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Old 09-17-2011, 11:38 PM   #21
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FIRM? There's no such thing as firm. Now I won't try to negotiate a price until I inspect the vehicle and ready to buy. If it's a vehicle I don't want, no since in negotiating before hand.
This! I that try to negotiate over the phone or by email. My roommate tries this approach and gets nowhere. I keep telling him that in order to get the deals he wants he needs to do so in person.... still doesn't believe me.

Honestly, I find it offensive to negotiate without having taken the time to see a bike/car/boat from individuals. From dealers go for it.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:36 AM   #22
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Try being the seller.
Cash in hand is the only way you'll touch my bike. It's mine right now and it's my money invested in it right now. Never again do I want to be waiting 20 minutes for the guy to return only to drive around the block looking for him and find the bike laying on the sidewalk. I learned my lesson.

Firm? - never

NOt sure how you count in your country but ok - 4 & 5 - man if I even have a thought about something going down that needs backup people or a gun??? Where the are you tyring to buy a bike dude? Stay the outta that place.
YES - walk away if it's not what you want, looks bad or not in your range. duh
And it is a used bike, right? If you take it to anyplace to have it checked of course there is something wrong with it . . IT'S USED. If you want it, buy it and live with your choice. If you're afraid to get ripped off then get out of the used bike market, go by some weed and chill.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:19 AM   #23
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I can't really comment one that... What I can say, is that you did get the deal you were looking for (from what you told me). It was a better deal than most other people got from what I saw FYI. That deal was for from lucrative for me. BTW, Today you could probably sell your wing for close to 80% of what you paid for it. IDK about you but to me that's a pretty flipping sweet deal.

How is she running these days?
Don't get me wrong, I did get the deal I was looking for. It's just in this one case, price wasn't the primary objective. It was to have a Goldwing sitting in the garage sitting in the garage before the wife got home from work at a price I was comfortable with....And that objective was accomplished.

She's running great. Only thing that doesn't hold up on her are the pegs......on my third set.
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Nice! I'm hoping get a wing or a FJ in the the near future.... Are you down for a hill country run ?
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i can understand not wanting to bring a wad of cash...you dont want to get robbed...thats fair

but as a seller i dont want some fake forged check either....and this DOES happen.

the solution:

agree to the price and then both of you go to the buyers bank (along with the vehicle) do the transaction there, which should be plenty safe enough. it amazes me that there are such simple solutions but people are so short sighted they wont think of them or use them.
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Nice! I'm hoping get a wing or a FJ in the the near future.... Are you down for a hill country run ?
straight I am. Going to be spending a week and a half over in Austin come November (with bike in tow).
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:38 AM   #27
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One thing I will do and I always ask for when buying or selling is pretty straightforward.

Buyer and seller exchange cashier's check or cash. EDIT: Cashiers check gets cashed before they get the final paperwork.

Buyer has opportunity to test ride bike nearby. If the buyer doesn't like the bike for ANY reason and the bike is brought back in exact same condition, he/she can have money back and no hard feelings.

Bike is even slightly dropped, scratched, etc, then its a done deal.

Seems to work well for me and I go through bikes often.

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