parts on line

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by mustanged, May 21, 2010.

  1. mustanged

    mustanged Member

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    Why can one harley shop sell parts cheap and another can't? I live in south fl and i just saved 168.00 from an on line dealer .don't know if i can say names. I got the parts ups in 3 days.
     
  2. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Power of the internet my friend. I think the dealers who adopted and incorporated solid on-line sales programs are making a tad more profit from higher volume sales so, in turn, they pass the savings on to us (nice). I got a new leather jacket for $280 & it retialed in my local HD shop for $375 - of course they didn't price match so I ordered the on-line & $aved some ca$h for new hand grips which were pretty much free b/c I bought from the same dealer (discounted too).
     
  3. Hoople

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    Because the MOCO has not said they can't. I have a local dealer that actually charges 10% over MSRP on common items like filters and gaskets. Talk about an insult.

    It all comes from the parent company if it will be allowed. A good example is the Stihl corporation that makes lawn equipment. You will NOT find anyone, anywhere discount a part or New piece of lawn equipment made by Stihl. From the orders of the parent company, everything is MSRP, period. Do not follow the rules, and you will loose your franchise. Hopefully that never happens to HD parts or products.
     
  4. cyborg

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    EBay is a good place to look for parts too. I saved $250. by buying backrest,side plates,Rack,Pad and mounting hardware on EBay and it was all NEW in H-D box`s & H-D labels.
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    If you have had good service from a supplier in both speed of delivery and price then that is good info to pass on to other forum users so yes you can say names

    Brian
     
  6. eleft36

    eleft36 Junior Member

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    All that is needed is part numbers, parts manual is helpful.

    https://www.zanottimotor.com/shopping/partLookUp.html

    Al

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  7. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    100% mark up at the dealer, 20% off online = 80% profit, sell more make more$$.
     
  8. whatyardwork

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    1 thing to consider when saving a buck online.Lately whe're seing "local dealer closing" threads on here.While Im all for saving a buck, it can come at a heavy price.

    Just a few short years ago I could travel just a few short blocks to my local hardware and be greated by a knowledgable owner.Now Im traveling 2 towns over to a Home Depot and being helped by kid who doesnt know the difference between copper or cast.

    While I agree some of the dealers are flat out goudging and need to go.Id also urge those that have good local service to keep them around.If that means paying an extra dollar here or there, its well worth the alternative in the long run.
     
  9. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    Agreed. I supprt when possible.

    There are exceptions, but lots of dealers are dying of greed. Decent profits and good service = success.
    Gouging and erogance = closure.
     
  10. Bait

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    I deal a lot with Rochester (NH) HD. I price my parts on line/e-bay, call them and get their price and if I can tell them where I found a better price and who the dealer was that advertised it they always drop their price to beat the one on-line. They also ship it to my house for free (it is suppossed to be for orders over $100.00 but they have never charged me).