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rossini
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:42 am    Post subject: Post what you paid OTD for your buddy Reply with quote

I'm interesting in gathering the following info from everyone:

1. Date of purchase (month/year is fine)

2. What model/year Buddy did you buy?

3. New or Used?

4. Location (city, state, dealership)

5. What was your base and out the door price paid?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2006 sunset
Oklahoma City
new
01/09/07
2700

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Late June, 2006

2. 2006 Buddy 125

3. New

4. Metro Scooters, Cincinnati, Ohio

5. $2,870.00 out the door
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a topic I will not answer and I would encourage fellow Buddy owners in Cincinnati not to answer. Metro Scooters, a gret dealership, have sold their Buddy's at list + freight. If by chance Dave or Seth worked out some kind of deal and sold a scooter for less than that price and other Buddy owners found out, it could cause some ill feelings.

Just my opinion.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The point of this really isn't to expose and make people feel like they got ripped off. There are multiple reasons why a dealership might cut a deal to someone. Inventory, season, other factors in the package (additional accessories) etc... can all contribute to this and I don't think simply saying what you paid OTD for the scooter is doing anyone a disservice. With that said, if you are really worried about that, simply don't list the dealership. Problem solved. The information is still a value to current and prospective Buddy owners as a frame of reference.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I paid $6500 cash at Metro.

I think I need to have a talk with Seth.

kidding, I'm kidding!

Out the door price can be very different from place to place depending on local licensing practices and fees.

PS - Metro really is a great scooter dealership, I would not hesitate to send someone there for a new scooter and have done so several times. The important thing to me is not the absolute lowest price but what kind of experience you had there. Were they helpful? Did they treat you with respect? Did they answer your dumb noobie questions before and after the money changed hands? Did they have a restroom you could use?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:15 pm    Post subject: $$$$ Reply with quote

1. September 2006

2. 06 125

3. New

4. Tulsa, OK, Tulsa Scooters

5. $2600 OTD
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to be coming down with something so I'm not thinking too clearly this morning. I'm having trouble figuring out what use this information would be. Different states have different taxes and registration rules. Buddys and most other scooters have pretty tight margins, so there's not a whole lot of wiggle room to negotiate. What's left is freight and set up costs. I would imagine that all shops will pass on the freight charge so all that leaves is set up costs, the "dealer prep" of the 2 wheeled world.

If you live in a town with one place that sells Buddys would you travel a few hundred miles to "save" a $100? Sort of defeats the purpose.

I can see where a list like this could help with used prices but not new.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well my original post asks for used and/or new as one of the questions. And the question regarding what you paid also asked for base and OTD even though everyone seems to be only giving OTD. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I paid MSRP for a new 2006 Buddy 125 last Aygust. Reasonable dealer prepand shipping. Tax tag and title...nothing the dealer can do about them! I was happy with the deal and with my dealer.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lobsterman wrote:
I paid $6500 cash at Metro.
PS - Metro really is a great scooter dealership, I would not hesitate to send someone there for a new scooter and have done so several times. The important thing to me is not the absolute lowest price but what kind of experience you had there. Were they helpful? Did they treat you with respect? Did they answer your dumb noobie questions before and after the money changed hands? Did they have a restroom you could use?


Then you got a better deal than me at Metro. No, they did not treat me with respect and did not let me use their restroom (smart choice). But they did give me beer. Plus, Seth comes over and rides with me in the snow.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gt1000 - We agree once again.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ScooterDave wrote:
gt1000 - We agree once again.

stop all this agreeing at once...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Post what you paid OTD for your buddy Reply with quote

rossini wrote:
I'm interesting in gathering the following info from everyone:

1. Date of purchase (month/year is fine) - August of 2006

2. What model/year Buddy did you buy? - 2006 Buddy 50cc

3. New or Used? - Brand New!

4. Location (city, state, dealership) - Seattle, WA - Ducati of Seattle (best customer service ever!!!)

5. What was your base and out the door price paid? - I think I paid $1,800 without taxes

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Date of purchase (month/year is fine) December 2006

2. What model/year Buddy did you buy? '06 Buddy 125

3. New or Used? Fresh off the crate

4. Location (city, state, dealership) Philly, PA http://www.philadelphiascooters.com

5. What was your base and out the door price paid? I've had at least three people ask me how much it costs, and after the first time, I stopped telling strangers a number. The first person to ask me responded with an insulting, "You paid about $3k for that?!" and rolled his eyes. Now my stock answer is, "Less than you'd think, but more than you'll ever know." And to that, I got the reply, "What? Fifteen hundred? Two grand? How much, come on you can tell me!" Sure I can, but I won't.

And you want to know what really chaps my hide? People who are driving their car or truck or SUV or whatever, go out of their way to flash their lights, honk their horn, or lean out their window with their thumbs up (WHO'S STEERING?!) in order to tell me how much they just love my scooter, but then proceed to all but run me off the road. Jerks.

In short (ha!), I paid dearly for my scooter, but it has been well worth it. So there.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lobsterman wrote:
I paid $6500 cash at Metro.


What? Dave and Seth actually charged you? Just joking, too!

I'm with Dave, Lobster and the others: We have a good dealership in Metro here in Cinti and wouldn't want to do anything to put a dent in that relationship. They've shown a lot of patience with this noobie.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ScooterDave wrote:
Then you got a better deal than me at Metro. No, they did not treat me with respect and did not let me use their restroom (smart choice). But they did give me beer. Plus, Seth comes over and rides with me in the snow.

Dave


No doubt they had their reasons for both disrespect and beer. Razz

Kind of harsh to give you a beer without letting you use the restroom though.

Seth taught me how to ride a scooter and delivered it to my house. I don't remember seeing either one of those things on an invoice.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live midway between two dealers. One is a motorcycle dealer, actually a little closer to home, that also sells Buddys They really aren't very interested in scooters. The other is Surfside Scooters. These people are into scooters! I bought from them, never even asked the motorcycle dealer for a quote, and always feel welcome when I stop in! They also organize group rides that I am planning on joining. Thats the kind of place I like to do business with.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lou76 wrote:
ScooterDave wrote:
gt1000 - We agree once again.

stop all this agreeing at once...


Another MB feel good moment! I love these!

Hey, just the fact that we could disagree on something without too much fur flying makes agreeing on other stuff that much more genuine.

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