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Local motorcycle dealerships react to potential Sunday sales

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New legislation makes its way to the Missouri house to allow motorcycle sales on Sunday. The state currently bans sales on motorcycles, cars and trucks, and some local dealerships are trying to determine if the change would be a good thing.


"Metro markets are different than rural markets, and I would say that St. Louis and Kansas City are metro markets, Joplin is probably more of a rural market just because of the size." says Eric Cerini, General Manager of Hideout Harley Davidson in Joplin.

Hideout Harley Davidson in Joplin is open for business 6 days a week, but new legislation in the Missouri house is proposing to abolish the states blue law for motorcycles...allowing dealers to be open for business every day.

"Right now Saturday's our busiest day. But if our sales on Saturday drop, and our sales on Sunday just replace the Saturday sales, then over the course of the year we may sell the same number of units." Cerini says.

Supporters of the legislation argue that it would make Missouri more competitive with states that do allow Sunday sales.

But Cerini says when it comes to being a rural dealer...staffing and scheduling becomes an issue.

"We have 25 people at hideout. We spread that staff out over 6 days. To have to spread the staff out to 7 days, and still give 2 days off because we shouldn't ask anyone to work more than 5 days a week, can cause some serious scheduling and hours issues." he says.

With the change to the Blue Law, only motorcycle sales would be allowed on Sundays. Cars and trucks would still be prohibited. The legislation now heads to the rules committee for approval.

 

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