Help please Atlanta people

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Lc4, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Lc4

    Lc4 Adventurer

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    Hey guys, I'm selling my bike on Craigslist, and was contacted by someone who says he's a lawyer in Atlanta, he also said he was willing to fly up with cash to ride the bike home. I was just curious if anyone had hear of Jim/James Johnston being an attorney in Atlanta. Also if people know he is legitimate. He's looking at my ktm 640e so maybe someone here knows him.

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. TXAg

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    Never heard of him, but here's his google search. Good luck buddy.
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  3. Lc4

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    Also I'm in Connecticut, that's the reason I'm asking, it's not like I'm very close otherwise I wouldn't find it strange.
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  4. Lc4

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    Thanks, unfortunately that is about the best I've found as well.
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  5. mica

    mica Weekend Adventurer

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    It's not that unusual. People do fly and rides all the time.

    Meet in a public place and keep the title secure until you have cash in hand.
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  6. eddie bolted

    eddie bolted BOING!!!

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    Riding a 640 from CT. to GA........:eek1
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  7. ob1quixote

    ob1quixote Long timer

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    I've attempted a Saddle Sore 1K on a DRZ400.
    Twice.
    With a dual sport event planned into the mileage to make it tough.
    Just sayin'
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  8. XtreemLEE

    XtreemLEE insignificant being...

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    Only accept cash or bank transfer (and don't give anything till the money is in your account) and you should have no problems.
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  9. Lc4

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    That's the part that surprised me, I mean it's great bike and all, but that doesn't sound like fun, atleast if they rode the slab the whole way down
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  10. NONAME13

    NONAME13 NONAME13

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    People use other peoples names on Craig's list all the time best to do cash deal in a neutral location NEVER sell from home keep business separate. Remember some photos you have will have the location on them so take pictures elsewhere for your ad. It's pretty easy just to come by and take your bike when your at work so leave personals out of the chit chat stuff like I can meet after 6:00 I work till then. Basically your not friends keep business professional to avoid any issues.
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  11. charliemike

    charliemike wannabe Adventurer

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    He's legit an attorney...

    (assuming, as others have noted, that he really is whom he says he is...you could always call the number listed on the ga bar site and talk to him direct)

    Not easy to get your name on this list otherwise:

    http://www.gabar.org/MemberSearchDetail.cfm?ID=Mzk2NTkw

    (finally that 1 year in law school comes in handy for something)
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  12. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Exactly what I was thinking. I love my LC4, but I wouldn't after that trip :lol3
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  13. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    Take 2 weeks and do the TET
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  14. Lc4

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    I think that that is how I'm going to go about this, glad I could help you use your law schooling! Haha
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  15. Ryan Carman

    Ryan Carman Been here awhile

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    I met a guy last week in Wyoming who was on his way home via Toronto from Alaska after buying a Klr, he was from Florida.
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  16. Chickenlegs

    Chickenlegs Been here awhile

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    Sold my Roadglide on CL thru a fly and ride. I'm in Alabama, he was from San Francisco. Did a wire transfer after him being happy with the bike.
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  17. ERD

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    Have the guy purchase a money order for the amount of purchase from the bank that you have an account in. Meet the guy at your bank and deposit the money order into your account with him present and give him the title when the money order clears which should be about 30 seconds.

    Public place, funds cleared, notory on site to motorized any documents needed, and no cash involved...
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  18. AppFan

    AppFan Been here awhile

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    Inmate who bought my 640E a few years ago picked it up in NC and rode it home to Chicago. I think he did a ride report on the trip.

    Edit, found the link.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723646
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