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2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« on: December 14, 2014, 08:10:11 PM »
What is it...go here to find out!
http://ridemsta.com/srblog/raffle/

Important Information!
This year, we will not be doing a mass mailing of raffle tickets to all members to save money. You can request tickets either online or by mail here:

Online: http://www.planetReg.com/MSTAraffle2015
By Mail: http://ridemsta.com/mstaforums/downloads/?sa=downfile&id=112

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Re: 2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2014, 10:59:10 AM »
GREAT choice!!  8)  -JEP-

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Re: 2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 01:33:34 PM »
Buy early buy often!
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Re: 2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 04:43:25 PM »
Stuffing the raffle tickets was the only time I ever got to show up on Friday for an event that was on Saturday. Yes, I hate crowds and long lines.   And I still don't understand why Bill made such a fuss about it.  You'd think he had to work for a living!   

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Re: 2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2014, 05:01:02 PM »
Humm, No tickets in the mail----Double the price of the ticket----On line sales only except at STAR----A high dollar bike----A 1 1/2 model year old bike.
Good breaking even on this one.
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Re: 2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2014, 06:41:21 PM »
Whoa... After "understanding" all the changes this year on a last year bike AND the increased price AND no tickets mailed... while I will buy some ticket... I wish you lots of luck on breaking even on this bike. Did you look at the numbers on the 2008 FJR raffle bike?
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Re: 2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2014, 07:03:28 PM »
While I wholeheartedly support the EC in making difficult decisions as I have been there, I must agree with with Jon and Brick.  I believe it is going to be a huge uphill battle to meet the goals of the raffle bike.  You are forcing members to be proactive and use electronic means which is not a strong suit of this organization or fill out the forms and send them in plus double the price.  Wish you lots of luck.

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Re: 2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2014, 07:12:03 PM »
I have always bought raffle tickets but have never used the ones mailed to me. I just use the STAR registration form. I end up pitching the mailed tickets in the trash which is a shame as I know there is a lot of effort that goes into doing the mail out not to mention the expense of printing and postage. As to the price increase, seems to me if sales drop by half we come out the same dollars in hand.
Yes this is change and I know this is upsetting to some but personally I think it's worth a try over doing the old way because that's how we've always done it. Either way somebody will get to say I told you so. My 2-cents.-JEP-


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Re: 2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2014, 11:01:15 PM »
I believe that the 2015 model differs from the 2014 only in color.  Just my opinion, but the 2014 red is cooler than the black or metallic gray offered in 2015.
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Re: 2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2014, 07:32:06 AM »
Manufacturers have to change colors to keep sales stimulated.  Staying with the same colors usually results in fewer people coming to look at the new model.  It's just a way of life.

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Re: 2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2014, 10:36:17 AM »
The MSRP listed is $16,890, so that indicates it is the ES model (electronic suspension). If that is correct, you may want to add that to the description as that is quite a step up from the standard model.

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Re: 2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2014, 05:01:20 PM »
It's the standard model
To answer some of the questions that been asked. We decided to go with a Sport Touring bike next year(2014 FJR 1300), first time since 2008. Some reasons why:
1. New central location-high attendance 450-500-high number of raffle tickets sold
2. Money saved from not mailing and printing tickets-on average over $2,000(at the old ticket price of $5 we had to sell 400 tickets just to pay for that expense. Now that money can go to raffling a premium sport touring bike.
3. By buying raffle tickets at $8 or $10, you get a chance to win a great bike, and you support your club.
4. Past years numbers:
2012                                      2013                                          2014
Bike rev-$14,800                   Bike rev-$15,500                       Bike rev-$13,500
P&H-$1,850                           P&H-$2,052                               P&H-$2,200
Net Inc-$3,175                      Net Inc-$5,611                          Bike rev-$3,500


I hope this gives all members an insight on why the EC went in this direction.


Dennis
« Last Edit: December 17, 2014, 09:29:52 AM by ipnman »
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Re: 2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2014, 07:00:17 PM »
Thanks for that info, Dennis.

The standard model is still a great bike, but the MSRP is $15890 for that model, so you might want to correct the ad. We don't know yet what incentives Yamaha will have starting Jan 1, but right now dealers get an additional $1500 rebate for 2014 FJR1300's.

EDIT: I no longer see MSRP listed.

Nevermind............................
« Last Edit: December 16, 2014, 07:03:19 PM by Paco Bulto »

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Re: 2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2014, 08:44:10 PM »
Dennis,
Thanks for providing this info. Looks like you put a lot of thought into this.
I agree the numbers look right.
Thanks
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Re: 2015 MSTA Raffle Bike Announcement!
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2014, 09:10:55 AM »
Are there any numbers on how many of the mailed tickets were purchased and how many were purchased at STAR each year?
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