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Old 26-Nov-2006, 08:46 PM
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Ride day

Not that it has anything to do with anything. Had a shop "Classic" ride day yesterday. 26 bikes all thundering along, very impressive. Even had an original one of these. $100000 worth of bike.
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Old 26-Nov-2006, 10:41 PM
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Yep it was great, started to get a bit hot later on. But fear not today is rubbish.
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Yep it was great, started to get a bit hot later on. But fear not today is rubbish.

That looks the shopfront of V2, is that right? I test rode a 900SS from that shop a few years ago, the bloke wouldn't give me much for my VTR1000 so we didn't do a deal.

Oh well.
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Yep thats Bob ( Looks like Jabba the Hutt) for you. Two reasons for the trade in thing. First you can actually get a better price if you sell your bike privately, and second he can't sell your bike himself he has to wholesale it to another Jap dealer. Pitty really, as we get guys in who would probably buy a bike then and there if he did the trade in thing.
Dealers get a bad rep generally, but being on the inside, I can see where they are coming from. Don't get me wrong, they are out to make a dollar, they need to eat too. I think,"Hard to please all of the people all of the time", sums it up.

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well there's dealers and then there's stealers.............
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It was in Jan '02 IIRC ...

He wasn't a fat guy, he came out on the test ride with me. I see that V2 are the official solus dealer in Brisbane now - Ducati Brisbane?
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It was in Jan '02 IIRC ...

He wasn't a fat guy, he came out on the test ride with me. I see that V2 are the official solus dealer in Brisbane now - Ducati Brisbane?

Must have been Bevan or Scott the mechanics, or Tim or myself, if it was on a Saturday. Tim and I are pathetic really, but it gets us away from the wife and we get to drink coffee and talk bike stuff, and of coarse check out the new toys. 1098's weeeeee!

Solus. Probably, I'd have to ask. Who knows what Bob sells.

We do get to hear hot poop but. This week 1098's. First shipment sold. First 17 before the dealers knew the price. Didn't get that with 999's 998's or 996's. Public thinks it's a hot bit of kit.
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well there's dealers and then there's stealers.............

Now now Paul, if you knew what I know, you be wondering why anybody even wants to be a Ducati dealer.
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i too have a close friend who owns a dealership, and yes i know what NFI put them through, but some people should have sold up a long time ago as they have an obvious disrespect of customers in general. (unless of course you're one of the childhood mates in the clique........)
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i too have a close friend who owns a dealership, and yes i know what NFI put them through, but some people should have sold up a long time ago as they have an obvious disrespect of customers in general. (unless of course you're one of the childhood mates in the clique........)
Not me I'm from Victoria! But I know what your saying. What you don't know is his "mates" at one time or another have chipped in and kept his business afloat, and are repaid in kind.
You going to Bevs on Sat for chrissy drinks?
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