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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 11:16 AM
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That sucks when ya get stereo typed. I use to get treated that way before I even rode! Glad to hear you let him know what was on your mind and that you'll be taking your business elsewhere.
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Can't say I have had that problem yet, but kudos for going back and letting him know he was caught.

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Too sad, so bad !!!



I hate hearing things like this it makes me mad also!!!

I guess it's what I call Harley Stigma, it's a brand that carries a tag, money, or it could be the chrome bedazzzziles the brains lol

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Funny how things change. 20-30 years ago if you rode in on a Harley everyone just assumed you were a broke saddle tramp. No one would come close in case you smelled bad. For sure no one assumed you were well off.
Back then, the Goldwing guys were the rich yuppie types.
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Funny how things change. 20-30 years ago if you rode in on a Harley everyone just assumed you were a broke saddle tramp. No one would come close in case you smelled bad. For sure no one assumed you were well off.
Back then, the Goldwing guys were the rich yuppie types.
+1. It is really strange how things have changed along those lines. Used to be you could pull up to a gas pump, or bar, or convenience type store (I am talking 'bout Mom & Pop type) on yer scoot and if there were other riders there on HD's they would yack with ya, BS wit ya or maybe even let ya bum a smoke. The guys on the Metrics were the ones with the noses in the air (or tails between their legs) and you couldn't get 2 words out of em.

Now it seems a bit backwards at least to me as well. But regardless, I can appreciate how you handled the situation. I hope it gives the guy pause to rethink how he does business whether he was price gouging or not.

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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 02:45 PM
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He's just a dip schitt. When my wife and i bought our latest rv, we rode on the lot with the Harley. The sales guys were tripping over them selves to get to us. (disposable income folks)

We were able to negotiate them down to a couple g's over invoice. They knew we were going to buy. I also made it clear the i would move on if we didn't get what we wanted.

Sometimes showing that you have disposable income works in your favor, sometimes not.

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To the O.P. well played! I'd have to say I've had more positive experiences on the bike than negative ones. Folks seem to want to talk to you or if you need directions, very willing to help...although I think this one guy just wanted us out of his neighborhood. On one of my trips this summer we got soaked pretty damn good for a campsite... I think if we'd have rolled up in anything else other than a couple of Harley's we probably wouldn't have got stuck. Live and learn.

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