Another Purchase experience at Loess Hills Harley Davidson
Stopped in on an unusually nice Saturday in February to eat some free jumbulya and see what accessories I could pick up for my new-last year's FLHTP purchase. Noticed a new '19 left over Sportster Iron 1200 sitting there that I had seen before. Had a real cool paint job which reminded me of the way they used to paint bikes back in the AMF days. I threw a leg over and sat looking it over. Pretty soon a new salesman named Ryan came over and started a conversation with me and the Sportster. He said he was new, but had worked selling Harleys before.. He was very knowledgeable of the product's features and controls, options, and just a real nice, easy, no pressure guy to visit with. We got around to price, and he was just too high for my budget and I told him so..He was insistent on me giving him a number that he could work with. Finally, I said I would have to come back someday and ride it before giving out my number. He said fine, look me up when you are ready! I left. Monday he calls me up and said to come on over for a ride. I had some things to get done, but said I would be by later. Next day I dropped by and found Ryan, he did the paperwork, copied my DL, gave me the keys, opened the front door and out I went. Cold day, but I still was able to do a pretty good check ride. Returned, parked, and went inside with my number to give to Ryan. (I would advise any new purchaser to be positively sure of a number you give out, as that is what they go to work on) After Ryan's consultations with Glen, Ryan said it was too light for what they wanted, and with all the options I desired added, there was just not any room. Perhaps he could show me some late model used Sportsters? Well, no thank you, I wanted new and could see there was just no way, but I had a Triumph I had not ridden since I bought the new FLHTP last year, so asked Ryan if they could do it if I threw that in with the cash boot on the deal...This time he had to get Dan Roland involved as the deal was getting pretty thin, but very close. Dan remembered me from the last bike deal, and we had a good visit, laughed about the coin toss, good memories. I like Dan, he is a numbers guy, and I understand numbers! Well, he shot me a counter offer not knowing how my Triumph would sell on the used market. I explained it was extremely low miles, never down, and a rare bike for sure would sell well. He became stuck on his number. He said he just couldn't lose money. OK, I said, but since I am a farmer, there are many times I have lost money in order to make it up later in extra production or efficiency in my business, and it might pay off in the long term for him doing this deal. I started gathering my things, thanking Ryan and Dan for their work, but I was done and leaving....Dan stopped me, looked at my number and his number again, said He would go ahead.! And that is how I got the new, left over '19 Sporty with the AMF paint job bought. Now for the options, the windshield was a 30 day back-order from HD...So, that was a little disappointment, but Casey did his best to get done and delivered here, and when it came, it was in pristine condition. I had to get some saddle bags from Jeff, but he had them in stock, so great! Got em w/o ordering. Now I am set. Bring on sunny days! I would recommend anyone wishing to purchase a HD, to give Ryan a shot. He is pretty darn good and will work your deal clear up the ladder to get you a bike. Thanks Loess Hills. Good guys again to do business with. Always enjoy dealing there. (Employee: Dan Roland, Casey Walker, Jeff Brown, Glen McCoy, Bill Fisher)
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MARK BELL
3/22/2020
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