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Old 12-03-2008, 08:36 PM   #21
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i would have no doubt ordered it locally and in which Motorcycles Unlimited was the first place that i talked to about ordering . i wanted to purchase it on a credit card with a low apr so i could pay it off and build credit . my card wanted a 24% apr but if i transferred in a balance from another card then i would get a set apr of 4% until it is paid off in full. a friend who does not live in Houston agreed to let me use his card for a couple of days, and then i paid the balance with mine . otherwise it would have been purchased locally
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Yea, but if you don't support the local shops they won't be here for long then your screwed. There are not many left that have people that really know much of anything.

On top of that, you send money out of state. That money sometimes doesn't come back. Thats a bigger deal that you think. We need to try to spend more locally and not always with the huge Corporations. It will keep everyone better off locally.
While I partially agree with you. This sounds like the Wal-Mart argument. Don't go to Wal-Mart, their prices are too cheap and they run all the little stores out of business. Personally, I think motorcycle shops, at least the good ones, will always be here, because not everyone can order parts off the net and do it themselves. But I am a price conscious consumer. If the seller is a reputable site such as KneeDraggers and their price on whatever item is significantly cheaper than the part is available locally and I don't even have to go drive somewhere to pick it up, I will order from them first.
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While I partially agree with you. This sounds like the Wal-Mart argument. Don't go to Wal-Mart, their prices are too cheap and they run all the little stores out of business. Personally, I think motorcycle shops, at least the good ones, will always be here, because not everyone can order parts off the net and do it themselves. But I am a price conscious consumer. If the seller is a reputable site such as KneeDraggers and their price on whatever item is significantly cheaper than the part is available locally and I don't even have to go drive somewhere to pick it up, I will order from them first.
Wal Mart has destroyed small, local businesses with cheap prices and crappy service. The Walmarts around me are horrible... dirty stores, litter all over the parking lots, cheap products made predominately overseas, censored music and uninformed staff. They are a plague.

The ONLY thing they offer is a wide variety of products and cheap prices.

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I've probably ordered close to 10 times from Kneedraggers in the past 8 years and never had a mistake, wrong product/part, or more than one week in shipping to include exhaust systems. I'll continue to use them if needed.
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Only ordered from them once but I never had an issue and shipping was fast.
Same here, although my item was small it only took 3 days on standard shipping
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Wal Mart has destroyed small, local businesses with cheap prices and crappy service. The Walmarts around me are horrible... dirty stores, litter all over the parking lots, cheap products made predominately overseas, censored music and uninformed staff. They are a plague.

The ONLY thing they offer is a wide variety of products and cheap prices.

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This is fairly off topic, but they offer decent products at prices that most middle class citizens can reasonably afford. personally i shop there because is cheap, period. I can get most of my needs all in one stop. Not many times I really need "service" at walmart, not sure about most. They also employ a shitload of people that would otherwise be unemployed.
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i would have no doubt ordered it locally and in which Motorcycles Unlimited was the first place that i talked to about ordering . i wanted to purchase it on a credit card with a low apr so i could pay it off and build credit . my card wanted a 24% apr but if i transferred in a balance from another card then i would get a set apr of 4% until it is paid off in full. a friend who does not live in Houston agreed to let me use his card for a couple of days, and then i paid the balance with mine . otherwise it would have been purchased locally
Holy are you kidding me!
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This is fairly off topic, but they offer decent products at prices that most middle class citizens can reasonably afford. personally i shop there because is cheap, period. I can get most of my needs all in one stop. Not many times I really need "service" at walmart, not sure about most. They also employ a shitload of people that would otherwise be unemployed.
Actually your locale would be better off if you still had all the mom and pops.
They would employ as many folks or more.

You've got to keep money LOCAL!!! IMHO
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now that i have read the other posts.

i dont dog people for not wanting to shop at Motorcycles Unlimited. but i will dog them when they shop at another place and gripe about it. everyone knows where to go if you dont want to deal with stuff like this.
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i would have no doubt ordered it locally and in which Motorcycles Unlimited was the first place that i talked to about ordering . i wanted to purchase it on a credit card with a low apr so i could pay it off and build credit . my card wanted a 24% apr but if i transferred in a balance from another card then i would get a set apr of 4% until it is paid off in full. a friend who does not live in Houston agreed to let me use his card for a couple of days, and then i paid the balance with mine . otherwise it would have been purchased locally
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what???
There is just no motorcycle part important enough for me to go through all of that to buy. It just seems to me it would make a lot more sense to just save up what ever the amount is that you would eventually pay the credit card company and then buy the part. Then you would also save the 4-20%.
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There is just no motorcycle part important enough for me to go through all of that to buy. It just seems to me it would make a lot more sense to just save up what ever the amount is that you would eventually pay the credit card company and then buy the part. Then you would also save the 4-20%.
When you have debt like I have debt, each purchase is an exercise in bleeding the least. Good move on his part to swap balances and get an almost interest free rate. If I liquidate assets to make purchases I am stuck with taxable impacts, early withdrawl penalties, sales commissions, selling at a loss, selling at a gain, etc... I am always hitting up friends for small loans to cover cash flow concerns when it comes to motorcycles. Sadly, even at my age and net worth I am digging thru the proverbial sofa for loose change. Not everyone can save to buy stuff. More commonly we're saving by paying old debts off.

Once, I borrowed $50k+ to pay one loan, so I could liquidate securities with an outstanding loan against them, just to re-invest in the exact same stocks and take the exact same $50k loan against them, getting me right back to where I started, all in the name of using Hurricane Rita tax benefits to save my in taking IRA distributions to buy a house. This one crafty move saved me $28k in taxes to uncle sam that I would have had to pay to get $30k in interest savings versus using a credit card over a 3 year time period. It also allowed me to keep my wife happy by doing an entire house renovation all at once, not over 3 years of scraping for cash. Nothing dishonest, just using the rules and system to OUR advantage.
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I ordered a few things with good results, what happened?
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