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Old 12-07-2016, 03:18 PM   #1
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Hello Guys,
Just want to introduce myself here.
Owner Yamaha Powersports dealership
Motorcycles,ATV,Snowmobiles,etc
Located in Ontario Canada
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:48 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum from another Yamaha dealership owner!
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:15 AM   #3
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Hello Guys,
Just want to introduce myself here.
Owner Yamaha Powersports dealership
Motorcycles,ATV,Snowmobiles,etc
Located in Ontario Canada
Welcome to the forum.

I owe you a huge apology for the length of time it took for me to activate your account. You signed up for the forum during a time when it was getting spammed with fake accounts and I took a few months off.

The forum's been quiet lately but there are some really great people here who have been really helpful in the past.
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Old 12-12-2016, 12:00 PM   #4
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our powersports business has been bad since 2010. side by sides ok, 4x4s slow, jet skis recovering, but motorcycles just dead. literally every week someone drops in wanting us to buy, consign, or trade in their Harley. we would be ok with that but true values are normally 1/2 what the owners want.
looking for a better 2017.
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Old 12-12-2016, 09:29 PM   #5
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Welcome! I have been quiet on here as of late, but usually I have some opinions .
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:52 AM   #6
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...but motorcycles just dead. literally every week someone drops in wanting us to buy, consign, or trade in their Harley. we would be ok with that but true values are normally 1/2 what the owners want.
I've had the same experience with people who have grown tired with their RVs and figure they'll use them as a trade for a new vehicle. In almost every instance the RV is worth far less than the customers think it is and the end result is wasted time and angry customers.
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:04 AM   #7
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no, angry former prospects who will never be customers or prospects again.
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Old 12-15-2016, 08:20 AM   #8
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They never will be customers of yours because you were the first to tell them how much their ATV or RV was worth. When they reach the 3rd or 4th stop and get the same number they tend to mellow out
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:48 AM   #9
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no, angry former prospects who will never be customers or prospects again.
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They never will be customers of yours because you were the first to tell them how much their ATV or RV was worth. When they reach the 3rd or 4th stop and get the same number they tend to mellow out
I agree on both counts - the first dealer that gets to deliver the bad news is the least likely to ever get a sale as a result of their efforts.
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:11 AM   #10
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Hello Guys,
Just want to introduce myself here.
Owner Yamaha Powersports dealership
Motorcycles,ATV,Snowmobiles,etc
Located in Ontario Canada
Nice to meet you! Also starting a powersports dealerhip.



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our powersports business has been bad since 2010. side by sides ok, 4x4s slow, jet skis recovering, but motorcycles just dead. literally every week someone drops in wanting us to buy, consign, or trade in their Harley. we would be ok with that but true values are normally 1/2 what the owners want.
looking for a better 2017.

@jayhawk what market are you in?
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Old 02-07-2017, 10:26 AM   #11
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We are a single line Yamaha dealer here in Southern Ontario Canada.
In response to your earlier note...for us big cruisers are stone cold no activity.
ATV are very slow...but we only have 2 models to really sell both 700,s
Side by side are stone cold
Snowmobile is quiet
Bright spot would be Sport motorcycles and Touring motorcycles are still getting good traffic and we sell parts and accessories online and that is very strong for us....as our door traffic has slowed our online traffic has increased.
Stephen
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