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Has anyone used the Costco Auto sales program on their R3 or a bike in the past? How much did it really save you? Was it worth using or not? Thanks in advance. I have a Costco membership and figured I'd look into this service.
 

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I looked into it - at the time the R3 wasn't listed. I decided to support my local dealer instead.
 

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I just used the costco buying program and it was great. Got a OTD price of $6212 and with Costco I ended paying OTD $5450.79 from Del Amo Motorsports in Long Beach, CA.
 

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I just used the costco buying program and it was great. Got a OTD price of $6212 and with Costco I ended paying OTD $5450.79 from Del Amo Motorsports in Long Beach, CA.


That's an awesome price for being in CA. Basically like MSRP + tax and no junk fees. Wish Costco had similar dealers in my area.
 

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People were using the Costco program when the Ninja 300 first came out. Looks like they saved about $200 over what most people were giving for their Ninjas, if you include the $50 store credit card they gave along with it.
 

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Worked great for me, dealer was 10 miles from my house. Around $5300 out the door with no haggling or anything. Awesome experience!
 

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Has anyone used the Costco Auto sales program on their R3 or a bike in the past? How much did it really save you? Was it worth using or not? Thanks in advance. I have a Costco membership and figured I'd look into this service.
Used this twice on 2 Kawis. Good deal if you ask me. Both times on two 650's I rode off at below MSRP, and got a $200 (or was it 250?) costco card
I also checked last week. No discount was available for this model.
When I did it, they only dealt with Kawasaki
I just used the costco buying program and it was great. Got a OTD price of $6212 and with Costco I ended paying OTD $5450.79 from Del Amo Motorsports in Long Beach, CA.
Good to know they arent just working with Kawi.
People were using the Costco program when the Ninja 300 first came out. Looks like they saved about $200 over what most people were giving for their Ninjas, if you include the $50 store credit card they gave along with it.
It was more than $50. was either $200 or 250 (I got a separate card from Kawasaki themselves as part of their military appreciation offer at the time).
R3 is on the list now. A participating dealership is supposed to contact me on Tuesday.
Good to know!
 

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Sorry bringing this post back up.

My parents have a costco card, would I be able to use their account? I'm currently in college and I got my motorcycle license about a year ago, been riding a 125 and I love the yamaha r3.
 

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Sorry bringing this post back up.

My parents have a costco card, would I be able to use their account? I'm currently in college and I got my motorcycle license about a year ago, been riding a 125 and I love the yamaha r3.
From the COSTCO site:

"A free Household Card is available to a primary or Affiliate cardholder's spouse, domestic partner, or immediate family member over the age of 18 and living at the same address. Household Cardholders will be asked to present proof that they live at the same address as either the primary or Affiliate cardholder."

Get this card and it should be no problem buying an R3 through their Auto Buying Program.
 

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From the COSTCO site:

"A free Household Card is available to a primary or Affiliate cardholder's spouse, domestic partner, or immediate family member over the age of 18 and living at the same address. Household Cardholders will be asked to present proof that they live at the same address as either the primary or Affiliate cardholder."

Get this card and it should be no problem buying an R3 through their Auto Buying Program.
wow thanks so much I couldn't find it on their website! I can't wait to get the bike, been looking at the R3 for months now. Been to my local dealership about 4 times to sit on it lol
 

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I got a decent offer from a CO dealer that participated in the Costco program. It came out to just below msrp at $4898 (waived setup/destination charges) before tax. But I ended up calling a closer dealer to see if they could match/beat that. They did. I'd say submit for the Costco offer to get the quote. They actually emailed it to me with an expiration date
 

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I got a decent offer from a CO dealer that participated in the Costco program. It came out to just below msrp at $4898 (waived setup/destination charges) before tax. But I ended up calling a closer dealer to see if they could match/beat that. They did. I'd say submit for the Costco offer to get the quote. They actually emailed it to me with an expiration date
What he/I/others said. Should be a bit below MSRP since then waive fees. Don't forget to include the $200 or $350(can't remember which it is) Costco card they give you.
 

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gonna give this a try for a 2015 leftover....any idea what OTD price I should be targeting? I got lowest offer for $5400 from a dealer without costco program
MSRP is $4990. My dealer sold me the bike at what they claimed to be dealer invoice, which was $4673, in addition to dropping all fees minus tax/title/and a $75 delivery/setup fee since they had to trade bikes with another dealership two hours away to get the color I wanted.

$5400 seems a bit high on a 2015. I would flat out ask them why you should pay $400 in dealer fees for a bike they weren't able to sell. You could also mention invoice price and say you aren't interested in a $800 upcharge on last year's model. Ask them what OTD on the 2016 models is and compare the difference.

I paid $5200 OTD for my 2015 back in November, and $425 of that was mandatory state sales tax and title. Its spring now so they might be less willing to deal as demand picks up, but I think you could still knock down a few hundred off that price.
 

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I'm looking at a used '15 with low miles tomorrow, if I can snag that, it would be best / cost-effective option for me.

In the costco program, the dealer in network doesn't have any '15s left. 2016 price is $4890 + TTL (sales tax in my city is 9.5% + DMV title fees etc), so it works out to a bit more than $5500 OTD. Best I can ask them is $5400 OTD and guessing they will reject that offer.



MSRP is $4990. My dealer sold me the bike at what they claimed to be dealer invoice, which was $4673, in addition to dropping all fees minus tax/title/and a $75 delivery/setup fee since they had to trade bikes with another dealership two hours away to get the color I wanted.

$5400 seems a bit high on a 2015. I would flat out ask them why you should pay $400 in dealer fees for a bike they weren't able to sell. You could also mention invoice price and say you aren't interested in a $800 upcharge on last year's model. Ask them what OTD on the 2016 models is and compare the difference.

I paid $5200 OTD for my 2015 back in November, and $425 of that was mandatory state sales tax and title. Its spring now so they might be less willing to deal as demand picks up, but I think you could still knock down a few hundred off that price.
 
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