Here in AZ, sales tax on a new vehicle is 8.1% in the city where I bought my bike, and vehicle registration is outrageous at nearly $500 for 1 year.
So lets say back in September I found a new 2018 bike in NC which was the right color and a Tour DCT model and they wanted $22k out the door. Then add in the tax $1782 and registration $500 and now I have the kinda OTD price of $24,282.00, but then I need to go get it or get the bike shipped to me
Could you not pay sales tax on the Wing in NC, where you bought it? Why would you pay AZ sales tax when you bought it in NC?
I know you have to pay the registration fee in AZ because that's where you live and where it is licensed.
I never pay sales tax in the State in which I buy a bike, unless of course it's my home State of SC. WE have a Maximum tax on vehicles of $350( at least when I bought in 2015 ). It might have gone up some since then, but it sure isn't 8.1%. Our yearly registration fee is close to what you pay though...on newer vehicles. The fee goes down each year based upon the age of the vehicle.
Your situation is another case in point( compared to mine) on why OTD Prices quoted are meaningless. I wish people would stop saying " I was OTD at $20,XXX+ ). It means absolutely NOTHING to ME, as far as what I would pay where I live. The only thing that matters is what is the price of the BIKE alone, not freight, not setup, not doc fees, not anything else that dealer might want to tag on.
But I will also say I don't ask for any incentive money the Manufacturer gives the Dealer for selling vehicles. That money is the dealers payment for pushing the manufacturer's product. That money isn't something I am entitled to get. ( I was a salesman during my career and I never gave away my sales bonus money as part of a sale. The customer wasn't due that. And it would cheapen the value my work if I did.) I liken that to folks buying real estate and asking the real estate agent to lessen their fee by a percentage or two. The good agents will tell you, in very professional terms, to GO POUND SAND!! LOL.