Well I have lurked for long enough and finally decided that as I get closer to getting a bike, I better become a contributing member. This is the only forum I will be on...so what that means is that I respect the information here.
So this may be a rather strange first question...but since getting a bike is the first step its what I will go with.
I have been car-free for over 5 years and have fallen out of touch buying vehicles...especially new. So I am in need of advice on how to buy a bike from a dealership. I went into a dealership and was greeted by a young kid that did not know a damn thing about selling. Nice kid...but? They went about discounting the bike and wrote up an offer. I was shocked that even though the discount was not that great, that they managed to bump the price up another 2 thousand dollars! I know dealerships do not make a ton of money on a new bike, but I would like to know what fees they tack on are real or total BS. Of course tax has to be there, but I felt that since I was an older guy they were putting the screws to me. I don't know...may be I am wrong.
Also, while I am on the subject. I have also been looking at used and I am amazed that people are asking next to new prices for a bike with a lot of miles. This is why I would rather buy new...but maybe the prices seem high because they know about all the "dealer prep" and other fees.