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What are some techniques I can use to get the deal that I want on the 2006 EX250? I emailed him asking about it and this is what he says back: "Karena,

I am currently out of stock on the Ninja 250. I will be able to get one in a few days the price with tax title and prep would be $4100. Let me know if you would like me to pursue one for you. We have a great facility with full service and accessories department stocked with womens apparel. Let me know.

Thanks,

Jeremy"

I laughed when I read his offer, and wasn't surprised at it either. I emailed back saying that 4100 is alot, considering the msrp is $2999, and I just had a dealer offer me a Honda Rebel for $3400 including tax and title the day before, and the Rebel's msrp is actually higher than the ninja's. When he emailed me back again, his response was BS.

"I understand but you have to realized you are getting a more technologically advanced motorcycle with liquid cooling. I am here everyday except Thursday so any time that’s convenient just give me a call and let me know you are on the way. I wouldn’t be able to have the bike here to look at without a deposit because I would have to purchase the bike first from another dealer. I do have a few in for service that you could probably sit on to get the feel of it. Let me know.

Thanks,
Jeremy"

I am meeting with him in a couple minutes, and am ready to give him my offer and my deadline, and be nonchalant about it. I want him to know that I'm not just a stupid girl who's dumb enough to believe everything that a salesman is going to bs to me, but what can I do specifically to help me get the price I want, if I talk to him later, after our first meeting?
 

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250's sell very well, so you may not have much room to bargain with him, but good luck! Oh, and I'd take a ninja 250 over a honda rebel any day of the week :D
 

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yeah well I just wonder how so many people post on forums saying that they paid $3200-$3600 OTD... wtf did they do to get that lol
 

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I really doubt that he was thinking of any kind of warranty. It's a pretty big dealership and they get quite some business.... also ninja 250's are quite in demand, as many dealerships have told me today. One woman said she sold 11 recently. phew...
 

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All sales people say that...

another one" you see a bike on the floor and show interest'

sales person says "oh yeah we got a deposit on that and the buyer is on the way down, but if you take it right now for $...... you can have it and i will get another one.....

figure out how you are going to pay for it..go in at the end of a month and say i will give you $.....OTD and I will take it right now...he will come back with something but stick to your price, give him a little wiggle room and if he comes real close to what YOU are willing to pay tell him you will take it if they will do the 6oo mile check up free!!! they will ususally go for this as it costs them virtually nothing...just an oil change....is all that is really done..but you will have it on record that the dealership did it.

and don't buy the extended warranty..it is pure gravy for the dealership..the bike is bulletproof...if nothing breaks in the first year and you take care of the bike nothing will ever break during the time of an extended warranty..
 

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if you dont really care what color you get, i would call every kawasaki dealer in a 100 mile radius until you find one selling for msrp.
 

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well i'm changing my mind-- i want a used 500, as people are suggesting now....

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homestarrunner.com is DAGGONE HILARIOUS SHIT! hahaha
 

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Originally posted by KarenaLei
well i'm changing my mind-- i want a used 500, as people are suggesting now....

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homestarrunner.com is DAGGONE HILARIOUS SHIT! hahaha
I'm telling you the truth...I wish that I had put my damn ego aside and bought a used bike. I dropped my new 500 at the VERY FIRST stop sign I came to..with my mom and dad right behind to witness all the glory! LMAO I dropped that bike like 3 or 4 times...and think how much easier that would have been if it were used and I didn't pay full retail for. Your first bike is just that...your "first" bike. Learn on a used one that you can beat up, then get your pretty one :D
The 500 is a very capable bike which should keep you happy for a while, I rode mine for 2 years. You can get in trouble on any bike, so take the MSF course and be careful! Never let your ego or fear of what others may think decide what you ride. Okay, I'm done blabbing on now LOL [:p]
 

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yes.. i did change my mind yesterday about getting a new one.. don't think there's much difference anyway.. once you buy a new motorcycle, the minute you let it touch your driveway and put a little vroom in it.. it's instantly "used" technically anyway..so no need to pay extra just for that extra two hours of "newness" lol

besides i guess there isn't too much diff between 250 and 500 other than the price of it and insurance cost.. thinking about changing insurance companies, because i heard that statefarm is pretty cheap?? maybe i'll start a new thread about insurance. changing companies could save me hundreds.. wow now i sound like a geico commercial. "just a couple minutes could save you hundreds...." haha
 

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Found a used 500.. Is $2699 a fair price for a 1997 500? here's the descrip: Red, Purple, Great Shape, Awesome Ride, Very Clean, Great Shape

however no info bout mileage... sound shady? maybe they'll tell me in an email.. i emailed them asking about that... It's not a private owner, it's a very big preowned motorcycle warehouse with over 175 motorcycles, atv's blabla... and they have a website with pictures of all the employees. http://www.roadtrackandtrail.com/
 
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