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Old 12-13-2010, 11:59 AM   #1
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Raleigh, NC Dealer closed

Madison Motorsports closed Saturday, slim chance of reopening. The bankers were there to make sure no super deals were being done.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:11 PM   #2
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Interesting

web site says they're taking a longer than usual Christmas break.

http://www.matison.com/

Sounds like you have the story behind the story.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:16 PM   #3
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Closing two weeks before Christmas, one of the busiest selling times of the year, makes no sense. I guess all those little shops selling Chinese knockoffs are hurting their sales of kid's atvs and minibikes?


I'm sure they've been bleeding money for months. At this rate there won't be a shop left in the Triangle in another year. That's the 3rd big dealer to close in a little over a year.
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BHW screwed with this post 12-13-2010 at 01:25 PM
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:19 PM   #4
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Is Barnetts Suzuki, Ducati still open? I used to get my parts from the dealer in Sanford when I l lived in Raleigh just so I didn't have to step foot in his shop.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:06 PM   #5
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Yep Barnett's still open only due to their low overhead not from bike sales but what dealer isn't hurting these days.

I was told ,Saturday bank people were there at Madisons to make sure inventory was not leaving at discounted prices. Rumor has it owner is getting a divorce and it gets complicated from there!
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:36 PM   #6
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Wonder if it the same one mentioned here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=643817
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:09 AM   #7
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Yep, same place....Matison Motorsports of Raleigh. Closed.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:19 PM   #8
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Mechanics were given 15 minutes to pack their tools and leave the building!
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:40 AM   #9
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Dig this

A call came in for the Mxxx the owner and Myyy employee (same name) says this is M. It was a realtor in Hawaii where the owner was apparently splitting too. So this was the only tipoff for employees the store was closing.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:02 AM   #10
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Madison in Raleigh

Its done for sure, the WEBSITE has been taken down.
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