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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: GS12 on December 31, 2014, 10:18:38 am

Title: Buying a new GSA
Post by: GS12 on December 31, 2014, 10:18:38 am
So I decided to buy a new GSA, not the best idea over silly season, but set forth none the less. What differing approaches the dealers have, some clearly just not interested in business with the same attitude Toyota had with their Hilux at one point of "I dont really care about selling to you as someone will walk in behind you and I will get my sale" to some salesmen, whom I have never dealt with before, treating you with mutual respect.

Big thumbs up to the Pretoria guys, including the KTM in Centurion, who were all great to deal with. As for my home province, BMW Umhlanga (whom I have bough some cars from too) really comming to the party with the "other" dealer clearly not interessted at all. Then BMW in Nelspruit (just way to far from me) but also really good sales approach from them!

As for the dealer there in the cape, why do you advertise GSA's even om gumtree and recently as the 26th and when someone calls you argue the fact that its std GS's whilst the add clearly is for GSA's with current pricing of R209450 whilst you cannot deliver at these prices as you dont have stock and wont have till way after the price increase has come into play in January, I dont get it....

Ah well, maybe thats why some sales people just do better than others.....just sharing, not intended as "bashing" for sensitive viewers
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: DirtRebell on December 31, 2014, 10:25:27 am
Re the CT dealer - it's really a coffee shoppe. Don't take their bike stuff too seriously.
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: TheBear on December 31, 2014, 10:35:52 am
Re the CT dealer - it's really a coffee shoppe. Don't take their bike stuff too seriously.

Holy moly!  That type of dealership was so important to BMW Global that the CEO came out for the opening as it is the way BMW will take all their dealerships worldwide.  Amazing how different people see the same picture.  (Note:  Not saying you are wrong)
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: Draadwerk on December 31, 2014, 11:26:02 am
Buy from Nelspruit, fly to Kruger International, sleep over at my house, take delivery and ride it back to Umhlanga. Easy peaty!!!

Shall I tell the wife to get your room ready so long?
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: GS12 on December 31, 2014, 01:16:36 pm
Buy from Nelspruit, fly to Kruger International, sleep over at my house, take delivery and ride it back to Umhlanga. Easy peaty!!!

Shall I tell the wife to get your room ready so long?
lekker man...thanks for the offer though but Umhlanga should have a blue GSA soon, hopefully can then swop for a white one somewhere...
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: GS12 on January 04, 2015, 12:39:00 pm
And so the "coffee shoppe" is still running their ad (listed 02/01/2015)...do they have stock and can you buy right now at this price, NOPE, what is it with these guys >:(

http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/de-waterkant/bmw-r1200gs-adventure-l-c-new-+-donford-motorrad-cape-town/1001225895300910364038709 (http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/de-waterkant/bmw-r1200gs-adventure-l-c-new-+-donford-motorrad-cape-town/1001225895300910364038709)
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: nielvn on January 04, 2015, 01:14:41 pm
I think BMW is playing the market, keeping hungry. All dealers has shortage of k51's.
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: GS12 on January 04, 2015, 01:22:20 pm
I think BMW is playing the market, keeping hungry. All dealers has shortage of k51's.
true but some dealers are however upfront about the stock situation whilst "others" run adds at prices they cannot deliver at, now there is a word for that....
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: T Rex on January 05, 2015, 03:29:56 am
I think BMW is playing the market, keeping hungry. All dealers has shortage of k51's.

I was told I will have to wait till mid January. The price increase is about R10k
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: GS12 on January 05, 2015, 05:49:31 am
I think BMW is playing the market, keeping hungry. All dealers has shortage of k51's.

I was told I will have to wait till mid January. The price increase is about R10k
and thats the real story, so why is this "premium" dealer so insistent on advertising something they dont have right now at a price they cant deliver at even when they do get stock??!!
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: hedleyj on January 05, 2015, 06:42:15 am
I was considering the possibility of trading my 2013 gsa for a new LC.

Went into the dealership and wandered around for a hour. Looked at some bikes, checked some gear out, fantasized about the 1600 GTL limited for R260k second hand.

AND THEN LEFT WITHOUT SO MUCH AS A LOOK OR GREETING FROM ANYONE.

They were all so busy talking to themselves the nuisance customer was ignored.

Oh well I'll possibly take a long weekend trip to nelspruit or somewhere.
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: Kraizee on January 05, 2015, 07:11:02 am
FYI

You can get a KTM 1190ADV R 2014 model from RAD (new) for R160k  :peepwall:

May be worth considering re the price increases and waiting on the GSA  >:D
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: arno on January 05, 2015, 07:15:10 am
There is a white LC with less than 2000 km for sale on this forum
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: hedleyj on January 05, 2015, 07:29:59 am
Thanks guys.

Two things that would be the influencer. new and 2015, if I change I want a 2015 spec & registered bike

I'm in no hurry and it is still in the consideration phase. My post was about the astounding service(lack thereof) form a premium dealer who sold me a bike two years ago.

Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: poenerhoes on January 05, 2015, 08:01:20 am
I totally agree, why put up an ad when you know you won't be able to deliver the goods at the price. I have to say that when I bought from Donford Stellenbosch I was told right away that they do not have stock and that I would have to wait for delivery, I must also say that the service I was given at Donford Stellenbosch was indeed very very good.

Thanks Renier for your friendly , fast and professional service at Donford Stellenbosch.
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: GS12 on January 06, 2015, 05:46:36 pm
Still waiting for Donford to call back, as promised, pity the Cape guys....as for Bavarian in Pta, got al call today and picking up my GSA Saturday, thumbs up to Wouter at Bavarian :headbang:
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: hedleyj on January 06, 2015, 08:25:36 pm
Still waiting for Donford to call back, as promised, pity the Cape guys....as for Bavarian in Pta, got al call today and picking up my GSA Saturday, thumbs up to Wouter at Bavarian :headbang:

It's clearly better to do long distance deals. The locals don't seem to care about the locals.  >:(
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: Garfield on January 06, 2015, 08:35:35 pm
Donford voel fokkol vir jou, as jy wegstap is daar reeds iemand anders in die queue.
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: GS12 on January 06, 2015, 08:44:52 pm
Donford voel fokkol vir jou, as jy wegstap is daar reeds iemand anders in die queue.
erens langs die pad byt die een jou in die gat
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: Garfield on January 06, 2015, 08:46:41 pm
Donford voel fokkol vir jou, as jy wegstap is daar reeds iemand anders in die queue.
erens langs die pad byt die een jou in die gat


Huh?
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: TheBear on January 06, 2015, 09:40:26 pm
Still waiting for Donford to call back, as promised, pity the Cape guys....as for Bavarian in Pta, got al call today and picking up my GSA Saturday, thumbs up to Wouter at Bavarian :headbang:

It's clearly better to do long distance deals. The locals don't seem to care about the locals.  >:(

Nope.  This is Bavarian.  A notch above the rest.
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: hedleyj on January 06, 2015, 09:56:57 pm
Well no one there wanted to even greet me, perhaps I'm persona nongratia without knowing it, After they stopped my seat on the bike I bought brand new from them, when it had its first service. Fortunately there are other dealers and even brands to choose from.

 
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: TheBear on January 07, 2015, 12:00:01 am
Well no one there wanted to even greet me, perhaps I'm persona nongratia without knowing it, After they stopped my seat on the bike I bought brand new from them, when it had its first service. Fortunately there are other dealers and even brands to choose from.

 

Yes, it is indeed a very good thing that there are other dealers and brands.
Title: Re: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: JPD on January 07, 2015, 07:09:42 am
Still waiting for Donford to call back, as promised, pity the Cape guys....as for Bavarian in Pta, got al call today and picking up my GSA Saturday, thumbs up to Wouter at Bavarian :headbang:
Lekker! So waar ry ons sondag? :D
Title: Re: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: GS12 on January 07, 2015, 09:55:30 am
Still waiting for Donford to call back, as promised, pity the Cape guys....as for Bavarian in Pta, got al call today and picking up my GSA Saturday, thumbs up to Wouter at Bavarian :headbang:
Lekker! So waar ry ons sondag? :D
nerens nie, ek gaan eers Sat op om te gaan haal JPD...
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: Cobus G on January 08, 2015, 09:58:51 am
Donford voel fokkol vir jou, as jy wegstap is daar reeds iemand anders in die queue.
erens langs die pad byt die een jou in die gat


Huh?

Garfield, ek dink hy bedoel, erens byt daai tipe houding van die dealers hulle in die gat....mense begin gou moeg raak vir n handelaar met so n houding, en jou wallet doen dan maar die praat werk ne...by m ANDER handelaar...
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: GS12 on January 08, 2015, 04:52:32 pm
Donford voel fokkol vir jou, as jy wegstap is daar reeds iemand anders in die queue.
erens langs die pad byt die een jou in die gat


Huh?

Garfield, ek dink hy bedoel, erens byt daai tipe houding van die dealers hulle in die gat....mense begin gou moeg raak vir n handelaar met so n houding, en jou wallet doen dan maar die praat werk ne...by m ANDER handelaar...
Net so!
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: Garfield on January 08, 2015, 05:57:54 pm
OK  :thumleft: vir 'n oomblik gewonder hoe dit my in die gat gaan byt  :imaposer:

Ding is, die ry mense wat wil koop is langer as die ry mense wat gatvol is.
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: nielvn on January 08, 2015, 08:11:47 pm
OK  :thumleft: vir 'n oomblik gewonder hoe dit my in die gat gaan byt  :imaposer:

Ding is, die ry mense wat wil koop is langer as die ry mense wat gatvol is.

Baie waar, ek haat ook kak diens of mense wat jou vur "ride" wil vat, ek het my laaste twee fietse by zambesi gekoop.
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: jakesv on January 08, 2015, 09:04:34 pm
Jip nielv zambezi se diens is puik , ek en my seuns het ons fietse da by dean gekoop . En Kan net goed praat van .sy diens .
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: GS12 on January 12, 2015, 09:52:48 am
Thanks Wouter from Bavarian, collected on Sat and my son and I took a day and a half drive via some backroads back to Durbs....
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: GS12 on January 12, 2015, 09:56:41 am
And too Bavarian DP, Rodger Smith (spelling?), spotting the opportunity and presenting my 9 year old with a swiss army knife as a Bavarian gift whilst I got my bike, spot-on...getting a new GSA LC is great, seeing my son this happy, priceless
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: BryanOC6 on January 12, 2015, 10:19:01 am
They just made a BMW customer for life!

Congrats on the gs ! Must have been a great ride down to Durban !
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: Draadwerk on January 12, 2015, 10:21:17 am
Congrats. Enjoy the bike!!! 😄👍


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Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: eberhard on January 12, 2015, 10:43:00 am
This is a great story. Glad you got sorted. Enjoy the bike and trust you will have thousands of safe and enjoyable kilometres. Thumbs up to Wouter and Roger at Bavarian.
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: Garfield on January 12, 2015, 10:47:36 am
Nice, many happy trips  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: GS12 on January 13, 2015, 03:03:15 pm
Just got a call from from Dean at Zambesi, "sir I can supply you a white K51", clearly the Pta boys want to do business and have the courtesy of calling....
Title: Re: Buying a new GSA
Post by: hedleyj on January 13, 2015, 03:28:58 pm
Ive got to go to Zambezi for a service soon, so that will be my next option before I head off into the sunset.