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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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my harley dealer rant

last xmas my hubby bought me the used v-rod (the dealership knew it was for me) that i traded in this year for the new nightster (again, knew it was for me). well, along with the new bike comes all the perks like the free 1 year hog membership and the discount card, catalogs, etc.

my rant...everything is in my hubby's name, even though we are both on the title. it's like i don't even exist!! he even asked them to list my name and they said it doesn't matter, i can use it too. it matters to me!! the real pisser is that he already got all that stuff himself when he bought his bike brand new. he doesn't need it. now when they have the new bike owner's night, the invitation will come addressed to him...even though he never sets butt on this bike!! it has me so irritated that i am pressuring him to transfer the title to me alone. until he does, i will never feel like it is really my bike. i also feel like it is an insurance policy for his parents so they know i'll never be able to up and leave with the bike (as in divorce, which never crosses my mind). my sister-in-law's ex-boyfriend tried that. broke up with her and tried keeping the bike she helped pay for. now i pay for his mistakes.

this whole issue chaps my ass! i never heard of giving someone a gift and putting your name on the tag as well. also, i'll never buy another bike from this dealer again. not unless they give me the proper attention.

that concludes my rant.
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Everything for my wife's HD comes to me... she don't seem to care... cause we always say its her bike... everybody at the dealership loves her and knows its her bike. And yes, even her HOG membership is really mine... oh well. Not like I'll ever use it for anything.




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For me... This falls under the "who cares" category.
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Everything for my wife's HD comes to me... she don't seem to care... cause we always say its her bike... everybody at the dealership loves her and knows its her bike. And yes, even her HOG membership is really mine... oh well. Not like I'll ever use it for anything.
i know it shouldn't be a big deal, but i just don't feel like an equal. they didn't as much as make eye contact or address me personally when we went to sign the papers. i felt invisible. then they put his name first on everything. kinda reinforced that feeling for me. guess i am just being to sensitive.


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For me... This falls under the "who cares" category.
well, i guess it was good for raising your post count +1 at least.

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That kind of stuff never bothers wifey or me. Hell, she makes the majority of ticket purchases etc.... At her work social functions-I am just Nita's husband. It's all good as long as I can drink their booze and eat their food.
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My wife was in a similar situation with the last car she bought. Her mother was listed as co owner on the title. Well...her mom never stepped foot inside the dealer. Never drove the car. Didn't pay a dime for it.... Yet the dealer addressed everything to her when they sent things in the mail. Even letters thanking her for purchasing the vehicle.

It also irritated her. F#*K dealers.


And which HD dealer is it? Battlefield?



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no, it was laugerman's in york. my in-laws deal strictly with them. personally i like battlefield better. it's a much nicer looking place and they offer better selection on merchandise. but to go there to purchase a bike would just be sacrilege as far as my father-in-law is concerned. i spoke to the sales manager there once when i was looking for nightsters. seemed nice enough for me. but i do hear some bad things about that place as well. guess i just need to form my own opinion. i certainly have about laugerman's.

and thank god i am not totally alone feeling this way. i was beginning to think i was just hyper-sensitive.
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no, it was laugerman's in york. my in-laws deal strictly with them. personally i like battlefield better. it's a much nicer looking place and they offer better selection on merchandise. but to go there to purchase a bike would just be sacrilege as far as my father-in-law is concerned. i spoke to the sales manager there once when i was looking for nightsters. seemed nice enough for me. but i do hear some bad things about that place as well. guess i just need to form my own opinion. i certainly have about laugerman's.

and thank god i am not totally alone feeling this way. i was beginning to think i was just hyper-sensitive.
I've never been in Laugerman's. The sales manager at Battlefield is a nice guy. Tall skinny guy with a super long pony tail and beard....is that the guy you talked to?



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dunno. it was over the phone. but he was real pleasant and professional. that mighta been the guy i got the free buell beanie from though.

laugerman's is small and only harley. no buells like battlefield. so don't waste your time there.
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dunno. it was over the phone. but he was real pleasant and professional. that mighta been the guy i got the free buell beanie from though.

laugerman's is small and only harley. no buells like battlefield. so don't waste your time there.
Battefield doesn't sell Buell anymore either. So I won't be going back there. I have to go to Lebanon now for the nearest Buell dealer.



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Unfortunitly thats how the world operates. My wife and I are on the morgage tgether but everthing comes in my name. My wife even signed up for a credit card and it came in my name. My wife is on the title for the bike but when I get tag renewal notice it comes in my name only. Its not fair but that just how it is.
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Battefield doesn't sell Buell anymore either. So I won't be going back there. I have to go to Lebanon now for the nearest Buell dealer.
when did that happen?!
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when did that happen?!
Sometime in the last 6 months or so. Maybe a little longer.



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Unfortunitly thats how the world operates. My wife and I are on the morgage tgether but everthing comes in my name. My wife even signed up for a credit card and it came in my name. My wife is on the title for the bike but when I get tag renewal notice it comes in my name only. Its not fair but that just how it is.
it's funny, i could care less about the house and insurance and sh1t. it only matters on the bike. i love my bikes and want them to be only mine! i don't want anyone else taking any credit for them or anything that they involve.
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Sometime in the last 6 months or so. Maybe a little longer.
stupid! i think there's a market around here for them, perhaps just not next to harleys. it almost makes buells exotic bikes in this area.
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I actually like Harleys, but the absolutely horrid service at the dealership I and my friends have been to have convinced me that it's not worth dealing with them, so I spent my money elsewhere.

East Coast Harley, near my home, completely screwed a buddy of mine. He bought his bike from them, and it had a bad front end wobble right off of the lot. When he brought it in for warranty service, they said he must have hit a pot hole and refused to cover it.

That, and a few other things, are the reasons he doesn't go there any more.
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your not alone babe, its just something we gotta deal with occasionally! The same goes for alot of other things as well, like, I was the one totally into bikes and all, not my hubby when we started, but for a long time no matter what local dealer I went to, they wouldnt give me the time of day, but let me bring the hubby in and BAM, service out the ying yang!!
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your not alone babe, its just something we gotta deal with occasionally! The same goes for alot of other things as well, like, I was the one totally into bikes and all, not my hubby when we started, but for a long time no matter what local dealer I went to, they wouldnt give me the time of day, but let me bring the hubby in and BAM, service out the ying yang!!
i know what you're sayin'. my hubby could totally care less about his own bike and now he's getting my loot. that's what really fires me up. he has no interest and i do, yet i get left out. grrr...
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stupid! i think there's a market around here for them, perhaps just not next to harleys. it almost makes buells exotic bikes in this area.
I guess they just weren't selling. Same reason every other HD dealer stops selling them.


Hopefully the new 1125r will kick start the Buell sales again.



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