The delivery or "destination fee" is often very misunderstood. This is simply what it costs for us to get the bike freighted to us from the warehouse. No, the vendor DOES NOT ship them to us for free. We have to pay for that. This is often the largest fee and can be several hundred dollars.
First the crates are Lab inspected for damage. Then we get to uncrate the bikes.
The set-up fee covers us uncrating the machine, putting it together out of the crate, fueling it up, prepping and installing the battery, a test ride, and making any necessary adjustments. This fee can vary from bike to bike, but it is often relatively inexpensive. Many of the bikes are fairly easy to assemble for our expert crew. By the time you see them on the floor, most of the hard work has been done.
There is even a wonderful little $2 fee you pay for your tires touching the road in Pennsylvania. Yes, a $1 per tire road tax ( $3 if you buy a Stella, due to the spare).
There is a fuel fee on the bike. If the bike has a 1.4 gallon tank the fee will be 3 or 4 dollars.That simply covers the fuel we use to fill the tank.
Of course there is also a small fee for a PA State safety Inspection. If you are buying from out of state this is one fee you do get to skip.
We are honest and no B.S. with these fees. We are up front and charge you the expenses that we pay. We have no hidden fees or extra charges. Remember, we want to sell you a bike and make smiles, but we are here to earn a living. Stop by, allow us the pleasure of selling you a bike at an honest price by a family shop.