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I'm on the hunt for a new Denim Black RG. Dealers around here are all highball on the purchase and lowball on any trade. I just don't want to feel like I should take stock in KY if I want to buy a bike. Any good dealers that you all can recommend in the Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona or Southern California area?
 

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I cannot help with a dealer recommendation since I am on the right coast, but from a trade in perspective don't do it. Sell your bike outright. I've read where people think they have gotten a better deal trading in, but I don't buy it. They have fancy ways of making you think your getting a deal, but your not. The dealer needs to make a profit off of your trade so your not getting as much for it trading it in. Trading in is easier to do especially if you have a loan on your ride, but from a economics standpoint is not beneficial.
 

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I cannot help with a dealer recommendation since I am on the right coast, but from a trade in perspective don't do it. Sell your bike outright. I've read where people think they have gotten a better deal trading in, but I don't buy it. They have fancy ways of making you think your getting a deal, but your not. The dealer needs to make a profit off of your trade so your not getting as much for it trading it in. Trading in is easier to do especially if you have a loan on your ride, but from a economics standpoint is not beneficial.
I get the whole trade issues. There are some good reasons for it from a tax perspective. Trade is an option that I am looking at, but certainly not needed. All my bikes are paid for. I mention trade in the first post because that's how these guys all roll. Highball the new, lowball the old. But it seems as if they aren't even nice about it.

I just want to be treated fairly and I'm willing to travel a bit for it. I don't expect to get the deal of the century. Heck, I don't even expect to get a deal since its riding season.
 

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I hear you about the whole highball and lowball game. My first rule of thumb is I find out what the MSRP is on the new bike, which is the starting point for negotiations, if the dealer is asking over MSRP I walk. That's not a dealer that's the often spoke about stealer and not someone I need to be dealing with!
 

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Route 66 in Tulsa was great to deal with... I got my 2013 $1500 under msrp and they gave me an extra $500 on my trade in cause it was extra clean.... They beat every HD dealership price in OKC....
 

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I got 13k trade for my 08 SG and I was pretty happy. It also saved me over 1k in sales tax. I may have been able to get a little more for it by selling it myself but since my dealer is still trying to sell it after 6 months I think trading was the right choice.
 

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Route 66 in Tulsa was great to deal with... I got my 2013 $1500 under msrp and they gave me an extra $500 on my trade in cause it was extra clean.... They beat every HD dealership price in OKC....
Thanks. OKC may be a bit far for me, but I'll keep that in mind.
 

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The plan next week includes a stop in Kingman. They might be in a mood to deal with all of the volume that goes with River Run week, and being in-person might be an advantage.
 

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Biggs HD in San Marcos, CA is who I deal with. I've enjoyed the relationship.
 

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The plan next week includes a stop in Kingman. They might be in a mood to deal with all of the volume that goes with River Run week, and being in-person might be an advantage.
Sounds good to me. Never been to Mother Road before. I'll pull up there website.

p.s. Not sure what you are doing next week, but I plan on meeting you guys this week. Roughly 72 hours from now. What day are you heading to Kingman?
 

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Update!!

So I got in touch with BeersHD in Vernal Utah. GREAT folks to deal with. They had a slightly used FLTRXS with several thousand in additions that I was able to get for several thousand under a new sticker. In addition, they were able to give me a good price for my trade. Needless to say, I will be taking delivery of a 2015 RGS next week (this week is out due to Laughlin). I wish that the new bike were mine, but alas, it is for my bride. She is adamant that I do not ride it AT ALL. Really happy for her. She is super excited and ready to ride to SWV!

P.s. I will get a few rides in when she is at work. Sssshhhh!
 

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AWESOME Troy. I can't wait to hear more about the new ride. Looking forward to checking it out up close and personal. Congrats to Kim !!
 
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