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I was poking around the web last night and out of curiosity did a search on www.Cycletrader.com..... much to my surprise, there were quite a few Spyders listed, four (4) pages as a matter of fact. Even a bigger surprise to me was a number of them are listed at $14,999.
 

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Okay, so why is it most of those appear to be dealers with new Spyders and I had to put down a non-refundable deposit and wait until the end of July or August? :confused: IF they have them sitting on a dealers show room floor, get them to those of us who want one!
 

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I was sort of thinking the same thing. I'll ask the Spyder Marketing members about the distribution system this weekend. I still have a few things I am unclear on.

Following is my understanding based on discussions of the system with our local BRP dealer (the one with my deposit). As far as I can tell, this is the way BRP distributes all their Can Am products. Dealers are allocated so many units, they can "order" all of them, some of them, or none of them (the last is unlikely as it is hard to stay in business selling nothing :) ). There is (one or two?) order "windows" in which they can place orders, up to their alloted quantity. BRP takes a non-refundable deposit from the "dealers account?" at order placement (or order acceptance by BRP, I'm not entirely sure which), if the dealer does not have a buyer, they essentially are up fronting this deposit out of their own pocket. If I've figured all this right, BRP really does not know if the Spyder is a paid customer order, or one that the dealer put $'s into and did not have a sold order. It is obviously better for the dealer to have paid customer orders, as they are not having to put up their own $'s.

If a dealer does not take its full allotment, then the "extras" are offered up to other dealers as additional allotment.

It seems like a pretty fair system for the dealers, I'm not sure if it is a "You sell a lot this year, you get alloted more next year." system, I have not yet asked that question. I would guess this would not be the case until it is rolled out world-wide.

That's how I understand it so far (again, I still do not completely know how it is all set up). IF I've got it figured right, the ones we see offered at dealers now were ones they ordered last year during their allotment periods, but did not have customer orders for. Unlike car dealers, I do not see a "dealer transfer" capability, even if there was, why would a dealer not just do what they are doing.... selling them to make the profit for their dealer? The bright side is it appears very little gouging is going on
 

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this one popped in there today..... asking $14,500

SELLER DESCRIPTION

2008 Can-Am Spyder Premier Edition #3798 (Silver) only 812 miles. First service done at Cam-Am approved service center so you save another $225.00, Break in miles done under manufactures recommendations. Balance of 2 year warranty! Great for someone who needs better gas mileage but still has to carry a few things, it has a trunk!!! Show room condition just has to let it go Private Seller Call Scott at 772-485-1916


hmmmm........ looks like he lowered it to $14,000....
 

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Dealer are not supposed to be Stocking.....

I talked to a Can-Am official, and he said that Spyders are only only sold on a certificate base, thus no stocking.

Guess some dealers must be finding a way around this... or know their allotment, and are trying to get buyers?
 

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Spyders

We have Spyder cancellations here for sale, being in MI I think alot of people realized that they just can't afford it. They are Premier Editions and we are only selling them for 15499.
Dee's Marine
586-790-9100
 

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I feel your pain of wanting one right away. When I first went to get my spyder they told me four months but he let me get the demo one month later. Call my dealer honda house in Richmond, Va they actually just got a red and a yellow one in. 804-270-0123
 

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I was poking around the web last night and out of curiosity did a search on www.Cycletrader.com..... much to my surprise, there were quite a few Spyders listed, four (4) pages as a matter of fact. Even a bigger surprise to me was a number of them are listed at $14,999.
I looked, called and guess what?????

adds not new, and no inventory.

Of course, in your area that may be true, but in Orlando Area, ( central Fl) is where I bombed out.

thanks for the assist, guess I will have to order out of state and pay 600 + for shipping... grrrrrr.

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Spyderman.... thanks for the assist..

I found one in DeLand Florida, used with 640 miles. and another in Jacksonvill, Fl, New....

the out the door prices at not close to the base as advertised. they add,
Inbound Freight, Assembly charge, Dealer Prep charge, Plus Tax, title transfer, tag.
close to an additional $2,000.

I am still on the verge of going to Jacksonville this week to purchase.... $$$$$$$ grrrrrr...

eff
 

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found one

Bought Yellow, preimer one today in Daytona Beach, Fl, Used with Factory warranty, Mileage only 640 when purchased.
Now for a story..
Daytona is approx 75 miles from my home.
Driving on I4 towards Orlando, Fl, I started getting some rain drops.. So I stopped, and my follower in the car stopped behind me. I proceeded to put on my Frog Togs so that I may not get drowned on the last leg of the trip.
WELL !
After getting the Frog Togs on, I then proceed to start the Spyder. NOPE ! NaDa... I looked at the guage and it seems that the oil indicator light was on, and of course the first thought, that it needed oil.
Then a road ranger stopped, and said, don't know anything about a motorcycle, but, if you needed gas or a flat he could help... That was a super nice gesture to assist a crippled motorist.
While I was talking to the road ranger, my helper, whom was following me in the car, started the Sypder. HUH !!!!
What the Heck did you do, I asked? nuttin much just fliped the stop button from off to on.....GRRRRRRRRR.
I suppose you all have heard about ID 10 T???
like.... idiot .......

have a great day

eff
 
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