Tony, I am supplying a list from the 2005/2006 season from a former “mom and pop” shop I worked for many years ago. This list is only one example of something I can personally guarantee in my backing of Krom’s comment concerning sleds going from one dealer to another (finding LOS)
We constantly (year round) were buying sleds from Cat, that were otherwise, on their way back to TRF due to massive overstocks back then.
Cat had a massive incentives plan for dealers who’d buy these sleds from another dealer versus Cat having to have them shipped all the way back to them.
That is why we were able to sell leftover model year sleds for actual dealer cost (of their cost during the particular MY of each unit), and still make a few hundred $$’s, not to mention we sold (literally)
-load’s of PARTS and ACCESSORIES (not to mention we had a service dept that was constantly on the go (between unloading units Monday through Wednesday), looking them over, pick ticketing parts needed, ordering said parts 5, and sometimes 7 times a week (doing more than one order a day couple times per week) to have them ready come following Friday and Saturday morning.
We traditionally stocked in excess of 220+ BRAND NEW UNITS yearly back then.
Hell!! Spring of 2006 we had our regional reps ZR900SP sold to a guy in Wasilla, Ak. (A guy I’d pm’d on Hcs years ago when he was looking for the best $$ on one of those he could find)
He sent one of his employees down by jet to Chicago to pick up a new SOD truck for the company and had him drive the additional (one way) 360 miles for me to load it into the truck and send him on his way back to Ak.
Sleds do switch dealers often. And so do autos.
This ⬆️⬆️ is exactly what I spoke of earlier, and is basically what Krom was referring to when he mentioned sleds going from one dealer to another.
And the sleds going from one dealer to another still does happen to this very day, as I tend to load lots of our stock into other dealers trucks and trailers for such deals as what he was referring to.
Who, me?! Don't listen to me.... (I don't know anything, evidently...)
If it's cnote approved it will work good
That is freeking sick man........
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