HPRE

Menu

Members Rides

Parked @ work


in
Members Rides

55 Guests, 4 Users (1 Hidden)
chitrang, Boston James, Mr.Mazza
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
December 21, 2014, 05:39:50 AM

Login with username, password and session length

 

Author Topic: Dealer mark up........  (Read 1787 times)

Danny2011

  • Neophyte
  • *
  • Posts: 18
  • Karma: 0
Dealer mark up........
« on: June 29, 2011, 10:59:28 AM »
I don't know if I should ask this but, what if any, is the dealer mark on a new RE motorcycle? I'm curious to know, before I purchase one....

Thanks,

Danny
08' Triumph Scrambler

"The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps..."

General Alexander A. Vandergrift, USMC
to the Senate Naval Affairs Committee, 5 May 1946

The Garbone

  • Shade Tree
  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 4001
  • Karma: 0
  • User Complaints: 22
Re: Dealer mark up........
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 12:34:45 PM »
Ehh...   Depends on the dealer..  The folks around here in Daytona have no fees, others charge a few hundred for prep.. Then of course you have taxes and tags...
Gary
57' RE Crusader 250
67' Ford Mustang
74' Catalina 27 "Knot a Clew"
95 RE Ace Clubman 535
01 HD 1200 Custom
07 RE 5spd HaCK

* all actions described in this post are fictional *

Bullet.wagon

  • Grease Monkey
  • ****
  • Posts: 308
  • Karma: 0
Re: Dealer mark up........
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 12:59:10 PM »
I would be willing to guess 700-800 bucks,they have to make a profit.It may be a secret though.
2005 RE Military
2000 RE 350

GreenMachine

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 3128
  • Karma: 0
Re: Dealer mark up........
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 01:55:09 PM »
if they do the proper prep work, ect..its well worth it...
Oh Magoo you done it again

Arizoni

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 4546
  • Karma: 1
  • "But it's a dry heat here in Arizona
Re: Dealer mark up........
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 05:22:14 AM »
I have no idea what the markup on an RE is but I would be surprised if it is less than $1500.

That plus maybe a $250 prep charge would only give them a profit of $1750.00.

While this sounds like a pretty good profit, RE's aren't like loaves of bread where the store sells 400 a week.  They may have to wait a week to a few months to actually sell a bike.

If they sold two a month at this profit level,  they would only make a yearly profit of $42,000.
From that they must subtract the overhead for rent, lights, water etc., the pay for any help they have in the office and taxes they must pay. 

That doesn't leave much for the owner.

I think that plus the demand that seems to outnumber the supply of Royal Enfields is why the dealers I talked to wouldn't even consider giving a discount on a new RE.
Jim
2011 G5 Deluxe
1999 Miata 10th Anniversary

Bullet.wagon

  • Grease Monkey
  • ****
  • Posts: 308
  • Karma: 0
Re: Dealer mark up........
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 02:50:39 PM »
I don't think any dealer of RE'S is going to chime in on this with an answer but maybe a dealer of a different brand may and give us an idea on their particular?
On second thought probably not.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2011, 08:41:28 PM by Bullet.wagon »
2005 RE Military
2000 RE 350

Alan LaRue

  • Bulleteer
  • ***
  • Posts: 243
  • Karma: 0
  • Commute Time is Not the Worst Time of Day
Re: Dealer mark up........
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 03:02:49 PM »
My dealer had a $200 prep fee, which is reasonable in my opinion. (Price for getting it out of the crate and final assembly.) I paid sticker price for it. I asked about a discount and was told that there's very little profit margin and they could not discount them. I didn't argue, as I thought $5495 for the B5 model seemed like a reasonable price for a 500cc motorcycle.

But I didn't answer the question, just told you how the dealer didn't really tell me anything other than "there's not much markup."
Chinese food beats hopes and dreams any day.

ScooterBob

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 2564
  • Karma: 0
  • Yeah - I get it ....
Re: Dealer mark up........
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011, 08:23:35 PM »
Arizoni - Give yourself an "A+" for good math ....... You sure you haven't done this before?  ;)
Spare the pig iron - spoil the part!