to buy anything from pond scum. I have accepted tips as High as $100 for making the buying experience fun but it was after the sale... I would NEVER take a bribe and would never buy anything from someone that does.