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#1002045 - 12/06/17 10:18 PM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: Paul De]  
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Originally Posted by Paul De


I can see the day coming that an old time biker like me showing up in greased up jeans and a t-shirt chasing a part is made to go through the back door so as to not frighten the more posh car drivers waiting for their Bimmer to be serviced!


This is actually great fun at the car dealers - walking in with a broken rusty greasy 20 year old suspension part, in my grimy shop clothes, through the front door, pausing to grab an espresso before plunking the bit down on the parts counter...


*insert witty remark here*
#1002051 - 12/07/17 02:21 AM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: szurszewski]  
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Originally Posted by szurszewski

This is actually great fun at the car dealers - walking in with a broken rusty greasy 20 year old suspension part, in my grimy shop clothes, through the front door, pausing to grab an espresso before plunking the bit down on the parts counter...


Haha; As long as you get good service and treated well its all OK.


If the good old days were so damn good, why did we bother to invent modern times?

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#1002193 - 12/11/17 12:53 AM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: GordonB]  
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Originally Posted by GordonB
And here we are in So California with 8 dealers within 50 miles of each other, extend into San Diego and add 2 more.

But none in the LA basin. Well, some might include LB BMW, but I wouldn't. From Santa Monica to Torrance to Norwalk to Downtown, there is NOT ONE!


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#1002207 - 12/11/17 02:31 PM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: Paul De]  
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Originally Posted by Paul De
Prices went up some, particularly for parts, and there is very little in third party accessories on display, but I appreciate having a local dealer and buy my OEM stuff from them.


Since I'm new to the MKE area, I will ask my first (and never my last) stupid question. Are you talking about Schlossmann's?

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#1002226 - 12/11/17 07:24 PM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: TestPilot]  
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There are 3 BMW motorcycle dealers in Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Schlossmann), Beaver Dam (Mischler), and Green Bay (Tytlers).


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#1002230 - 12/11/17 08:28 PM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: Lone_RT_rider]  
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Hi Shawn,

Yes, Schlossmann has the BMW motorcycle dealership in Milwaukee.

And happy to have 3 dealerships in Wisconsin which is rather amazing given the population for the entire state is a little under 6 million people.


If the good old days were so damn good, why did we bother to invent modern times?

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#1002231 - 12/11/17 08:29 PM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: Paul De]  
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Originally Posted by Paul De
Hi Shawn,

Yes, Schlossmann has the BMW motorcycle dealership in Milwaukee.

And happy to have 3 dealerships in Wisconsin which is rather amazing given the population for the entire state is a little under 6 million people.


I've been in there a few times. They always seem very easy to deal with and want to help. I'm glad to have one so close to home in Germantown.


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#1002270 - 12/12/17 11:29 AM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: TestPilot]  
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Louisville Ky has a BMW/Harley marriage then its Indy or Nashville always hope they stay around.

#1002272 - 12/12/17 01:10 PM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: RTinNC]  
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They who do not want to make money because they are in it for their passion, never watch Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank. At the end of the day, it is always about the money whenever an investment is made.


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#1002275 - 12/12/17 01:52 PM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: Patallaire]  
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Originally Posted by Patallaire
They who do not want to make money because they are in it for their passion, never watch Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank. At the end of the day, it is always about the money whenever an investment is made.


While all dealers want to "make money" I believe they are driven by their passion for the sport. Most all of the folks at my local dealer could probably earn more $$ in other industries but chose to work in he motorcycle industry because it is what they love. In addition in my dealer and I am sure others, the folks there are like a family and when you walk in you can just tell they love what they do. There is a very positive energy there. I am very happy they do what they do.


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