Why, just why???

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by ugocon, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. ugocon

    ugocon Active Member

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    I ordered today the parts for the passenger pillion and backrest for my Street Bob.
    I also need the passenger footpeg support kit.
    I asked the price to my dealer before Xmas and it was $69.95 for this single part code 50210-06. (I use dollars as currency in this post just not to suffer too much using Euro, that is WAY much more expensive... and it's what I pay for real! :newsmile08:)

    Today the dealer recalculated the price, and all parts kept the same price than before Xmas EXCEPT the passenger footpeg support kit!
    HD changed the part number to 49088-09 and the price almost doubled: $119.95 !!!

    Believe me: the piece is EXACTLY the same!!!

    The question is: WHY, JUST WHY???

    :newsmile055:

    Ciao
    Ugo

    P.S. I checked over the Internet and unfortunately my dealer wasn't mistaken.... :(
     
  2. 92FXRS

    92FXRS Active Member

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    UGOCON, hate to say it, but this is not unusual. I buy & sell parts for equipment for a living. Manufacturers raise their prices at their discretion.
    It is very common to see an increase when a new year starts. As Hobbit
    did, if you have proof of a quoted price, sometimes the dealer will honor it for 30 - 60 days, but not always. Good Luck
     
  3. ugocon

    ugocon Active Member

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    Yes, I know they can do it...
    But why changing the Part Number and almost doubling that item ONLY?

    I'm pretty sure they could raise the price also on the old part number.

    Anyway, on this item now they have a margin much higher than that obtained by the other parts whose price have been left unchanged.

    Some Marketing mistery...

    Bah!

    Ciao
    Ugo
     
  4. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    It's unfortunate, but gotta blame the economy (supply - demand). Now it costs more to produce & ship everything so the dealers are forced to raise prices for off-setting their cost.

    I went to my local deal the other day & saw new price labels over all the old ones & knew it was enevitable.
     
  5. fwcole

    fwcole Active Member

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    Ive ran into this myself, and there isnt alot you can do other than checking into other shops or suppliers
     
  6. skito

    skito Member

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    ............................ :swoon

    here from me the prices of spare parts are fixed now for many years, and dealers cannot change them as you want!
     
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