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Old 08-28-2007, 10:58 AM   #1
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What would you do in this situation?

A real story from the RC51 board and I'll make the long story short...

A guy was walking w/ his wife around the neighborhood and saw a garage sale and an older couple's house. He remarked to his wife that he remembered a younger guy (the couple's son) w/ a sportbike who lived there at one time so he and his wife stop in to see if perhaps he might have left some things worth buying. Perhaps some tools, tank bag, gear, etc. RC51 guy sees the old lady roll out two motorcycle wheels onto the lawn. He walks up and low and behold...BST Carbon Fiber wheels! (MSRP worth over $4K) RC51 Guy doesn't say anything and watches old lady stick a $40 price tag for both wheels. He asks her about them and she says they seem like plastic so they can't be worth much, right? She goes on to say that her son sold his bike because he is serving overseas in Iraq.:/:

Question is, what would you do?

Well, RC51 guy told her not to sell them and he would be right back. He proceeded to run home and print off documentation/pricing for the wheels and gave it to them. The old couple was extremely grateful that they were not taken advantage of. Could you do it? Could you do the right thing? I could not imagine that guy coming home to find out that his wheels were given away for pretty much nothing. Nice to know there are some people around that would do the right thing.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:04 AM   #2
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A real story from the RC51 board and I'll make the long story short...

A guy was walking w/ his wife around the neighborhood and saw a garage sale and an older couple's house. He remarked to his wife that he remembered a younger guy (the couple's son) w/ a sportbike who lived there at one time so he and his wife stop in to see if perhaps he might have left some things worth buying. Perhaps some tools, tank bag, gear, etc. RC51 guy sees the old lady roll out two motorcycle wheels onto the lawn. He walks up and low and behold...BST Carbon Fiber wheels! (MSRP worth over $4K) RC51 Guy doesn't say anything and watches old lady stick a $40 price tag for both wheels. He asks her about them and she says they seem like plastic so they can't be worth much, right? She goes on to say that her son sold his bike because he is serving overseas in Iraq.:/:

Question is, what would you do?

Well, RC51 guy told her not to sell them and he would be right back. He proceeded to run home and print off documentation/pricing for the wheels and gave it to them. The old couple was extremely grateful that they were not taken advantage of. Could you do it? Could you do the right thing? I could not imagine that guy coming home to find out that his wheels were given away for pretty much nothing. Nice to know there are some people around that would do the right thing.
That is nice. I hope I would do the same thing but I am not sure. Maybe I would give her $400 for them to ease my consious.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:08 AM   #3
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For his action he will be rewarded. I would have done the same or just offer them a higher price for them but mentioning the real cost.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:08 AM   #4
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I would do exactly that. Especially for a guy who's putting his life on the line for our Freedom. Kudos to RC51.

Frankly, I would be PO'd by someone posting up on what a great deal he got, while knowing the story behind it.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:08 AM   #5
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knowing about the son fighting for you and i, i'd buy them only if i could use them, maybe offer a bit more though. but if they wouldn't work for my application, i'd probably do the same thing and tell them their worth.

although, i'd have to be in the situation to know what i'd really do.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:09 AM   #6
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hmmmm, tough call....I would hope I'd do the right thing, but then again whose fault is it? She should have consulted her son before selling his sh*t. I'd be if I came home to find my mother and father selling my stuff while I was serving in a war overseas.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:09 AM   #7
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I would have bought some nice wheels for $40 and thanked free enterprise.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:18 AM   #9
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Maybe was giving the guy an oppurtunity for being screwed over before
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:25 AM   #11
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I think I would have bought them for $40, resold them for whatever, and then given some $ back to them...it's the American way...Capitalism that is!
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:26 AM   #12
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Yeah, because the Ten Commandments sure do explicitly forbid us from buying something for the asking price.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:28 AM   #13
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:28 AM   #14
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My question is, why are they selling his stuff in the first place?

I mean, the parents should've asked him if it was okay to sell his stuff, which at that point he probably would've told them how much the wheels were worth.

But yeah, that was very nice of the RC51 guy. The son can thank him when he returns from serving overseas.
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Nope i would have bought them, sorry not my fault they dont know what they are selling.


how many times has someone went to a garage sell and bought 1K plus antiques for a couple of bucks........cause the seller didnt know what they had?
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:29 AM   #16
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Yeah, because the Ten Commandments sure do explicitly forbid us from buying something for the asking price.
Just messin with ya bor. I don't know I would be tempted to buy em too. But I would give her more than $40.

Just thought of something else. They could have been bent which the buyer would be getting ripped off paying the the $40. Crafty old people grandma probably bent it setting down the front to hard doing a speed wheelie that scared the old bird. e

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Old 08-28-2007, 11:30 AM   #17
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i would have paid the $40 and would be posting them up on ebay right about now
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I would of bought the wheels for 40 bucks, took them to a place where i know i could get the right amount for the wheels *(garage sale isnt where moto people look for parts)* then turned around and sold them, then took the cash to the people and asked for my 40 bucks back they might even give me a sellers fee...
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i would have bought them until i found out he was serving overseas. just couldn't do it to someone who has given their life to protecting ours.
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