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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 11:09 AM
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The sad part about all of this is Jason has to go out of state to find a Triumph dealer who wants his business.
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The next hundred bucks you spend at the out of state dealer, think of the dealer who has your money,...the last money they will see from you.
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When you gave the dealer the $100 did he give you a receipt for the $100 or did he fill out a contract for an actual bike? Whenever I put a deposit down on a bike I always got a contract which stated if my deposit was refundable. As far as using an out of state dealer goes. I bought a BMW from an out of state dealer about a year ago and it was one of the easiest and best motorcycle purchase experiences I had ever had. Some dealers today are smarter about selling bikes in an expanded market. It's not about always buying from the closest dealer anymore. Especially when the dealer won't work with you.

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post #24 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 07:18 PM
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I think you handled it correctly. The local dealer could have done a better job keeping you informed. You also explained to them how much money you spent in their shop in the past, and it did not seem to bother them. I would take my business to the out of state dealer.
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It sounds like I'm in the minority here, but 100 bucks is 100 bucks - several hours of my sweat. I'll be darned if I'm going to let someone just take it from me. If my attitude was "I'm never going to spend my money there ever again" then I have nothing to lose from demanding it back. $100 to secure a "special order?" I don't think so.
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Originally Posted by Charles Lathe View Post
Here in North Carolina, Carolina Euro dropped Triumph because they got tired of dealing with a griping Triumph network. That left three Triumph dealers in the state. One is a huge Harley dealership that also sells Triumph. Another is a Euro bike Dealership that sells Triumph, Ducati, BMW, Urals, and electric motorcycles. The third is Fox's.

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Myers Motorcycles in Asheville, NC deserves a big plug here then. Triumph and Ducati, family owned, excellent staff (who are all riders) and fair prices all across the board; they'll work hard for your business.

My wife and I have bought 5 Triumphs from them since 2006 and I would recommend them without reservation to anyone.

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Spend the hundred bucks they owe you back on stuff in their store, that way you both get something.
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When shopping for a Thruxton last year, I was told the supply had pretty much dried up and probably have to wait for a 2012. I was at another large multi-brand dealer from whom I'd bought (2) other bikes previously later that year. As I walked around the showroom, they had a 2012 Thruxton just delivered the previous day. We discussed a deal and I decided to think on it over the weekend. The following Mon. I called to say I'd take the bike, but was told somebody bought it the previous Saturday & there would be no problem getting another. The thing was, they are allocated only so many of certain models. They'd likely not get a replacement Thruxton for quite some time unless a unit was sold - there had to be a customer associated w/ the bike. I put down a non-refundable deposit, the sales manager called a guy at Triumph and was told bikes were in transit, but one would be reserved for me and take priority over a dealer inventory order.

I don't know if any of that relates to your situation and since they've agreed to give you the deposit back, it probably doesn't really matter.

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