Southern Tier Honda / Stay Away!!!
I had my Honda Goldwing brought into Southern Tier Honda to have a wiring issue diagnosed. I spoke with Gary and Jeff (tho owners)who were both very friendly and helpful. Once the bike was in the shop, I decided to go ahead and have some other work done on the bike. I asked them if they can change my tire and give my bike a detail. They said that they would be happy to service my bike. Before I gave the go ahead, I specifically asked if they accept credit card and both Gary and Jeff both told me that they accept all credit cards.
After the work began, Jered called me and asked me if I would consider selling my motorcycle to them for $3200 and they wont charge me for the work done on the bike. I told him that the bike is worth $5500 and I definitely dont want to sell the bike to them, I just brought it in for service.
When the work was complete, they called for payment of $800. I sent them my credit card info and they responded that they need a postal money order! I asked why they changed the policy and they acknowledged that they did tell me they take credit card but they changed their mind because they "have been burned in the past and dont feel comfortable accepting credit card".
I dont know what their motive is, maybe they dont want to pay the fee or maybe they want me to sell them the bike for the ridiculously low price of $3200 and they want to make it difficult for me because I rejected their offer but whatever the reason is, I spoke to Jeff on the phone today, he was very rude and told me he has my bike and "he can do whatever he wants to do".
Right now they are holding my bike hostage until I mail them a postal money order. The whole reason that I wanted to pay with Credit card in the first place, is that i am planning on selling my bike and I wanted to use my credit card to carry this expense until I sell it and use that money to pay my credit card.