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Hey Everyone!
Just thought I would get your opinions on this matter.
Last saturday GPZrider(Gary) was going to the Anderson Cycle
open house and asked me if I'd like to go along. I thought why not? I was curious to see some of the new models up close in person, plus my VFR was in need of some new spark plugs. So I hopped in the car and met Gary at 1:30. The place was packed
with people! They did a really nice job too; free pop, 25 cent hot dogs, even dirtbike racing in the back service area. EVERYTHING
was "On Sale"; One of the sales guys came over and told us that
all the pricetags on the bikes included shipping/destinantion charges, but "today" they would drop those fees off the ticket.
WOW! What a deal! And that wasn't all! After we walked around and checked out bikes, jackets, helmets and all that good stuff,(ALL on sale) we made it to the parts counter, and VIOLA! Signs posted screaming "Special for Open House - 15% off all parts!" -
This just keeps getting better and better! So I hopped in line, waited my turn, then asked the friendly, helpfull sales person to get me 4 (four) shiney, new NGK's for my trusty Honda
VFR. He dissapeared for a minute or two, which concerned me for a moment; "What if they are out of stock?!?!?" To my delight, the salesperson returned with four; count 'em! four bright red
NGK/HONDA boxes containing the spark plugs which would soon fire up my hibernating 2 wheeler. But the smile went away from my face as he gave me the total price; $34.00 - :wtf: :jawdrop:
I should have told them to jam them in their asses, but I really wanted to ride Saturday and Sunday and my current plugs were fouled out due to a prematurely clogged air filter. These particular plugs weren't available at Kmart or the local auto parts store, so I had to eat it. THIRTY FOUR BUCKS FOR FOUR LOUSY SPARK PLUGS! And that was INCLUDING THE 15% DISCOUNT! Yahoo.
I should open up an online store that just sells spark plugs for bikes. I could sell them for half of that and still make a profit!
Coming soon; www.plugthis.com:finger:

-VFRD
 

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i found a place on the net 27.80 before shipping

looks like they made 6.20 off of you....taxe might be around 2.41

you didnt get horribly screwed out of money
 

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hmm... I'll have to check out what Brighton charged me for the plugs in the Gixxer...:D

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I think mine for my ZX9 are around 9 bucks also. I feel the same way. I have a 454 in my truck and I have to use a special plug in that motor, and they cost way less than the bike plugs, and they last 30,000 miles. And that is buying from my Chevy dealer.
 

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If you think paying $34 for a SET is expensive.... try paying $80 each for my RS250... yikes!!
 

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Jose said:
If you think paying $34 for a SET is expensive.... try paying $80 each for my RS250... yikes!!
:jawdrop: Shit, tires are prolly cheaper than plugs :(
 

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Boy, I thought there was a markup on clothing and furniture!:rolleyes:
 

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HOLY S--T

Jose said:
If you think paying $34 for a SET is expensive.... try paying $80 each for my RS250... yikes!!
WOW! Whats the story with that? Those fkr's better be gold plated with a lifetime gaurantee; well, at least 2 or 3 seasons worth.

DAMN!

-VFRD:rolleyes:
 

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Better be getting blown for that price.:crying:
 

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fuster said:
Better be getting blown for that price.:crying:
He's already getting bent over.... They could at least give you a reach-around
 

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Re: HOLY S--T

daves said:
WOW! Whats the story with that? Those fkr's better be gold plated with a lifetime gaurantee; well, at least 2 or 3 seasons worth.

DAMN!

-VFRD:rolleyes:
no gold or lifetime warranty, you gotta remember this is a 2-stroke GP bike. All the part on this thing are expensive, on the upside they're great with tires which is usually the largest expensve on a track/racebike. I did find a new place where they sell them for $50/each :D
 
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