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Ghostwheel: Where did you get your spyder? In Arizona? If you could would you please itemize your purchase agreement? I will be shopping out of state since RideNow Powersports back-doored me with a 2K mark-up when I went to pick it up
 

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Got it at the Ride Now on Bell.

It was there Demo and I picked it up for 16,000 plus tax and title.

How much were they cranking it up by?
 

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The "RideNow" franchise is ridiculous. Non negotiable 15900 plus a mandatory 2500 premium. Of the 16 people on the demo week that started paperwork on a spyder, I am 1 of 4 that qualified for financing and the only one to push to sale...and I walked away! You don't need to go out of state, there are 4 NON-RideNow dealers in Arizona selling the spyder. Wish I had a dollar for every sale ridenow loses to Texas and New Mexico.
 

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hey all new here at the forum looking at 2012 RT limited for 31k at ride now in chandler they had a msrp for 28k and added 3k of fees not much breaks there yikes apache motorcycles not much better any thoughts
 

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Look around before paying premium. There are plenty of dealers in both Phoenix and Tucson. You may be able to get a better price. I'd drive a couple of hundred miles to save $2-3 thousand dollars.

I have had experience with the Chandler Ride Now where they will not deal at all, just to have a sister ride Now store give me the deal that I wanted. Make them work to sell you the bike. Don't be afraid to get up a leave the store. In fact, I always get up and leave without buying the first day unless the deal is exceptional. Also, don't give them your drivers license until you have a good deal. They will hold on to it so you won't leave the store.

Also, watch out for the extras like prepaid service and oil changes. They can be mis-leading in the actual cost. You have to ride about 10k miles a year to break even on their prepaid offers.
 

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If you're looking for other dealers where you'll be able to negotiate the price, you might have a bit of luck trying what i did. First I decided to look for a non-RideNow store to find someone who would deal. This was back in 2007, when they were putting huge premiums on top of the retail price.

Next, I looked up all of the dealers listed on the Can Am website and called them all and inquired if they were dealing or not. Most refused to give me a straight answer but about 40% of them were willing to talk with me... and about half of those even quoted an out the door price.

Be carefull to investigate how your state deals with sales tax so you don't end up paying extra on that.'

Next, I flew out to our neighboring state, CA and rode back with my brand new spyder that i'd saved almose $ 2,100 on after all travel expenses!

I still am riding my 2008 yellow spyder (# 249) and loving it!

Any questions, please let me know.

Steve
 

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PS - I just noticed an oversight on my previous entry...i did NOT call ALL of the dealers, just the ones in the locales i was willing to fly to and ride back from.
 

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thanks to all. I am really shocked how much $$$ they want. I really like
the RT LTD not fond of this yrs color. I cant believe the 2 places I went to
started with $28899 the msrp the added 3k of fees 31k out the door is way to High.
 

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That is exactly what I did. Traded in my Aprilia Falco for a 2011 RT. No regrets for me.
 

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I had the same problem. Powersports tend to staff their establishments with some pretty un-professional kids.

Hard to find a good dealer, but I've recently found one in Las Cruces, N.M. (of all places). Straight shooters and they work on a "win-win" pricing basis. Fair guys.

Try Vic at Las Cruces Motorsports: 575-647-0768, I'm making a drive there, from Phoenix, next week to pick my new one up.
 

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Whetstone, ( north of Huachuca City ) here.
 

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#249 is probably a parted out piece of scrap at this time...was riding through San Luis Obispo last May and some addle-brained 17 y/o driving an SUV hurried himself into me while turning left through the intersection as I was attempting to go straight through it. Long story short, the impact spun me around 2x, I hung on for the thrill ride and walked away unscathed - except for the heartache of losing my "trusty steed".

Nowadays I am riding a 2013 Sport Touring beauty, and I am attempting to I.D. and avoid the other addle brainers out there...

Steve
Bisbee Arizona ... and always open for a ride partner, group rides etc....
 

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Steve,

Hopefully one weekend we could do a ride or something. I just need a weekend that I'm not doing chores! :(

Lyle
 
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