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Re: More Bad News...HD Lays Off 40
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 07:52:33 PM »

I stopped buying their overpriced cloths years ago
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Re: More Bad News...HD Lays Off 40
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 08:15:31 PM »

I stopped buying their overpriced cloths years ago
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Re: More Bad News...HD Lays Off 40
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 08:32:29 PM »

Sad. Most i know don't buy unless dealer has a big sale. Wish some of the motorclothes could be USA made.

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Re: More Bad News...HD Lays Off 40
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 10:17:04 PM »

Sad. Most i know don't buy unless dealer has a big sale. Wish some of the motorclothes could be USA made.

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Re: More Bad News...HD Lays Off 40
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019, 10:29:24 PM »

I stopped buying their overpriced cloths years ago

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Overpriced for what you get.  Wife & I both stopped buying years ago.  We also do not go out of our way to visit HD stores when we travel anymore with the rare exception. No reason to.
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Re: More Bad News...HD Lays Off 40
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 07:19:06 AM »

x3.

Overpriced for what you get.  Wife & I both stopped buying years ago.  We also do not go out of our way to visit HD stores when we travel anymore with the rare exception. No reason to.

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Re: More Bad News...HD Lays Off 40
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2019, 09:27:31 AM »

x3.

Overpriced for what you get.  Wife & I both stopped buying years ago.  We also do not go out of our way to visit HD stores when we travel anymore with the rare exception. No reason to.

I agree totally.  Harley was no longer listening to their customers and started listening to some fashion designer and that's not where the Harley base was at so they spoke with their wallets.  And now.......they reap what the sow.   :nixweiss:
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Re: More Bad News...HD Lays Off 40
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2019, 09:35:06 AM »

Could you imagine what they'd charge if their clothes were made here?

Kinda what I was thinking too,...

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Re: More Bad News...HD Lays Off 40
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2019, 11:00:24 AM »

I agree totally.  Harley was no longer listening to their customers and started listening to some fashion designer and that's not where the Harley base was at so they spoke with their wallets.  And now.......they reap what the sow.   :nixweiss:

Yes they do & the harvest is getting weaker by the year. $30-40 for a t shirt when we both have more t shirts than we know what to do with already?  We have so many free t shirts from events & charities & such that we give some away already. 

Was talking to an investment guy years back & he said if Harley ever stops making bikes they could survive as a brand because of clothing, jackets, etc. At the time could not imagine HD not making bikes, now am not so sure.  HD clothing living on as a merchandise item?  Can see that one continuing on for a lot longer.
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Re: More Bad News...HD Lays Off 40
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2019, 11:27:33 AM »

HD clothing living on as a merchandise item?  Can see that one continuing on for a lot longer.

Can certainly happen Iski - Lambretta made motor scooters in the 40's, 50's and 60's but eventually went out of business. Now Lambretta clothing and shoes is a designer label.....
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Re: More Bad News...HD Lays Off 40
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2019, 11:34:21 AM »

Can certainly happen Iski - Lambretta made motor scooters in the 40's, 50's and 60's but eventually went out of business. Now Lambretta clothing and shoes is a designer label.....

Right Equons!  Designer nostalgia has a longer life than the actual main product in some cases.
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Re: More Bad News...HD Lays Off 40
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2019, 11:40:07 AM »

I guess the Cracks everyone but HD is seeing are starting to open up!  My closesest dealer just closed Mondays & another dealer not far away has half their showroom full of BMW's!  Sad....but expected. (We do have a BMW sport bike in the stable....so maybe not so bad?)
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Re: More Bad News...HD Lays Off 40
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2019, 12:04:11 PM »

I guess the Cracks everyone but HD is seeing are starting to open up!  My closesest dealer just closed Mondays & another dealer not far away has half their showroom full of BMW's!  Sad....but expected. (We do have a BMW sport bike in the stable....so maybe not so bad?)
If you test ride a BMW K1600B or Bagger you will understand. Nothing like a 160 hp 6cyl.

Not knocking Harley's, still really like them, just open to options. I can understand why a Harley dealership is hedging it's bets, they are in business to make money, not to simply support Harley. While BMW has a small market share in the USA, they are doing well world wide.

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Re: More Bad News...HD Lays Off 40
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2019, 09:03:07 AM »

I can proudly say I don't own one stitch of any of their clothing ... except for my leather which I got a deal on years ago.
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