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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Question Good Place (and Price) To Buy Victory Oil Kit

What's a good place to get the oil kit from? Since I assume all the kits are the same, I am most concerned with getting a good price. Where do you guys get yours from, and for how much? Thank you.

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My local dealer seems to be the best price so far: $55.99 + tax

Other places I've looked, like Amazon, eBay, etc. had a lowest price of $58.99 + tax.

I'm happy to give business to my local dealer, especially when the price is right!


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Since I was at another local dealer for the Fuel It demo, I looked to see if they sell the oil kit for the same price as the other dealer. Nope! $65.99! $10 extra!

On top of it, they want your name, phone number and address, even if you're paying with cash, or else no sale. The guy in front of me argued about it, and the parts guy told him those are the rules the management made, and there's nothing he can do about it.

Wow. My first and last visit to my closest dealership. This was Mission Motorsports, in Irvine CA. I suggest staying away from their parts department.

I'm very happy with Cycle Dragon in Cerritos, CA - even though farther from my home, they have prices, service, and knowledgeable staff you can't beat.

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C'mon now CR, I've read enough of your posts to know you are pretty with it kinda guy. Put your money where you want to continue doing business, even if they area bit higher. You ain't that close to going to the poor house are you? Eveyone complains when a locally owned store goes under, usually saying, "If I only had shopped there instead of Walmart." Or something like that. Be a sport CR.

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C'mon now CR, I've read enough of your posts to know you are pretty with it kinda guy. Put your money where you want to continue doing business, even if they area bit higher. You ain't that close to going to the poor house are you? Eveyone complains when a locally owned store goes under, usually saying, "If I only had shopped there instead of Walmart." Or something like that. Be a sport CR.
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Both dealers are close enough for me to consider them local.
12 miles away is Mission Motors (Irvine, CA), who want $65.99 for the oil kit
14 miles away is Cycle Dragon (Cypress, CA), who want $55.99 for the same oil kit

Not sure if you read my entire post, but it wasn't the price alone that swung the pendulum here.

I'm all for supporting my local dealer, but when you have my luxury of having 2-3 local dealers, you gotta give the business to the honest one, who also happens to charge less.

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Let's see...2 more miles saves me $10. Gotta think on that one. ;-)

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I gotta ask.

CrossRoads, what's the big deal about giving your phone number and address to a Victory parts department? It's not like they can steal your ID with it. It's most likely policy and the people at the counter probably dislike having to ask more than the customers complain about having to give it up.

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CrossRoads, what's the big deal about giving your phone number and address to a Victory parts department? It's not like they can steal your ID with it. It's most likely policy and the people at the counter probably dislike having to ask more than the customers complain about having to give it up.
I don't like to receive phone calls with various offers. And I already get too many offers in the mail. The big deal is my privacy. If I want to buy something, I will look into it - I don't like to have people call me trying to sell me something. Is it just me?

It's not their sales person's fault - I understand he's just following the orders his superiors gave him. But why would I support a dealer that operates like that, when my other local dealer is nothing but friendly, flexible and professional?

Why would they need name and phone number for a cash transaction? To make sure they can find me if my dollar bills weren't green enough?

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I don't like to receive phone calls with various offers. And I already get too many offers in the mail. The big deal is my privacy. If I want to buy something, I will look into it - I don't like to have people call me trying to sell me something. Is it just me?

It's not their sales person's fault - I understand he's just following the orders his superiors gave him. But why would I support a dealer that operates like that, when my other local dealer is nothing but friendly, flexible and professional?

Why would they need name and phone number for a cash transaction? To make sure they can find me if my dollar bills weren't green enough?
I just give them the number to the local Pappa Johns when I get asked.... But I agree most places ask "Can I get your number?" and I say no and they just move on with the transaction. If they were to get Salty about "policy" I would have walked too! Just the principle of the matter!

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