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January 14th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #1
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Iron Mountain Motorsports

New company formed (under dixie sales/bmg)? Focusing on husaberg/gasgas/quads/scooters.

www.ironmountainmotorsports.com

Doing a search on the url above, I found the following job postings...

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/ ... 95676-R3-4
http://www.jobs.net/Job.asp?jid=J7A4LZ5Z9FCSW9PYFBH
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January 14th, 2007, 09:24 AM   #2
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RE: Iron Mountain Motorsports

i'd apply if i was in the US . but i'm not os wont.
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January 14th, 2007, 09:49 AM   #3
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RE: Iron Mountain Motorsports

I'd apply, but I couldn't sell a t-shirt to a naked man, so I won't

Also, I'd feel kind of dirty selling scooters and quads alongside of a Husaberg:

No, you don't think you're in the market for Husaberg? A little too much for you maybe? Well, how about this Vespa?
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January 14th, 2007, 10:36 AM   #4
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RE: Iron Mountain Motorsports

However, Jason having scooters and quads may actually allow you to sell something. I strongly urge you to reconsider. I heard through the grapevine commision on 2003 Wild HP's and Chineese scooters is huge. Oops, the cat is out of the bag.

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Re: RE: Iron Mountain Motorsports

Originally Posted by Husabergler
However, Jason having scooters and quads may actually allow you to sell something. I strongly urge you to reconsider. I heard through the grapevine commision on 2003 Wild HP's and Chineese scooters is huge. Oops, the cat is out of the bag.

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Maybe we've touched on my problem. I'm allergic to monetary transactions

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January 14th, 2007, 01:00 PM   #6
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This is soo typical of a recreation oriented job, lots of hard work for an unexciting base salary. OK, you will get a commission but more often than not you are basically self-employed and required to pay your own way and calculate your own taxes and expenses which include travel, accommodations, food and even samples.

Also as played out on this and many other forums, you are a crap-magnet! Some people love you, some hate you. This a job that is guaranteed to frustrate you because you will find it impossible to satisfy everybody! The exception is if you have a company that is solidly behind you...all too rare I've found.

Yes! I've have held jobs like this and I can tell you, someone doing this job effectively, earns every cent they get! Also, you'd better hope you're enthusiastic about what you're selling, because playing with the latest toy's is arguably the biggest bonus.

For the record, I found owning my own MotorCycle shop far more rewarding, even with challenges that presented.
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January 14th, 2007, 01:37 PM   #7
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what in the hell is happening here, who builds these scooters and ATV's? are they marketed under Iron mountain branding? are they Chinese knock off's? made of cheap pot metal and brittle plastic. Can we soon expect to see husaberg/gas gas parked in the window of the nearest auto parts store next the electric minicycles and go carts?

so is BMG no longer? was Dixie sales a subsidiary of BMG? how does Iron Mountain fit in?

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January 15th, 2007, 10:33 AM   #8
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Whenever there is any kind of distribution change in a motorcycle importer all hell seems to break loose.

From my experience in rumor mongoring with Gas Gas over the last 7 years, what is perceived for the future is usually worse than what really happens. Let's not all go Chicken Little.

This has happened many times with Gas Gas and Husaberg over the last 10 years, and yet the brands continue to grow and gain respect as high end niche bikes. Unless the factory stops making the bikes, distribution will eventually sort itself out. There's little money in importing these low production run high price point bikes into the US market. Riders in the US market like to be superficially different (white plastic on a CRF, etc.) while sticking to what their riding bud has for a bike. The company has to move other products (i.e. Chinese crap) to keep the lights in the warehouse on.

That said, a few press releases wouldn't hurt BMG/Dixie/Iron Mountain though. They'd keep the chicken littles of the motorcycle world quiet for a while. Get someone on here doing more pre-emptive damage control. (Josh has done a great job answering Dale on other threads.) Make us excited about the changes instead of cringing.
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Originally Posted by risky1
what in the hell is happening here, who builds these scooters and ATV's? are they marketed under Iron mountain branding? are they Chinese knock off's? made of cheap pot metal and brittle plastic. Can we soon expect to see husaberg/gas gas parked in the window of the nearest auto parts store next the electric minicycles and go carts?

so is BMG no longer? was Dixie sales a subsidiary of BMG? how does Iron Mountain fit in?

questions, questions, questions,


http://www.barrettcorp.com/cmpny_dixie.asp


http://www.dixiesales.com/

Perhaps someone can boil all of this down and explain what happened?

What is Dixie sales to Iron Mountain?

What is Iron Mountain?

Where does this leave BMG?
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I think I see. Barrett owns Dixie Sales, or at least a big chunck of stock and they sort of merged in 2001.

So why was Iron Mountain brought in?
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