Harley Dealers to quit selling on ebay and Amazon

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by bcortani, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. bcortani

    bcortani Active Member

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    I just made an ebay purchase from House of Harley of Milwakee. According to them, Effective January 1, 2012, Harley-Davidson® will not allow Dealers to sell on eBay and Amazon. Wow, that seems odd.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Reminds me of when the MOCO told the dealers they could not sell after market parts like Drag and such
     
  3. bcortani

    bcortani Active Member

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    I agree that there is a lot of scams out there on ebay, but if you don't impulse buy and check viewer feedback, and the dealers always list their dealership email and business ph#, then you can get some pretty good deals. I saved about 35% when I bought my Genuine HD stock oil filter from a dealership in Indianna over the nearest (4 hrs away)local dealership here. It is always a "buyer beware" world out there online. It just seems odd that the Moco would care what medium the dealerships use to sell off thier overstock or other items that may not be moving in their area.
     
  4. Cyclops

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    They'll change their minds when they see sales revenue decline. I think HD parts purchased directly from HD dealers on ebay are legitimate. I know I can purchase on ebay from St Paul HD and even with S&H charges save about 20% on what it costs my from local HD dealer. Been there, done that on several occasions.
     
  5. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    i agree with above as long as its a real dealer .. its real parts esp when they come in the hd package
     
  6. bcortani

    bcortani Active Member

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    Bud, I like your signature quote, is that from a song or a story?Almost reminds me of Steven Kings Dark Tower series...but its beens so long...
     
  7. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Alice Cooper
     
  8. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I agree with Steveo7, if you check the seller and have good communication ebay can be a safe place to buy. I can't see the dealers not being mad with this edict from the MOCO. Sales are sales, if the parts are purchased from the MOCO how can they dictate how the dealer sells them???
     
  9. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Does this mean they'll shut down places like J@P, Dennis Kirk and M@M also?
     
  10. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    How could they all they can do is not sell hd parts to them .. theres so much aftermarket stuff out there i bet it wouldnt even = a 5% loss