Heartbroken in Tucson

RTD

Well travelled
Location
Baltimore
Brian, check Cycle Skis and Atvs for events, RE dealer, family run, good folks.
Seconding the recommendation. Visited them on my last trip there (still scheming to escape the east coast). Told the guy I was just getting a feel for the bike culture & RE support in the area and they were very generous with their time.. sounded like plenty of events going on & great vibe overall..
 

brian10x

Finally made it
Location
Tucson, Arizona
I'll check the CSA web site. Funny thing, I was going to buy my RE from them about 6 months ago, but they totally insulted me on a trade offer, and would not budge , not one thin dime. I was so pissed I rode 125 miles North and found a fair dealer I could work with.
 

AnalogRider

Finally made it
Location
Phoenix, AZ
I'll check the CSA web site. Funny thing, I was going to buy my RE from them about 6 months ago, but they totally insulted me on a trade offer, and would not budge , not one thin dime. I was so pissed I rode 125 miles North and found a fair dealer I could work with.
Bought my bike there last week, best price among three dealers in state. Didn't have a trade. RE rep helped load the bike.
 

brian10x

Finally made it
Location
Tucson, Arizona
Sometimes its the individual.

I work in auto repair, and when my customers complain about other shops, I opine " Sometimes you get the best mechanic in the worst shop in town, and sometimes you get the best mechanic in the worst shop in town."

That day, I must have got the worst salesman, and possibly a sales manager the day after his divorce. "No deal for you, sir!"

I did send them an email inquiring about RE events or clubs. I hope they respond.
 

AnalogRider

Finally made it
Location
Phoenix, AZ
Sometimes it's a sour apple in a group but my experience found a good path.
Sales guy, finance and RE rep were nice in person. I like single shops owned by families vs mega dealers.

Other dealers:
One dealer I won't mention was $1500 more! with $1100 for freight - on a 420 pound bike.
Another dealer in my journey had a used bike with only 100 miles but tried to add freight and then said it was UVC, used vehicle conditioning.
I said that bike has not even be to it's first service. There can't be any wear on it else it's a salvage title.
I also explained when I sold my last bike the cost to replace original tires came out of my end so I'm certain any part to replace
was deducted from the owner. They try every trick but also in that case, it was the sales manager playing hardball and not the salesman.
He tried to deflect the conversation to how tires can be sold longer. I could hear in his seconds delay he knew I was seeing through his words.
There was another RE dealer who was cold, but fair, and had a lower price.
Since I'm on the topic of vehicle saleman, will add a story with a salesman years ago saying if "You take care of me on the outside, I will take
care of you on the inside" as in paying him cash outside. I still remember that, and in all above cases I walked away.

Then called CAS and they had the best price and very pleasant.
It was easy all the way for me but again had no trade and didn't work with sales manager.
Ask for Ash about events, salesman; easy transaction and very supportive.
If you don't hear back PM me and I'll text him.
 
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brian10x

Finally made it
Location
Tucson, Arizona
"Ask for Ash about events, salesman; easy transaction and very supportive.
If you don't hear back PM me and I'll text him."

That is the salesman that played hardball with me. I gave him $1000.00 deposit on the phone, told him what bike i was going to trade, and all I asked for was to be treated fairly. I was willing to take a grand off WHOLESALE on my trade, but the offer they gave me was a slap in the face. I was going to pay cash and roll on out there, no fuss, easy peasy.

I politely asked for my deposit back and I rode on to Glendale. The rest is Interceptor history.

Maybe he was having a bad day.

Go ahead and contact him. He probably won't even remember me.

Thanks
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AnalogRider

Finally made it
Location
Phoenix, AZ
"Ask for Ash about events, salesman; easy transaction and very supportive.
If you don't hear back PM me and I'll text him."

That is the salesman that played hardball with me. I gave him $1000.00 deposit on the phone, told him what bike i was going to trade, and all I asked for was to be treated fairly. I was willing to take a grand off WHOLESALE on my trade, but the offer they gave me was a slap in the face. I was going to pay cash and roll on out there, no fuss, easy peasy.

I politely asked for my deposit back and I rode on to Glendale. The rest is Interceptor history.

Maybe he was having a bad day.

Go ahead and contact him. He probably won't even remember me.

Thanks
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Beautiful ride. I looked at both twins as well as the Himi and went with the Scram for my mostly on road with occasional gravel.
Sorry to hear it didn't work out with CAS. I'll ask him about events.
 
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Sometimes it's a sour apple in a group but my experience found a good path.
Sales guy, finance and RE rep were nice in person. I like single shops owned by families vs mega dealers.

Other dealers:
One dealer I won't mention was $1500 more! with $1100 for freight - on a 420 pound bike.
Another dealer in my journey had a used bike with only 100 miles but tried to add freight and then said it was UVC, used vehicle conditioning.
I said that bike has not even be to it's first service. There can't be any wear on it else it's a salvage title.
I also explained when I sold my last bike the cost to replace original tires came out of my end so I'm certain any part to replace
was deducted from the owner. They try every trick but also in that case, it was the sales manager playing hardball and not the salesman.
He tried to deflect the conversation to how tires can be sold longer. I could hear in his seconds delay he knew I was seeing through his words.
There was another RE dealer who was cold, but fair, and had a lower price.
Since I'm on the topic of vehicle saleman, will add a story with a salesman years ago saying if "You take care of me on the outside, I will take
care of you on the inside" as in paying him cash outside. I still remember that, and in all above cases I walked away.

Then called CAS and they had the best price and very pleasant.
It was easy all the way for me but again had no trade and didn't work with sales manager.
Ask for Ash about events, salesman; easy transaction and very supportive.
If you don't hear back PM me and I'll text him.
Why not mention it?
 
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