I’ve been in Taichung City for a grand total of one month now. I’ve been driving around a junker for the past three weeks and have decided that I’m on my scooter for such a long period of time (relatively speaking) that I need/want to upgrade. (I drive around 45 minutes one way from Taichung City to Ching Shui everyday for work.) After purusing used bikes for sell on tealit and in person at scooter shops, I’ve decided to spend around twice as much and get a brand new one. At this point, I’m leaning heavily towards the SYM GT125.
I’ve been to two shops and both have set the price and refused to budge. I’ve found the scooter listed on momoshop.com.tw for $56,800 NT. That’s basically what both the shops want me to pay. Even when I offer just a few thousand NT less expecting a counter offer, they won’t budge on the price. I had assumed that it was ordinary to haggle over the price of new scooters. Is this not correct?
Any and all tips in addition to my question on haggling would be welcome. I am not opposed to getting a high quality used scooter, but I’ve yet to find one that meet my qualifications. I found this one shop that has super nice used ones, but they’re selling them for $10,000-$15,000 NT less than brand new ones. For those prices, I’ll just buy a new one…