kc1717 said:Dealer Invoice Report
List Price: $10599
Dealer Invoice: $8923
This base dealer cost includes freight to the dealership.
Assembly Cost: $50 per Yamaha pricesheet
Each dealership has its own method of figuring actual cost of assembly and preparation for sale.
There is no reimbursement by the factory for this cost to the dealer.
Ready to sell cost: $8973
This model Yamaha has 3% (of list price) dealer holdback.
This holdback money is paid to dealers in at the end of the model year for units that are sold within the previous 12 months. Dealers must pay Yamaha the full "Dealer Invoice" price and wait up to 12 months after selling the machine to receive their dealer holdback.
Wholesale Incentives: none for this model
Retail Incentives: none for this model
The "Ready to sell cost" is the cost of the machine with NO PROFIT to a dealer. Dealers do not stay in business very long by selling machines for no profit.
Many dealers charge additional fees for "Freight and Setup" over and above the selling price of the machine. Add the "Selling Price" to the "Freight and Setup" charges and subtract the "Ready to sell cost" to determine the PROFIT a dealer is asking to make.
***Don't mean to sound like the Cosumer Reports, but buying a bike is like buying a car. Paying MSRP for a new car is absured! A lot of people buy on instinct. WRONG!
I got my R1 brand new for 9400 OTD with an Arai helmet, a full suit, and gloves. $2000 mark up on a new, MASS produced bike is highway robbery! My $.02
my buddy arnold got this info, he is quite the negotiator
kc1717 said:there are always good deals to be had, ill ask around and get back to you.
just get the invoice, and tell then you will give them 500 over invoice, and no set up fees, because yamaha reemburses the dealerships for set up.
usually msrp is a good OTD price, so subtract tax and fees, and you should be asking for around that price, which is usually a few hundred above invoice
learjet said:OK, so heres a question 4 ya. I have the cash, but Delta is offering triple miles on all purchases until the 15th. My dealer said I could go in 2morrow before the deal ends and pre buy the bike and get the miles, then wait for the bike. He said $11,200 OTD. We talked about the $$ that AMEX charges and MSRP and that seemed fair I guess. What do you think. I suck at barganing. I mean, they have a big line of people waitn to buy this bike here. (S.Florida) or so they say. So how can I really negotioate? Any inputs? Thanks!