It also doesn't take into account the floor space that the bike sits on, the utility bills, the employee's paycheques, the government deductions for absolutely everything (believe me, that is a big nut to crack for a business owner every single month), the insurance costs, the shipping costs.........and everything else.
I don't seel motorbikes for a living, but I do own my own business (sell medical and mobility equipment) and I'm surprisedand shocked by some of the comments I get from potential customers on a weekly basis. Some people have absolutely no concept of the amount of money it takes to operate a business. I have people walk in my store and beatch and moan that I'm a "crook", and I should be ashamed of myself trying to sell a wheelchair for X amount of dollars. (like I should consider myself a charity).
I bought a report for the $15 and I think it was worth it. The report didn't contain all that much information really, but gave the important numbers like invoice price, holdbacks, freight, assembly, etc.both of the links mentioned take me to the same place and it's a cost of 14.99 to get a report. Has anyone used either of these sites before? If so, what were your results?
On the 650R site that I also belong to, I believe one of the guys who works for a dealer said to subtract about 800 bucks from list and that's pretty close to invoice. From that dealers generally charge freight and dealer prep.
Yeah, wouldnt want the guy to be informed or anything.hmm.... Txrider asks a simple question of where he might find information on invoice pricing, probably similar to what you may find through Consumer Reports for autos and it's met with a righteous explanation of business cost justifications.