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I live just a couple miles down the road from my friendly local HD dealer--once again, as they seem to every couple of months, they have a notice on their big, lighted marquee sign out front "Help Wanted, Bike Sales"--now mind you, this is a fairly big dealer in a metropolitan area, and I would like to know what you folks think might be the reason for this. If any forum members are current or past HD dealerships sales people, is there a lot of turnover because they don't pay much, or is it more like they do at car dealers where they might hire five people with the intention of putting them through training and only keeping the best one or two---I know of car dealers that fire the lowest performing salesperson at the end of every month-- on the surface it seems like a great job for an honest bike lover that is a good salesperson and will put customer satisfaction first-----------
 

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The guy I bought my bike from is still a salesman at Indy West here in Indy and that was four years ago. However I have seen quite a few of the other come and go. I'm guessing here but I don't think it pays all that great.
 

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blazinbob said:
I live just a couple miles down the road from my friendly local HD dealer--once again, as they seem to every couple of months, they have a notice on their big, lighted marquee sign out front "Help Wanted, Bike Sales"--now mind you, this is a fairly big dealer in a metropolitan area, and I would like to know what you folks think might be the reason for this. If any forum members are current or past HD dealerships sales people, is there a lot of turnover because they don't pay much, or is it more like they do at car dealers where they might hire five people with the intention of putting them through training and only keeping the best one or two---I know of car dealers that fire the lowest performing salesperson at the end of every month-- on the surface it seems like a great job for an honest bike lover that is a good salesperson and will put customer satisfaction first-----------

Sounds to me like the owner is hard to get along with........the ones around me are similar. They have more turnovers than a french bakery.
 

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Or its signs of a changing customer.

Our local dealer has had some real bad salesmen, and some really good ones. The good ones are still around, the ones with the personality of a dead goat are gone.

I've heard of people complain about not being treated like a customer, perhaps its becoming clearer to the dealers that this is more important today?
 
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