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post #31 of 68 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 03:32 PM
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Too cold/snowy/rainy/etc. to ride or do much of anything else, I would echo what has already been said about sales items. A solid 15% or better on all clothing, parts & accessories would get me in to look around. Food may draw some but I wouldn't go somewhere for the grub--but if i am already in there looking at sale items I might be inclined to have a sandwich/burger/whatever and hang out a while. And the problem is when I hang out at a HD dealer my checkbook sometimes takes a hit. Isn't that what you dealers want?

Maybe give everyone entering your store that day a raffle ticket for a drawing at the end of the weeknd for a free service/something worthwhile.

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On what Dave63 said. Excellent idea. I work pt for The Home Depot, and that is exactely what they do: work shops on how to install sidding, windows, roofs; repair plumbing; build sheds, etc. So what did educating their customer base do? It created greater, sales, repete bussines, and improve customer relations. Some Mgrs and owners may think, " if we educate them too mush, our service dept will suffer". However, people like myself do not have time and/or inclination to wrench their own bike, but would sure like to know mechanically more about the workings of their ride. Plus increasing store traffic opens it up for purchasing add-ons, upgrades, apparel and of course drooling over new bikes.
<u>I ditto that, great idea.</u> I'd love to know more about the bike, parts, tried and true etc.. I would come for sure to get my fix.

Milwaukee HD offer's free pick up for winter storage and free storage if you get work done off season w/ no payment until you get your bike-fyi. There is a couple of time where they do have the sales but then you're in and out quickly...

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The dealer I use just had a fashion show of hd clothes. They also do food and beer on Saturdays this time of year. Another thing they do is double your points on your point cards.

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have a discounted "LADIES NIGHT",

Is that like a scratch and dent sale?

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Re-visit your charges for work on the bikes. There are techs that are only checked out on bolt on type work, and techs that do the motor work that have been thru the school. Irks me that it's a $98.00 charge per hour regardless if it's a bolt guy or tech guy.

Need to get things into perspective.
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I like Dave's original post... I like others as well but I would like to learn more about how to take care of my bike and possibly do some upgrades myself...I would definitely be there and I know quite a few people that would be there as well! Great idea Dave

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I think the all the "discounted ladies" around here are METH addicts.
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post #39 of 68 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 09:56 PM
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++++1 on the discounts. give me a nice discount and I will be there. heck I was at my harley dealership even though they didn't have a discount. had they had any, I would've bought her. I mean the bike... and her
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Put on working displays

I think what would draw me in would be watching hands on situations like, upgrades, adding new slip-ons. Kind of like Home Depot or Lowes putting on painting demonstrations, or how to hang cabinets. I realize the dealerships run the risk of losing business to the do it self people but think of the relationships that can be built. Another thing that draws me in during the winter is just to dream of my next bike purchase. Just to sit on my potential new bike and go vroom, vroom. helps make the winter go faster. A frinedly staff makes all the difference also.

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