What do you feel is fair for a dealership to make on a bike? Post your comments
Thanks for the info on warranty work, I wasn't certain about that. What I am certain about however is that most dealers usually charge 1000+ above what they get them in for. Atleast at a few dealerships around me, most dealerships are paying 7-7.5k and selling for 8-8.5k on 600's. Some dealerships can even get away with selling 600's for 9kTRaGiK said:Most of their money is made in service, but not off of warranty. Warranty time (for labor) pays LESS time than the normal time. For example... Doing a clutch under warranty, might pay, say, half an hour. Having it done as a paying customer, and it's closer to an hour (not actual times...only an example).
Dealer markup on most bikes (japanese anyway) is only around 3 - 5 anyway. However, they can sell you the bike for LESS than they paid for it, and STILL make money. Whenever they sell X amount of bikes, they get a bonus. That said, never expect to buy a bike and pay less for it than they did....it'll only happen on leftover new bikes.
Good pointclearwaterms said:Fred for me it isn't about how much over invoice, because that is going to very from unit to unit. ie, on a goldwing, you should make more then a few hundred bucks, but on a 125cc dirtbike, you shouldn't...
I've had that happen to. Or I ask what the OTD is and they'll say oh 8900 + fees comes out to say 10k...well what are the 1100 bucks in fees, dealers response "i'm not sure" Well if you don't know then don't charge me.On my last purchase I asked the out the door price and then had the dealer explain exactly what the tally consisted of.