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Old 07-25-2015, 11:24 PM   #1
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Weird thing happened today.

I'm selling my bike. Some guy lowballs me and offers some bullshit trade in leu of the cash he was low. I said no. Later he says he got the rest of the cash and wants to come pick up the bike. He is supposedly an hour away, but takes him 2 to get here. Then he rolls up in a $50,000 truck, keep in mind he was saying he couldn't get an extra $300, and soon is looking at the bike. He had sat inside his truck for about 8-10 minutes before actually getting out to look though. Really weird. Then he starts telling me how he had mixed up bikes and thought he was talking to someone else about a different bike. But still wanted to look at mine. Has me start it, then asks me if he can take it for a ride to see how it rides. I tell him if he puts the money in my hand he can but until then he was free to look and sit on it all he wanted. He insisted that he had the money in his truck etc. I told him I would take it up and down the street but without cash in my hand he wasn't taking it anywhere. He tells me he wants to think about it and drives off, later he texts and says he doesn't want it.
I kinda am wondering if he was just trying to steal my bike. I don't think I was wrong about not letting some random guy take off on my bike. Was I?
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Oh and I just remembered he was asking about the weight. It's a cruiser. Does it even matter?
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A younger guy was there in the truck.
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He rides off on bike, guy in truck jets off. You did the right thing.
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That's kinda what I figured. I put the bike right outside my bedroom window and am staying up a bit. Just feel like some might go down. Got my 12g on standby.
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That's kinda what I figured. I put the bike right outside my bedroom window and am staying up a bit. Just feel like some might go down. Got my 12g on standby.
Super sketchy and sounds like he was just churching you up to distract you from the fact that he needed to find out where the bike is located and also to see if the bike runs or will need to be loaded up into a truck or van etc. , also probably needed to see if it was garaged or left out in the open. Be extra careful and roll that thing inside your house or apartment for a few weeks . I would also have snapped a pic of the truck and its license plates . And the guy as well if possible

I'm extra cautious of like that and also I never ever let anyone know where I live for a buy or sale , I always meet them around the corner or a little down the road and I also have someone post up In a vehicle with a clear line of view to watch the transaction and make sure they don't follow me home if they dont buy the item I am selling , that's where the pics of license plates and people come from . You can never be to careful these days I never ever meet someone alone . Although I tell them I will but I don't
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Super sketchy and sounds like he was just churching you up to distract you from the fact that he needed to find out where the bike is located and also to see if the bike runs or will need to be loaded up into a truck or van etc. , also probably needed to see if it was garaged or left out in the open. Be extra careful and roll that thing inside your house or apartment for a few weeks . I would also have snapped a pic of the truck and its license plates . And the guy as well if possible

I'm extra cautious of like that and also I never ever let anyone know where I live for a buy or sale , I always meet them around the corner or a little down the road and I also have someone post up In a vehicle with a clear line of view to watch the transaction and make sure they don't follow me home if they dont buy the item I am selling , that's where the pics of license plates and people come from . You can never be to careful these days I never ever meet someone alone . Although I tell them I will but I don't
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Bikes still here. I have a lot of cars in my driveway. Probably going to box it in today. Just for good measure.
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Nesto is right... It really sounds like he was planning his attack with his boy, but your hesitation push them off course too much so they probably were spooked and backed away. If this is what happened, they might come back.

Or it was a coincidence and he was trying to lowball you in a weird way, but it didn't work to his advantage and he ended up spooking you instead.

Next time snap pictures of buyer and get license plates.
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Where did the list the bike for sale? Craigslist I assume! I would take it off there if I were you if that is where it is listed. List the bike on MH, Cycle Trader, or Two Wheel Texas. Too many shady characters on CL in my opinion. Most legitimate and honest buyers know protocols for inspecting and test riding a potential purchase.
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Yeah, I normally don't. But I wasnt thinking and need to sell the thing to pay child support. :(
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Yeah, I normally don't. But I wasnt thinking and need to sell the thing to pay child support. :(
Your good bro, you can sell it wherever you please. Just be cautious and protect yourself. You did good, but next time meet somewhere and take the extra measures to have a successful sale.
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That's kinda what I figured. I put the bike right outside my bedroom window and am staying up a bit. Just feel like some might go down. Got my 12g on standby.
Are you saying the bike is visible at night? Park that thing in the garage or your house if you need to. Don't take the chance of leaving it outside. I hope I'm reading this wrong.
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Word. I can't get it inside but I have enough vehicles to block it in against the house. Lol
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