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Another Upstate New York KTM Dealership
« on: December 08, 2015, 03:37:53 pm »
http://maddiesmotorsports.com/

http://rochester.craigslist.org/snd/5351210313.html

I am wondering how Dansville supports a KTM / Polaris / Ski-Doo dealership of this size.



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Re: Another Upstate New York KTM Dealership
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2015, 02:51:35 pm »
Great location for the guys in the southern tier. Now, if only someone would buy the O'Neil KTM Franchise
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Re: Another Upstate New York KTM Dealership
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2015, 03:05:47 pm »
Now, if only someone would buy the O'Neil KTM Franchise

I know of 2 parties that would like to buy the Rochester KTM franchise, but I don't think Bill and Vicky are ready to sell yet.
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Re: Another Upstate New York KTM Dealership
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2015, 10:42:00 am »
They wanted to a couple of years ago, but would not sell to the guy who wanted it
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Re: Another Upstate New York KTM Dealership
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2015, 11:38:38 am »
They wanted to a couple of years ago, but would not sell to the guy who wanted it

And I think he still wants it.

Without KTM & Husqvarna, I do not think they would survive selling just a Polaris line-up and lawn equipment in today's world.
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Re: Another Upstate New York KTM Dealership
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2015, 01:02:15 pm »
They wanted to a couple of years ago, but would not sell to the guy who wanted it

And I think he still wants it.

Without KTM & Husqvarna, I do not think they would survive selling just a Polaris line-up and lawn equipment in today's world.

After hearing the story I heard a monrth or so ago, I'm amazed they sell anything at all and can stay in business. 

Soemone I know had the following exchange with them.

"I want this make and model bike.  I found it at another dealer in another state and he will ship it to me for $1500 less TOTAL than your price right now.  but I'll buy it from YOU if you can match or beat that price."

The response?
"That's a good price you should probably get it there."

what.
the.
hell.
who.
does.
that.
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Re: Another Upstate New York KTM Dealership
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2015, 01:44:23 pm »
i bet a lot of dealers do that. sometimes a deal is too good to beat.

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Re: Another Upstate New York KTM Dealership
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2015, 02:31:18 pm »
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Re: Another Upstate New York KTM Dealership
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2015, 03:11:19 pm »
Yeah, they used to be a Mom & Pop shop with good prices, but then they hired a "salesman" and now all of their machines cost a lot more to cover the cost of the salesman.

These days, you can't make any money on new machines; money is made on parts and service, and if you have a crappy parts and service department then you are screwed.

The only way to make any money in the powersports retail business is to be a small mom & pop shop, with low overhead, adequate knowledge of your market, and excellent customer service; OR be a multi-line mega-dealership and make your money on high-volume factory incentives that the smaller shops are not eligible for.
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Re: Another Upstate New York KTM Dealership
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2015, 10:59:52 pm »
The reason he gave that response was he was trying to call the dudes bluff. If i was a salesman, i expect every customer to come in and give  me that old song and dance to get a discount. I helped a friend of mine oh a decade ago go shopping for a neon srt 4. When i told the sales guy i was going to continue shopping and see what other dealers had to offer and come to him if he could give me the best price, he said angrily "what the hell are you using me for, a measuring stick?" And i said yes absolutely, that is my right as a consumer. If you can't beat their deal, i go elsewhere.
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Re: Another Upstate New York KTM Dealership
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2016, 05:20:44 pm »
Word on the street was someone went to Maddie's and they were trying to get full retail.

Looks like now that they have 25 bikes to sell and 2017's arriving soon, that they are ready to deal:

http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcd/5597269781.html
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Re: Another Upstate New York KTM Dealership
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2016, 09:12:21 am »
Their "blowout" sale consists of being $500 to $1000 below full retail. 
http://maddiesmotorsports.com/new/Search/NEW/KTM

I'm not sure how that compares, but it doesn't seem very good.
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Re: Another Upstate New York KTM Dealership
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2018, 09:17:36 am »
Great location for the guys in the southern tier. Now, if only someone would buy the O'Neil KTM Franchise

You got your wish.  Maddie's bought out O'Neill's.

Between the 2 stores they now have 24 left-over Husqvarna's and 71 left-over KTM's ..... and crates of new 2019's are arriving daily.

And they have (5) 2018 KTM 350 EXC-F's in stock .... hmmm.
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