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I went to the Salinas Motorcycle Center today to buy a Predator. I was prepared to pay $6,000 + tax and was ready to write a check / credit card and go 4 wheelin. I called before I made the 70 mile trek and they said they had plenty, come on down. So I get there and they only have one and it is full of options on it. They wanted $6,000 for the Predator + $400 for destination fees + $380 for setup + $1,000 for markup + $1,000 for options + $200 for installing the options + Tax, Title, and Liscence 10%. That is $9,900 for a Predator!!! The options were skid plates, muffler, bumper, and nerf bars. So I tell them I just want a stock one and they say this is all they have and then they say there is a guy coming to buy it so if I want it I better hurry up, I told them to forget it. Then they tell me they have a stock one in their warehouse 20 minutes away. I say how much? They say same as above except no options ($8,600). I said forget it. Then they said how about $4,000 + 1,000 markup + $400 + $380 + Tax = $5,780 + Tax - cool. So I gave them my credit card. Then the games really started. They sent 4 different salesmen over trying to get more money, they were losing money on the deal, where did I get the $4,000 number from, etc. This was worse than buying a used car and I couldn't leave because they had my credit card and drivers liscence. They even made me complete a credit application! Finally after 2 hours and 4 salesmen they said they could not do the deal for $5,780 - they could for $5,900. I called their bluff and left - they weren't bluffing. This whole thing pisses me off!!! I wanted to buy a Predator today and use it today and I wanted to pay $6,000 and these idiots stopped me from doing it. Avoid them at all cost!!!!! I also lost my whole Saturday - 3 hours driving and 2 hours with these jerks. Anyone know if Polaris has a number I can call?
 

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Call up Polaris Industries at 763-417-8650 and see if they'll take your complaint. You might first ask for the name of the Zone Rep and District Sales Manager for that dealership's area, and try to get a phone number for them before you file a general purpose complaint.

Rob
 

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Thanks Rob!!!
 

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I was talking to someone at another shop and mentioned that I was going to go over ther to buy something for my KX. They told me it would be faster to order the part online, and much less grief. Since then I have heard many other horror stories about SMC. I guess they do that to everyone that walks in, wheather your buying a new bike or not.

BTW: Bike World in Santa Clara had a Predator last time I went by.

I live in San Jose, so its quite a track for me as well.

cheers,
 

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I went to Bike World first but they were out of Predators last Friday night, I will check again this week. Have you heard how they were to work with? Where did you buy your Predator from? Thanks OHVrider!!!
 

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I paid 6225 OTD for my Pred, i think they wanted 5700 befor tax, title, freight + Docking Fee.
 

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Hello to all, I write to you from Italy and I would want to have of the straight ones in order to acquire accessories for my predator, on linens in how much in Italy of it I do not find thanks
 

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Thanks for the warning about SMC. I called them this past weekend and they told me they had some in stock and could probably even get a TLD. I didn't go because I'm still not completely ready to buy. Have to pay off some bills first before I start another hobby.

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Sorry for the late reply. Buy the Predator, it is awesome. Call Reno Cycles, they will deliver and give you a great deal!!!
 

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have to echo about Reno Cycles and Gear, Those guys are the best!!! I have bought 3 Quads and my Brother bought a Sled from them this year and the always bend over backwards to help you out!!! I cannot say enough good things about these guys.

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I was a sucker who bought my pred at SMC. I'll never go back. I was refered there by an uncle who got his foreman 400 there. Said they would take care of me. Didn't know until after i signed my life away that this website was here. i'm planning on getting my old lady one. Dixon Polaris has been helping me out now. That's where I'm going.
 
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