+1 I always buy bikes in the fall or January during a blizzard. But, take your bike in and work up a deal and see what they want for the difference. Then do "the walk" and thank them and let them know you can't afford it at those prices. They will call you back with their best deal. I got a better deal at Ohio Motorcycle in Cleveland so shop their Columbus branch as well.
Good advice, and can't hurt. I'll take a ride up there the next free/nice weekend and see what they say. It definitely would be less of a hassle.