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Are You Thinking Of Shopping Online For Motorcycles?

Aug 18, 2007
At this point in time, you might have made a decision to shop online for a motorcycle. It is true that nothing may stop you or make you take a u-turn. But before you go ahead, the following tips may be of great help to you. You may just be looking for a motorcycle or you might be leaning on a particular make. There is a lot of information over the internet. The question is, what amount and what quality of research will you carry out to ensure that you get what you want and at your budget.

First and foremost, you are not into direct contact with the seller and if you conclude on a deal without taking the prescribed steps, the sale contract will be binding on you. Repudiation will be impossible at law. Every businessman is out to make profit even at your own detriment, although there are some few honest dealers. So ensure that you are dealing with the manufacturer directly. Dealing with agents will imply that the agents' fees will be added to the total price you pay. No agent is there to work for free. Weigh every possible price against the others and choose on the best one that will cost the smallest amount of your finance.

When shopping online, take note that there are certain things which might not be disclosed to you. The subject of disclosure is mainly the product and the price. Taxes and expenses for delivery may be included. So check out for the actual price to see if taxes and may be custom duties are included.

Another fact is that you are shopping online and there will never be that prospect to come face to face with the dealer to test the bike. This is mostly the case with used motorbikes. You will not have the opportunity of verifying any existing defects. For example, an oil leakage or worn out brakes and tires may mean the bike is not in good condition. These will automatically affect the price of the bike. The best option is to get access to auction sites. Items like motorbikes and other engine propelled devices are always sold at a cheaper rate when auctioned.

Check out for other accessories that you may want to use simultaneously with your intended bike. If it is being offered by the same dealer, it will be advisable to buy them from the same source as these will be sold at a reasonable discount.

How do you intend to pay for your new motorbike? To pay in installments or hire purchase is usually an easy means to acquire a bike. What I would advocate is to make a once and for all payment and in cash only. There are a lot of hidden dangers when using your credit card or making bank transfers online. First your credit card number might be stolen and take note that each time you pay in installments, you get charges deducted for making that payment from your account. Thus the final amount you pay for the bike will be more than the initial price.
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