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I'm thinking it should say Harley Davidson after I found out that my dealer charges 229.00 for the 600 mile service.
 

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That sucks man :( I've never had a free "first service" on a motorcycle though.
 

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Ducati's are expensive to service, it's just something you have to accept from the beginning. I don't even know what I'm going to get charged in NYC, but I've resigned myself to it :)
 

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It's interesting to see whose dealer really cares about giving their customers a good experience and which don't. I can understand making money but when they tens to get you on everything else it would be nice to have perk when you buy a new vehicle from them. I guess most car dealers don't do that either though when I think about and their profit margins are usually higher.
 

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I used the pre order credit which amounted to 300.00 as part of the payment but they soaked me on my trade in. I haven't asked about the parts discount but will. It's going to be interesting what they have to say when I show them the manual for the battery maintenance plug thats suppose to be there.
 

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You pay a lot for convenience when you trade in, that has always been true. I was offered $4900 to trade in a Chevy van long ago, sold it for $8400 instead. Same thing on a Chevy Blazer offered $1600 on trade in and sold it instead for $4200. Cars are just as bad as bikes, maybe worse. Only time they make it look good is if they have a very high mark-up on the vehicle you are buying and "pretend" to give you a generous trade-in allowance. I hate selling used vehicles but it is better than taking such a huge hit on the trade in.
 

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You pay a lot for convenience when you trade in, that has always been true. I was offered $4900 to trade in a Chevy van long ago, sold it for $8400 instead. Same thing on a Chevy Blazer offered $1600 on trade in and sold it instead for $4200. Cars are just as bad as bikes, maybe worse. Only time they make it look good is if they have a very high mark-up on the vehicle you are buying and "pretend" to give you a generous trade-in allowance. I hate selling used vehicles but it is better than taking such a huge hit on the trade in.
I guess it was a bit less painful considering back when I bought it I really soaked them as I got to for 12500 out the door at at the time Concours 14's were priced quite a bit more then even what I bought it for out the door. I guess getting back almost half wasn't as bad as if I would of paid close to what they wanted back in 09 for it. I hate selling privately , just too many bizarre people.
 
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