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Old 12-08-2012, 11:55 AM   #21
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Question ... about selling a bike on the weekends?

The best and safest way to sell a vehicle is during business hours, so that both parties can go to the DMV together and ensure the title transfer happens.

I was burned once before where someone bought a Firebird from me, never paid their transfer, got in an accident and abandoned the car. I had to deal with all that stuff.

I know one partially safe way is to take the plates, but putting other (fake or from another bike) plates on is an easy too.

What is the smartest way to do a weekend private sale?
TX DMV has a form youcanfill out to declare you have sold thevehicle to another party. You should ALWAYS do this whenever you sell a vehicle, even to a dealer. I'll look it up when I get home, if somebody does beat me to it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:58 AM   #22
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I sold a bike on consignment with Manfuso SW, and I won't do it again. The guys at TMPSW and made it hassle free but I prolly could have gotten quite a bit more for it. I would give Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited a try if I need to do it again.

You could try selling it here first.
Thanks Volfy ... I have it listed here.

But, I think the folks around here like to go faster than my bikes goes.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:58 AM   #23
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Lucar ... be nice.

Here you go Pachuco:

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/3464061220.html
Good luck, your asking for someone to share the dealer setup and taxes in your asking price.
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The form is called Vehicle Transfer Notification

https://vision21.txdmv.gov/Vehicle/M...ification.aspx
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:03 PM   #25
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Good luck, your asking for someone to share the dealer setup and taxes in your asking price.
No, I'm just showing what someone can expect to pay if they decide to go the new route.

We all have to pay the taxes and title, but I'm just showing how buying used you are not having to pay those fees.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:19 PM   #26
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To go a little further ... here is what I mean:

41948 128201270535pm

If you don't even count the taxes and title, inspection - here is what any typical person would have paid to get out the door apples to apples:

Here I paid $6999 + $50 + $12.38 + $197 + $620 + $147 = $8025.38

I'm asking $6800.00.

That's a $1200 hit for 1900 miles. Which I accept, it's the cost of being fickle.

And I get it, many buyers don't have cash, and need to finance. That forces them to buy new, or marked up used through a dealer.

Edited to Add -- I know some of you are much better negotiators than me and never seem to pay those extra fees, I just wasn't blessed with that DNA.

So yeah, I'm looking for a person with cash money, or a good relationship with their bank to get the money.
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To quote a good friend of mine who deals in real estate, "there is no un sellable house, just unsellable price". It applies to anything .

Make your bike - and the price - appealing, and it''ll sell. I just sold two a lil while back. Both in a couple of weeks.
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To quote a good friend of mine who deals in real estate, "there is no un sellable house, just unsellable price". It applies to anything .

Make your bike - and the price - appealing, and it''ll sell. I just sold two a lil while back. Both in a couple of weeks.
So true ... one of humankinds greatest dance - the matching up two people who are at the same point of - the most they'll spend, verus the least they'll take.
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If the warranty transfers to the new owner make that one of your selling points as well. It will give them the piece of mind that they are buying a bike with an extended warranty.
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If the warranty transfers to the new owner make that one of your selling points as well. It will give them the piece of mind that they are buying a bike with an extended warranty.
Yes, the Warranty transfers, and is good until June 2017.
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I have sold one at Motorcycles Unlimited and so has a buddy. They make it totally pain free and they have a much better idea of what they can get for it than you do. Plus they have the traffic in and out.

Same here, they've handled 3 for me and a 4th bike is there now.
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Same here, they've handled 3 for me and a 4th bike is there now.
Alright, another person who has owned a few.
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I talked with Patrick, I told him I would give the CL things a few days, and then in the next week or so bring it by.

I just wanted to hold out for a while since I am not in a bind ... but at some point I'll need to free up the garage because I'll be bringing the new baby home.
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