At Christmastime, I went home to Pennsylvania, where my best friend's son works as a mechanic for a Harley dealership. He was laid off right before Christmas and was told he should expect to be laid off for at least four months.
The showroom is packed with Harleys. The owner tells people the bikes are sold, yet they aren't. Why tell people they are sold if they aren't? So he can keep trying to get at least the retail value vs. dickering on lower prices.
This best friend sells used Harleys all over the state. He is not a dealer. He said Harley really screwed up with this big anniversary celebration. The colors were awful and there were no big design changes. He said he bought three V-Rods and sold them for $22,000 about six months ago. He said he could not get $18,500 for them now. He said the market is flooded.
What is the Harley Dealership's name and if you would, give us your best friends initials. I'm originaly from PA and I know a lot of dealers up there. Sales may be a little slow in PA because its winter and they are getting a lot of snow, but I have not heard of anyone getting laid off. Please back up your facts by giving us the imfo requested above. Will wait for your response. Thanks...Gasman