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  • Smokey61 Posts: 716
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    10 Jun 2019 05:33 PM
    Went to the local dealer today thinking I might be able to haggle on a $750 jacket. Made an offer and he looked at me like my dog just ate his dog. 

    Apparently they don't haggle or discount. At all. Nothing.

    Over 40 years dealing with bike shops and this is the first time I've come across this.

    Are all HD dealers as tight?
  • tussuck Posts: 1886
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    10 Jun 2019 05:59 PM
    Dealers, used car salesmen and Politicians.  You'll get a better deal out of the polly....
  • Ratbob Posts: 1019
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    10 Jun 2019 07:16 PM
    In SA our two dealers seem happy to knock 10% off the ticket price. Never tried to push it further.
    Hate it when they have sales, you know nothing’s gonna fit, sales only apply to small or 3 to 4 XL. 
  • tussuck Posts: 1886
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    10 Jun 2019 10:15 PM
    And at $750 for a jacket!  Does it come with a free hooker or something?  Why is gods name are you shopping for jackets at the dealer?
  • Smokey61 Posts: 716
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    10 Jun 2019 11:11 PM
    Quoting tussuck on 10 Jun 2019 10:15 PM
    And at $750 for a jacket!  Does it come with a free hooker or something?  Why is gods name are you shopping for jackets at the dealer?
    I'm a Yeti. I found one jacket in the entire town made of leather that fits, is comfortable and looks good. It's got some advertising on it which I figure they should be kicking in for, but I figured they'd haggle at least a little. My mistake. Their loss.






  • Wideglider Posts: 627
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    10 Jun 2019 11:47 PM
    Quoting tussuck on 10 Jun 2019 10:15 PM
    And at $750 for a jacket!  Does it come with a free hooker or something?  Why is gods name are you shopping for jackets at the dealer?
    Quoting Smokey61 on 10 Jun 2019 11:11 PM
    I'm a Yeti. I found one jacket in the entire town made of leather that fits, is comfortable and looks good. It's got some advertising on it which I figure they should be kicking in for, but I figured they'd haggle at least a little. My mistake. Their loss.






    You mention advertising - these days the customer pays the brand top dollar to wear the advertising logo on the apparel - go figure! 
    The designers/brand are laughing all the way to the bank.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2554
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    11 Jun 2019 09:21 AM
    Quoting tussuck on 10 Jun 2019 10:15 PM
    And at $750 for a jacket!  Does it come with a free hooker or something?  Why is gods name are you shopping for jackets at the dealer?
    Quoting Smokey61 on 10 Jun 2019 11:11 PM
    I'm a Yeti. I found one jacket in the entire town made of leather that fits, is comfortable and looks good. It's got some advertising on it which I figure they should be kicking in for, but I figured they'd haggle at least a little. My mistake. Their loss.






    EOFY could be your friend, if you pay or offer cash. I think they would be making 50% 60% profit
  • steelo Posts: 2440
    Adelaide
    Motor Head steelo
    11 Jun 2019 09:24 AM
    Quoting tussuck on 10 Jun 2019 10:15 PM
    And at $750 for a jacket!  Does it come with a free hooker or something?  Why is gods name are you shopping for jackets at the dealer?
    Quoting Smokey61 on 10 Jun 2019 11:11 PM
    I'm a Yeti. I found one jacket in the entire town made of leather that fits, is comfortable and looks good. It's got some advertising on it which I figure they should be kicking in for, but I figured they'd haggle at least a little. My mistake. Their loss.






    HD Forums Australia - smokey_1.jpg

  • imoo6170 Posts: 595
    Sydney
    Performance Poster imoo6170
    11 Jun 2019 10:01 AM
    Quoting tussuck on 10 Jun 2019 05:59 PM
    Dealers, used car salesmen and Politicians.  You'll get a better deal out of the polly....
    Very True !!!
  • tussuck Posts: 1886
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    11 Jun 2019 10:02 AM
    Whats the going rate for a HOG discount?  Also what about shopping in the USA (it not a bike part so the stealer should sell it)
  • petebob Posts: 88
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster petebob
    11 Jun 2019 10:32 AM
    Quoting tussuck on 10 Jun 2019 10:15 PM
    And at $750 for a jacket!  Does it come with a free hooker or something?  Why is gods name are you shopping for jackets at the dealer?
    Was in a dealership recently. Price of a new release jacket....$912.99 Fuckin ridiculous.
  • Smokey61 Posts: 716
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    11 Jun 2019 12:33 PM
    Quoting tussuck on 10 Jun 2019 10:15 PM
    And at $750 for a jacket!  Does it come with a free hooker or something?  Why is gods name are you shopping for jackets at the dealer?
    Quoting Smokey61 on 10 Jun 2019 11:11 PM
    I'm a Yeti. I found one jacket in the entire town made of leather that fits, is comfortable and looks good. It's got some advertising on it which I figure they should be kicking in for, but I figured they'd haggle at least a little. My mistake. Their loss.






    Quoting steelo on 11 Jun 2019 09:24 AM
    HD Forums Australia - smokey_1.jpg

    Specifically, *this* jacket.

    It's on the cover of the motorclothes catalogue. Where it isn't, is *inside* the online catalogues...


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  • imoo6170 Posts: 595
    Sydney
    Performance Poster imoo6170
    11 Jun 2019 07:43 PM
    Quoting tussuck on 11 Jun 2019 10:02 AM
    Whats the going rate for a HOG discount?  Also what about shopping in the USA (it not a bike part so the stealer should sell it)
    My local dealers generally offer 10% to HOG members

    BYW - I have found great deals on used jackets on Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace and occasionally eBay - usually around the $250 to $350. 
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 600
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    11 Jun 2019 07:48 PM
    Quoting Smokey61 on 10 Jun 2019 11:11 PM
    I'm a Yeti. I found one jacket in the entire town made of leather that fits, is comfortable and looks good. It's got some advertising on it which I figure they should be kicking in for, but I figured they'd haggle at least a little. My mistake. Their loss.






    Quoting steelo on 11 Jun 2019 09:24 AM
    HD Forums Australia - smokey_1.jpg

    Quoting Smokey61 on 11 Jun 2019 12:33 PM
    Specifically, *this* jacket.

    It's on the cover of the motorclothes catalogue. Where it isn't, is *inside* the online catalogues...


    HD Forums Australia - Screenshot 2019-06-11 09.19.04.jpg

    That's an ok looking jacket Smokie, can't find a Chinese knock off? Be made in the same factory most likely.
  • Bigfella Posts: 76
    Stock Poster Bigfella
    11 Jun 2019 08:10 PM
    Check out bikers gear, they buy in and also make there own leather jackets and vests at a very reasonable price. Even have big fat c@#t sizes!
  • Old Fatty Posts: 12
    Stock Poster Old Fatty
    11 Jun 2019 09:07 PM
    Quoting Bigfella on 11 Jun 2019 08:10 PMedited: 11 Jun 2019 08:10 PM
    Check out bikers gear, they buy in and also make there own leather jackets and vests at a very reasonable price. Even have big fat c@#t sizes!
    I've got one of their jackets, $230. By the weight there are about 7 cow hides in it. 
  • Ratbob Posts: 1019
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    11 Jun 2019 10:09 PM
    Quoting tussuck on 11 Jun 2019 10:02 AM
    Whats the going rate for a HOG discount?  Also what about shopping in the USA (it not a bike part so the stealer should sell it)
    I believe it’s 10%
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