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So I went to buy my street 750 today after negotiating price on Tuesday. Was gonna be $6500. So today they tell me it's $9995 due to supply and demand and it's a new bike. Bare in mind I live in Kansas City and it's made it my back yard. I have never owned a Harley and it doesn't look like I ever will now. Anyone else getting charged more than what Harley website says?
 

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$6,500.00? That's a $1,000.00 less than any MSRP advertised price I have ever seen. After shipping, set-up,admin fees, taxes, and registration and state license fees most people are paying a little over 9K. I paid $9,100.00 out the door.
 

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That was before the "fees". He came off the msrp down to 6500 due to me being in the union here in KC. When he came back at basically 10k he didn't say that included all the fees. So I'm assuming when I walked out he would have stopped me if it did.
 

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So I went to buy my street 750 today after negotiating price on Tuesday. Was gonna be $6500. So today they tell me it's $9995 due to supply and demand and it's a new bike. Bare in mind I live in Kansas City and it's made it my back yard. I have never owned a Harley and it doesn't look like I ever will now. Anyone else getting charged more than what Harley website says?
$6500 is the price of the street 500 not the price of the 750. That stills going to put you about a little over $8000 out the door for brand-new 500. It's a shame because all a person like you is going to do is just go to a different manufacturer and buy a bike from them instead of buying a Harley Davidson. Actually, it is defeating the purpose of why H-D made these two model motorcycles. :(
 

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$6500 is the price of the street 500 not the price of the 750. That stills going to put you about a little over $8000 out the door for brand-new 500. It's a shame because all a person like you is going to do is just go to a different manufacturer and buy a bike from them instead of buying a Harley Davidson. Actually, it is defeating the purpose of why H-D made these two model motorcycles. :(

My 750 was 8150 out the door yesterday
 

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That's a very good price. Did you also get the VA discount like I did? :D

Sort of. I got a buell blast with less than 1000 miles as part of the deal, no additional funds.
 

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so a discount for taking languishing inventory with you? Bet they didnt have to twist your arm much eh ;)
Not too much. They wanted 1000 for them. I put new tires on it ( old ones had like new tread but an 2004 DOT stamp) and bought the service manual for it.

Now I am selling it at the college this weeks during return to school festivities.

They had two non running units still left when I picked up the street 750 so I gave them 200 each for them. The college is ripe with small bike potential. Even if they both need ecms I will still make 1200 a piece. So with the three I can fill in pay off my bank account that was used for the street 750.
 
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$6500 is the price of the street 500 not the price of the 750. That stills going to put you about a little over $8000 out the door for brand-new 500. It's a shame because all a person like you is going to do is just go to a different manufacturer and buy a bike from them instead of buying a Harley Davidson. Actually, it is defeating the purpose of why H-D made these two model motorcycles. :(

um no. the msrp is around 7500. i got a discount for being in the union so that takes the bike below 7k and closer to 6500. the only fee my local dealer has is $199 for admin. no other hidden fees. Now do you understand why I am confused as to why its almost 10K out the door or are you just gonna bash me for trying to get the best deal possible? So you tell me where the extra money is coming from. The dealer flat out told me the reason why its more than MSRP. He said, "because its a new model and they cant keep them in stock that they can charge what the feel is "market value" for the bike." There in lies the issue with me. Do you guys pay sticker price for a car when you buy one or do you try to negotiate a lower price? So I was just shocked at what i believed at the time was arrogance on their part to do such a thing. I have since taked to other dealers in KC and they are doing the same thing. So my choices are buy the street 750, which i like cuz it doesnt look like a harley, but a sporster which has azctually grown on me or but the softail slim. The later two bikes do not have a "market value" adder. "A person like me"I came here expecting advise, direction and brotherhood. Simple as that.
 

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Surely you didn't take offense to Street saying "a person like you". I think that was said implying A Person Like Me too, and most anyone else who buys a 500 or 750 Harley Street. We didn't want a huge bike that cost 25K and sounds like a dang Funnycar.
The Street 750 and 500 was designed just for a person like You and ME. Harley has lost (or never had) any of the market where a smaller machine was desired.
Stick around, I think you will find the advice you may need from time to time and the brotherhood you are looking for.
This is a relatively new website and we are kinda just feeling our way around here. Personalities will emerge and some good natured jabbing may take place from time to time. Thicken that skin up a little. ;)
 

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There's really no other way to take it. Its not upsetting to me at all. The point of my post was to see if anyone had any insight of why when a price is previously negotiated out the door, how it can jump so high. I believe anyone would be just as taken back with the dealer and quite possibly the brand if that happened to them as well. This is a forum, everyone has the safety of a keyboard and monitor. LOL Its funny how the topic switched to this now instead of my original question.
 

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um no. the msrp is around 7500. i got a discount for being in the union so that takes the bike below 7k and closer to 6500. the only fee my local dealer has is $199 for admin. no other hidden fees. Now do you understand why I am confused as to why its almost 10K out the door or are you just gonna bash me for trying to get the best deal possible? So you tell me where the extra money is coming from. The dealer flat out told me the reason why its more than MSRP. He said, "because its a new model and they cant keep them in stock that they can charge what the feel is "market value" for the bike." There in lies the issue with me. Do you guys pay sticker price for a car when you buy one or do you try to negotiate a lower price? So I was just shocked at what i believed at the time was arrogance on their part to do such a thing. I have since taked to other dealers in KC and they are doing the same thing. So my choices are buy the street 750, which i like cuz it doesnt look like a harley, but a sporster which has azctually grown on me or but the softail slim. The later two bikes do not have a "market value" adder. "A person like me"I came here expecting advise, direction and brotherhood. Simple as that.

Yes I do understand, :( it sounds like the dealer you were at was "price gouging." Your story is what makes me mad,they should have honored what they told you. The story you have just told us puts a bad taste in everybody's mouth over some dealers.

It sounds like you're a little mad at us but nobody was picking on you here on the forum. And yes I have paid sticker price for special model cars like Mercedes Benz because if you wanted it, that was the price. I also payed full price for my street too, it was only my VA discount that brought the price down.

It's like the old gamblers song goes: you got to know when the holdup, know when to fold up, know when to walk away and know when to run.

Some of us on this forum have been riding motorcycles for a long long long time and there's a lot of times I wanted a bike so bad I could taste it but I had to walk away because I felt the deal wasn't any good. And in my case it paned out good for me because I now have a Harley-Davidson instead of what I was look at, and on top of that it was cheaper.

Your dilemma is; you either bite the bullet and take the deal or walk away. I think a lot on this forum can agree with me on this one , most of us have been on both sides of the fence and it's a very hard decision to make but only you can make it.

So don't misunderstand me on this one, I'm on your side 100% but unfortunately it's their ball and their bat and their game.

I think you're reading more into my words than what was applied. A person like you, as a person like me, is a person like all of us, we all have one goal in mind to buy a product that we've always wanted. I personally have waited over 40 years to buy a Harley Davidson and this is the first chance I had and I took it. So if I had to pay full price then so be it, otherwise when will I ever get a Harley-Davidson again. Sometimes I can be a very cheap person but this was one time I had to leave that at the curb.
 

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OP, It is too bad that dealers in the city that makes the bikes would raise the price over MSRP. Can you check other surrounding states for the bike and/or turn those dealerships into HD explaining what they promised and than didn't hold to their agreement? I would think HD headquarters would contact those dealerships and tell them to knock it off. It make HD look real bad and it jeopardizes their reputation.
 

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I think it's a good move for any dealer to jack the price up, they might as well try to get out what ever they can from it if someone is willing to pay what the dealer wants. But of course I don't want that, nor any of you
 

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OP, It is too bad that dealers in the city that makes the bikes would raise the price over MSRP. Can you check other surrounding states for the bike and/or turn those dealerships into HD explaining what they promised and than didn't hold to their agreement? I would think HD headquarters would contact those dealerships and tell them to knock it off. It make HD look real bad and it jeopardizes their reputation.
In the end its these stealerships that jack up costs to make a few from us but really they should be allowed to do that. Not fair in my opinion.
 

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oh no I am not mad at anyone on here. Far from it. Sometimes the tuth hurts is all. LOL I found a dealer within 60 miles that will sell it for MSRP plus their "fees" which puts it right at 8 grand. I am ok with that. But could be late september early october. If i wait that long might as well buy one in spring. Gets cold here in missouri in october. But then again it may need get too cold until december. The same dealer (its close to me) quoted me a sportster superlow 883 for 8 grand out the door (if hes truthful) so now i am torn. Get a "true" harley or get the 750 street which one reason i like it is because its not a "true" harley. What say you guys?
 

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As a guy who bought a V rod I say different is goooodddddd
 
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