I bought a new 02 gsxr750 in sept.2002. OTD $8600.Price included a helmet,a cheap helmet.A k&n filter and a carbon fiber tank pad.In 2000 I bought a new hayabusa(same dealer)OTD $10176.Just the bike no helmet.
We have a pretty good dealer here.Prices are fair.But like any dealer sometimes their first price may not be their best.I say shop before you buy.I have talked to people that paid over $10000 for a 750.Some dealers will try to screw you.Some put prices on their bikes higher than MSRP then add freight,delivery,etc... Do your homework.There is a website(Not sure of the address) that claims for $9.99 they will send you an actual dealer invoice on the bike you want to buy.But don't know anything about them.
A 2 year old bike still on the showroom floor may sound good and may be a good deal.But the bike has already depreciated 2 years before you ever ride it.
Shop different dealers till you find one that will treat you right.