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Old 12-07-2012, 11:10 AM   #346
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All the Non-Harley brands that ride into The Harley dealerships around here (many of them sheepinshly parking around the corner) when they walk in after being greated thay get asked:

"What did you ride in on?"
No matter what their reply is it is usually followed by "Cool!... Where did you park? Let's go check it out"

Thats a way to get sales going, get to know the guys interests, riding styles and maybe use that to kinda match up a comparable bike. That person may only spend 10 bucks there but may know someone itching to pull the trigger on a bike and can sell to them.
I'll sit there kinda bs with a guy about different stuff before i make to move to deal on buying whatever, doesn't pay to walk up be a complete dick to save $100. bucks.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:14 AM   #347
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Thats a way to get sales going, get to know the guys interests, riding styles and maybe use that to kinda match up a comparable bike. That person may only spend 10 bucks there but may know someone itching to pull the trigger on a bike and can sell to them.
I'll sit there kinda bs with a guy about different stuff before i make to move to deal on buying whatever, doesn't pay to walk up be a complete dick to save $100. bucks.
It's just a sales gimmick they are taught to make all riders feel welcome at a Harley store, while using first-date tactics to feign interest in whatever the potential customer happens to own.

Meh.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:19 AM   #348
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It's just a sales gimmick they are taught to make all riders feel welcome at a Harley store, while using first-date tactics to feign interest in whatever the potential customer happens to own.

Meh.
That's ok -- I'll take that over outright hostility any day.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:27 PM   #349
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It's just a sales gimmick they are taught to make all riders feel welcome at a Harley store, while using first-date tactics to feign interest in whatever the potential customer happens to own.

Meh.
If im going in to buy something my minds made up on what i'm getting and how much i'm willing to pay, i just want to deal with a guy like i used that i walk in there now and bs about everything but actual bikes. I've walked out of a dealer that i had the cash in pocket to buy because the guy blew me off.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:29 PM   #350
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If im going in to buy something my minds made up on what i'm getting and how much i'm willing to pay, i just want to deal with a guy like i used that i walk in there now and bs about everything but actual bikes. I've walked out of a dealer that i had the cash in pocket to buy because the guy blew me off.



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Old 12-07-2012, 03:49 PM   #351
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It's just a sales gimmick they are taught to make all riders feel welcome at a Harley store, while using first-date tactics to feign interest in whatever the potential customer happens to own.

Meh.
NO it is NOT a "gimmick" or a trick... Nor is it "taught" (at least not with me)

I am a rider of motorcycles. I am a seller of new bikes in only two brands BUT I like them ALL. Some more than others to be sure but my interest is genuine... As is the others I work with.

The majority of my income is from the sale of feet forward bikes but I personally do not even own feet forward bikes any longer and only ride them for work.

I have a large and diverse customer base and I can generally find a new home for just about any bike, be it an Ninja 250 or a ZX14... A GSXR 600 to a Gold Wing.

Today I am taking in a Ducati Hypermotard 1100s against a Harley-Davidson because the Wife wants a better Queens Throne. It's all good.

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Old 12-07-2012, 04:56 PM   #352
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Years ago I was hanging out with a couple of other riders at local Beemer shop. The one that went out of business in 2003, lol.

A potential customer walked in. Owner went up to him and asked if he could help. Well dressed potential customer asks, what's the difference between the 3 cylinder engine and the 4 cylinder engine? Owner looks at him at him and responds, "The 3 cylinder model is one cylinder short of real power". Guy looks at him, turns around and walks out.
He ended up going to Honda shop and bought a 750 VFR same day for cash.

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Old 12-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #353
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Mental note: open up rinky-dinky motorcycle lot across the street from local BMW or HD dealership. Wait for influx of customer who want to pay cash on the spot. Allow customers to do a burnout in the parking lot to show those jerks at the stealership who's boss.

Some people want to buy a Harley until they don't like what the salesman looks like. Then they buy a BMW out of spite. The BMW guys end up at the Honda dealerships. I guess the Honda guys end up forced onto Harleys when their dealer is rude?

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Old 12-07-2012, 07:23 PM   #354
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Mental note: open up rinky-dinky motorcycle lot across the street from local BMW or HD dealership. Wait for influx of customer who want to pay cash on the spot. Allow customers to do a burnout in the parking lot to show those jerks at the stealership who's boss.

Some people want to buy a Harley until they don't like what the salesman looks like. Then they buy a BMW out of spite. The BMW guys end up at the Honda dealerships. I guess the Honda guys end up forced onto Harleys when their dealer is rude?





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Old 12-07-2012, 09:35 PM   #355
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I am a rider of motorcycles. I am a seller of new bikes in only two brands BUT I like them ALL.
So you work at a Harley dealer that also sell Triumphs? I though Harley did not allow that?
Just curious.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:17 PM   #356
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So you work at a Harley dealer that also sell Triumphs? I though Harley did not allow that?
Just curious.
There's one in Montana that also sells Ducati. At least they did when I was there five years ago.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:54 PM   #357
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So you work at a Harley dealer that also sell Triumphs? I though Harley did not allow that?
Just curious.
Ray Price Harley in Raleigh, NC sells Triumphs, so I am sure there are a bunch of them that do.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:13 AM   #358
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Take control of the conversation.

Tell the man what you want and what you'll do.
Thats what i did when i decided on my bike, told him i think this is a fair offer, laid my checkbook on the table and 20 minutes later it was all mine.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:25 AM   #359
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Thats what i did when i decided on my bike, told him i think this is a fair offer, laid my checkbook on the table and 20 minutes later it was all mine.
I hate it when they take my first offer, it makes me think I'm paying too much.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:01 AM   #360
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But, Harley Davidson admits they don't sell bikes. They sell "A Life Style".
I'll see your tedious trolling and raise you with some more tedious trolling:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yfg5Kz57Ew (linked because of possible NSFW in BMW "life style" commercial)


Nope, not selling a "life style" or image in this one, either



These guys would NEVER attempt to play into the game of image psychology in advertisement.




Damnit, not ANOTHER ONE

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