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Old 09-20-2007, 12:04 AM   #1
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say...Im in sales. I sell cell phones for a good company. I work for corporate so I am not one of the annoying 3rd party dealers. im normally at 115% 120% so i think i would do well and make some$$ I was interested in selling bikes, crotch rockets that is. Any suggestions?
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just a few words of advice...

bike sales can be a nasty biz. be prepared to bomb just in case, and have a backup plan.

some dealers pay their salesmen in commision only. i.e. if you sell no bikes you make no money. sell one bike a week and your not gonna make it. dont expect them to care. most "good" salesmen can sell a bike every other day, or one a day during season if they are doing well.

in this situation it is common for a sales manager to hire too many salesmen at once. since they are all on commision, he figures he is paying the same to his employees, regardless if they sink or swim.

this pits salesmen against each other, fighting for sales to be able to pay their bills. the managers like salesmen to be hungry if you know what i mean.

they also figure 1-2 of them will quit, so they hire a couple extra to begin with. this also makes the salesmen who have been there a while very resentful of the new guys, and they may be very unwilling to help you also.

im not trying to discourage you, just hoping to prepare you for how it might be (not all dealers are this crappy)

it would be a good idea to have all your rent/bills etc. paid up 3 months in advance, and/or have family, friends, or spouse who is willing to support you somewhat while you get your feet wet and start making more money.

if you can make it past when the other guys quit/get fired than there is not as much competition, and you'll have more experiance so you will sell more bikes, then you can make really good money.

keep in mind also that while spring and summer can be really good, winter can be very VERY slow. salesman might make a good salary per year, but for the winter months they make alot less than other jobs.

p.s. if its something you want to do, GO FOR IT! just find a good reputable dealer who treats people right, customers and employees and you will be better off.
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txferrari, thats why it was so crappy, you were getting taken advantage of, were they the ones that told you 10% of 10k was $100? Try figuring that on a calculator. Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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