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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Why is the cost of a Cross road in Australia $10,000 to $15,000 Dollar's more that in America when the Australian dollar is worth more. It carn't be all shipping and import, plus tax. Just a thought.
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It's because they have to build them differently so they'll run while upside down of course!

No really there shouldn't be that large of a price difference, I'm curious what a price breakdown would show.

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Hey Ammo, I have my thought's that the Dealers here in australia must be laughing all the way to the bank. I also would like to see the breakdown in cost's. I have done the sums and if i fly to the states buy a Cross road with all the add ons, ride around for a week and get the bike shipped home and pay all the shipping import plus tax I am still thousand's of dollars ahead plus i have had a holiday. I did alot of ringing around to find out all the cost's so here in Austrilia we are getting riped off. All the Best John.
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Vics are made in the US. They have to be exported to get to OZ. ANYTHING exported cost more. Simply logistics. Now, one may be able to debate the cost of shipping but when was the last time you contracted for a US-OZ container? Also, the dealers in OZ have to have some way to recoup their investment, right?




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Back in 1980 a guy bought my 1978 Bonneville and shipped it to NewZealand from California. I believe he told me back then it was either $500 or $800 to ship it over there. It was many years ago sorry about the brain fartt, can't remember everything. Are they doing the same thing on prices with the Harleys? Harley does have other factories around the world so maybe they are cheaper???
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Hey Speedblue, Yes HD's are even $15,000 to $20,000 more.Some shops sell for more and some sell for less, so shipping can not be to blame if the same bike from two shops can be thousands of dollars apart in price, i forgot the GREED factor
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It sounds like it's a nice time for a bike buying vacation!

IMHO if it will save that much to go to the states, buy it yourself and ship it yourself than your should go for it!

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Hey johnny my dealer is pretty good at shipping if you would like i can look into seeing what they can do to help you out. Positive they would be more than willing to get you a great price.

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