I was at a local Honda/Suzuki dealer today. They have a used Ninja 250, 2001 green w/ 7100 miles. I started talking with the salesmen and asked him what they were asking for the bike. I had called that same dealer a few days earlier and asked what they wanted for it over the phone they said they wanted $2200. He came back and said they were asking 2400. He asked what I was looking to spend and I told him that I was looking for something between 1800 and 2000. He then asked if I was paying cash and if I was willing to buy today, I told him I would at the right price. He went and talked to his manager and came back with 2800 OTD. I told him that he was asking 1000 more than I wanted to spend. I then told him that I would drive it away cash for 2100 OTD. After 20 minutes of waiting he came back with 2800 OTD, didn't even drop one cent. I told him that if they wanted to re consider to give me a call and walked out. This is my first bike and all I really want at this time is something to buzz around town and to school and back as well as something to gain experience on. I know that 2100 OTD is low for a dealer but I figure that they have no prob ripping me off and I have seen some 250's from private sellers for about that price so why not try to get a decent price for the one that they are selling. They have my number I have a feeling that they will call. What do you guys think?? Any advice you could give? Thanks.
Last edited by 2THXTRM; 07-10-2002 at 06:27 PM.