"Even" trade with a dealership?
Since I inherited my Deluxe last year I've been wanting to get something more my style. I want to trade it in on either a Fat Boy Lo or Night Train.
Ideally I'd find someone with one of those bikes that just wants to swap but that'd probably take a while to find. There's a dealership a few miles away that has two Lo's that I want to check out, but they're worth about the same as my bike. I know dealerships have overhead, incur costs on getting bikes ready to sell, etc, so I wonder if they'll even take my bike on an even trade with me paying only tax/tags/title fees.
Anyone have any experience trying something like this?
We made a deal! I'm out a Deluxe with a new Fat Boy Lo! It wasn't the one that I posted a pic of- they made it work with the stock 2010 (still black denim).
Total out the door was $1,554. They tried REALLY hard to make it work, and I was shocked it ended up being under the $2,000 I said that I'd pay. I think the difference came from when they applied Maryland's trade-in allowance (only paid $75 in taxes instead of $944).
I'm pumped! It was such a great ride back from the dealership. The bike fits me so much more, and I really enjoy the riding position.
Now I'm looking into a windshield (protection from the cicadas) and maybe a swing arm bag. I need a bag or a good stash spot for my phone since I can't bring my phone into work.
Last edited by N83; 04-17-2013 at 03:13 PM.