Join Date: May 2013
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Purchase Question - What to expect as a deal?
First post on this site so take it easy on me. I'm looking to join your Victory family but I hate over-priced and heavily marked up items as I'm sure you all do. I was wondering, what should I be shooting for or expect as far as a deal from the dealership?
10% off the bike, 30% off of Accessories, 25% off of gear? Does that sound reasonable or out to lunch?
I listed all the MSRP on bike accessories that I want then compared it to what web prices are. A next-to-fully loaded Victory Cross Country bike will have approx $10289 in additional accessories, however, if purchased through web retailers it would cost $8491. That's a 21% Mark Up right there! The average Mark Up was 39%! AND those web sellers are still making money off of that!
I'm looking at the Victory Cross Country and like it's gloss black and chrome look, however I don't like the front fairing look (too old for me) so I'm thinking of pursuing the Victory Cross Roads Classic which is 1K cheaper and comes with extra stuff off the bat like front and rear fender chrome, and chrome saddle bag rails. Then just purchasing the hard saddles and getting the bike painted black. I thought of going for the Cross Country, remove the front fairing, purchase the windshield, speedometer, headlight, front and rear fender chrome, chrome saddle bag rails but it comes out to $100 more and I would need to try and sell a dismantled fairing instead of two soft saddles and soft saddle chrome rails.