The problem of availability is partly from Can Am, most of the issues are their parts suppliers. Yes high volume dealers get more inventory, and those dealers usually have a higher overhead.Some of the problem is from can am. There are orders that have been out there for months and, can am seems to be cater to the higher volume dealers. Or, releasing a new model based on an existing mode. I’ve seen more commanders on the market than the trails or sports. That all being said there are dealers taking and a of the market. I spoke with one a couple of weeks ago as I thinking of canceling the order for a sport 1000r and buying a sport xrc. That dealer was above msrp, their freight, prep and doc fees were higher than other dealers as well. Then when asked if I was financing or paying cash I was told there would be an additional 250 tacked on for paying cash. Needless to say I’m still waiting for the 1000r to come in.
The way a dealer sells is up to the dealer. I ran across quite a few "bait and switch" ads, we also had machines sold out from under us after putting a deposit down because someone offered more.... Also I'm seeing additional "dealer mark up" which I can't blame them, you have the option to take it or leave it. They have to pay the light bill somehow...
It's the shoddy shysters that ruffle my feathers....
And "cash" is no longer king, they make more money earning points off the financing, selling accessories and extended warranties.