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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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I applaud polaris for extending a discount to active duty, retired veterans, and reservists... These men and women DESERVE this discount.

That said, I'm disappointed that the offer does not extend to those of us who are Disabled American Veterans. The dealers I've talked to said that they agree, but can't extend the offer to DAVs as they will end up eating the $1000. Polaris will not reimburse them in those cases.

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I applaud polaris for extending a discount to active duty, retired veterans, and reservists... These men and women DESERVE this discount.

That said, I'm disappointed that the offer does not extend to those of us who are Disabled American Veterans. The dealers I've talked to said that they agree, but can't extend the offer to DAVs as they will end up eating the $1000. Polaris will not reimburse them in those cases.
I'd like to see them extend them to short people. We make less over our lives than our tall brothers. I would be satisfied if they extended them to bald people too. Statistically, we have less quality sexual encounters.




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Pretty sure you can get the discount if you bring in your DD214. The veteran discount is not just for those who are retired.

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I don't understand this post. Who denied you the discount?
If you are still active you get it and if you are retired you get it.
All that is required is proof of active (probably ID card) and or a DD214 if retired. Being disabled should fall into one of those categories. Active disabled or disabled vetern (retired).

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ddharris,

I believe what the OP was saying is that he is pulling VA disability and did not get out of the military with 20+ years for a retirement.

Either way this has not been an uncommon issue as most dealers and even Vic themselves do not usually understand the difference between retired military and discharged.

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I believe what the OP was saying is that he is pulling VA disability and did not get out of the military with 20+ years for a retirement.
Yes, that's pretty much it.
Disabled Veteran <> Retired
Disabled Veteran <> Active duty regular or Reserve
Disabled Veteran = out of luck for this discount.

The purpose of the post is to determine if all dealers are on the same page with this issue or not. I was hoping there was something that my dealership didn't understand about administering the discount.

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Yes, that's pretty much it.
Disabled Veteran <> Retired
Disabled Veteran <> Active duty regular or Reserve
Disabled Veteran = out of luck for this discount.

The purpose of the post is to determine if all dealers are on the same page with this issue or not. I was hoping there was something that my dealership didn't understand about administering the discount.
Isn't disability a medical retirement? Don't you hold a retired ID Card?

Does this promotion apply to retirees, too, or just active duty?
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I don't understand this post. Who denied you the discount?
If you are still active you get it and if you are retired you get it.
All that is required is proof of active (probably ID card) and or a DD214 if retired. Being disabled should fall into one of those categories. Active disabled or disabled veteran (retired).
You are a little confused in your understanding. Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Retired all have ID cards. Although you get a DD214 when you retire, you also get it if you separate without retiring. A DD-214 shows you are a Veteran but, as the OP stated, Victory doesn't give the discount to Veterans, just Active and Retired. There is also a difference between being medically retired and medically separated. I assume the OP was medically separated or he would have a retire ID card as well.

Personally I think the discount should be open to ALL Veterans even if the amount is reduced due to there being more people eligible.

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This question has been ringing in and out for over a year. As of April this year starcicty has been honoring DAV's with a 214, honorable discharge for the promo when offered. I would email them and see if they are still moving forward with it. www.starcitypowersports.com

That was from their general manager. If something changed, then it changed. Are all the dealerships on the same page... Im thinking not. Why? Maybe its just dealership structuring, not sure.

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Personally I think the discount should be open to ALL Veterans even if the amount is reduced due to there being more people eligible.
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