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post #1 of 17 Old 05-12-2016, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Interesting dealer trade??

I have a 2015 HD CVO Street Glide a bike that listed for 38K...and a 2013 GSA. Local dealer who handles both BMW and HD will trade straight across for my Street Glide on a new 2016 GT...and give $1000 dollars to boot for my bike.. My problem is that I ride the GSA almost exclusively. Just a better bike. I also have an opportunity to sell the CVO for $29750...What I am concerned about is if I get the GT will I still leave it sit and ride the GSA and in the process lose my butt on yet another bike. Opinions please??
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Sell it outright. That is a good chunk of change and the price on the GT is too high.

If, after some time, you have find you want more than just the GSA then consider buying a used GT. You can always buy a newer one later on if you so desire.

The GSA is a great all around bike and there is no shame in being happy with it.

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I would sell the CVO outright at that price. You could get a GTL-e for that kind of money. I love my GT, but don't get screwed here. You could buy a GT and have money left over.

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I'm not being a smart a__, but you're asking a question that only you can answer.
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Dealers only want to trade when they are getting the best end of it. The dealer offered me $3000 for my 94R1100RS so I put it on EBay and got $5000. Less $250 EBay Fee. He probably already has a lead on someone looking for your HD. Dealers live on people who are in a hurry. Never hurts to advertise for awhile.
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Well, the outright sale just fell through, as the gentleman found a CVO bike locally for 3k less than the price we had agreed upon or so the story goes. You are correct about doing nothing may be the best decision when one is on the fence. I don't have to sell the CVO...but it just bothers me that it sits in the man cave depreciating while I am out riding my GSA. I suppose that might also happen if I traded for the GT. And the hole would just get that much deeper regarding good money after bad. I do appreciate the wisdom.
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The only other addendum would be that if I did the dealer trade I would escape the 6.5% sales tax that I have to pay on the whole amount if I bought a bike out right.....so there is that....
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The only other addendum would be that if I did the dealer trade I would escape the 6.5% sales tax that I have to pay on the whole amount if I bought a bike out right.....so there is that....
6.5% does not make up the difference between a $29,000 bike and a brand new GT though. If you are not riding the CVO, sell it and bank the cash in a 6 month CD or something of the sort. If you feel you want another bike still in 6 months, you are at a great time to buy, and your money didn't sit idle either.

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Excellent point. No need to panic and get butt hurt...as I do know that dealers only do what is good for the dealer!! Thanks again.
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I have a 2015 HD CVO Street Glide a bike that listed for 38K...and a 2013 GSA. Local dealer who handles both BMW and HD will trade straight across for my Street Glide on a new 2016 GT...and give $1000 dollars to boot for my bike.. My problem is that I ride the GSA almost exclusively. Just a better bike. I also have an opportunity to sell the CVO for $29750...What I am concerned about is if I get the GT will I still leave it sit and ride the GSA and in the process lose my butt on yet another bike. Opinions please??
I agree with the sell it and wait and see folks. I am facing that now. I have a 2015 R1200R that I love, I really do, and bought a 2016 K1600GT for "special use" trips. Well, the R1200R sits a lot, even when I go canyon carving. I am thinking I'll trade it in on a 2017 something or other but my R1200 doesn't have anywhere near the value of you HD. Use your head, follow your heart. In case of a tie....pick one! Keep us updated!

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