Originally Posted by Bumbobee
I went to another dealer today, BMW Toronto, and all I got was $ 250 off, plus the people working there were extremely unfriendly, it's like as if they didn't even care if they sell a bike or not, no one even approached me on the showroom floor, I had to approach one of the vultures.
Needless to say, I bit the bullet and bought the bike today with the $ 500 off, hopefully Ill have it by the weekend, let the adventure begin!
I know it's too late for the purchase, but generally my experience is a good relationship with the dealer is easily worth $1000 over the longer-term. I've recently moved, and I don't like my new dealer. As he's the only local BMW dealer, I'm seriously close to trading the bike for a KTM. My last dealer was great - more expensive for the bike, but subsequently their spares and workshop guys were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. I want to order this part and see if I like it - no worries, we'll sell it to someone else if you don't. The bike makes a noise, but it isn't doing it now - sure, that sounds like the widget valve, we'll look at it for you. I want to buy Heidenau tyres, which you don't stock - we'll start stocking them, they look good.
Now you have the bike, it's important you feel comfortable with the people who will look after it for you. If the workshop staff seem like "vultures" too, take it somewhere else to be serviced. You'll find the whole ownership experience much more satisfying if you feel comfortable that your bike will be looked after as you want it to be.