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Craigslist Airhead Finds...

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Lounge, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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  2. Mobiker

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  3. globalt38

    globalt38 "A Fist Full of Throttle" Super Supporter

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    Definitely priced based on the money spent on the "customization" vs. what the bike's actually worth. Like selling a house - the large sum of money you spent on the pricey interior designer to come and customize the look of your home to what you think is cool doesn't necessarily equate to that much more in price to the buyer - in fact may have the opposite effect....
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  4. Cycle Goon

    Cycle Goon Been here awhile

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  5. MrBob

    MrBob In the Pines. Supporter

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    I’ve been watching the prices of R65’s creeping up. I don’t know why. I gave up my search for a reasonably priced 65 and for less money bought an R100.
  6. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Long timer

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  7. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Long timer

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  8. deafanddiabetic

    deafanddiabetic Would rather be wrenching.

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  9. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Long timer

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  10. jdubb75

    jdubb75 Vicarious Adventurer

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  11. OLD GREEN

    OLD GREEN Long timer Supporter

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  12. guywithchickens

    guywithchickens Been here awhile Supporter

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    Exact same ad showed up in CT craigslist. Scam.
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  13. globalt38

    globalt38 "A Fist Full of Throttle" Super Supporter

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    He must have purchased the 36 year extended warranty plan...:hmmmmm:D
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  14. OneTireFryer

    OneTireFryer Adventurer Supporter

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  15. OLD GREEN

    OLD GREEN Long timer Supporter

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    No, not a rat, just a bit of a Craigslist flake. I just saw that he posted a new ad asking $9,950. :lol3
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  16. jdubb75

    jdubb75 Vicarious Adventurer

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    But what would the restorers and other experts pay for it?
  17. OLD GREEN

    OLD GREEN Long timer Supporter

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    Jason, It's admirable trying to help your aging neighbor, I get that. Society as a whole would be better with more of us trying to help one another and to try and build a strong sense of community. As you've found out over the past 24 hours the airhead BMW community is a very tight knit, helpful and transparent one. With just a little bit of research you could have honed in on an appropriate asking price for the bike before posting it for sale. The information is out there in the many "How much is this bike worth" threads on forums such as this one. Or you could of started one yourself (welcome to the asylum by the way), as these tend to generate a lot of dialog and information both helpful and otherwise. The information is also well documented in previous online auction results on sites even as impersonal as ebay.

    By posting an item for sale on IBMWR (which explicitly states in bold red letters at the top of the page that the item must include a price) for $3,000 then changing it to $5,500 on the same site the next day while simultaneously posting it on Craigslist for a variety of prices, it makes you look suspect. I do not believe that is your intent but it is how you appear to some in the community.

    And no, I do not feel slighted nor truthfully do I really need anymore broken old motorcycles in my collection at this time (at least according to my wife. :lol3) At this point for me it's just as much about the hunt. Was I specifically looking for another R69US? No, not really. Am I always looking for a good deal? Absolutely, and at your original "asking price", yours was. But of course, you know that now.:D


    And just to keep us on track, anybody here have a ski boat they're not using? :hmmmmm

    https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/d/huntington-woods-r90s-bmw-motorcycle/6900735323.html

    This R90S looks way more fun!
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  18. AdventureJason

    AdventureJason n00b Supporter

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    Lessons learned by this self-proclaimed n00b. Thanks Matt, and others. I'll be way better at this next time I do it. And I do apologize for the missteps. Sincerely.

    Gettng back to business, there's a motorcycle available that people on this board might be interested in. If that describes you, you know how to reach me, and I invite you to do so.

    Again, thanks. Honestly.

    -- Jason
  19. AdventureJason

    AdventureJason n00b Supporter

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    Wow -- tough crowd here, eh?

    I wrote a splendid n00b post, introducing myself. ;)

    I'm embarrassed it didn't post, for whatever reason, and that link is broken. I told a great story of the many (mostly Honda) bikes I've owned over the years, including a VF700S that I put more than 100k miles on during and after college, crossing the USA twice and touring both coasts, and I recounted the dozen or so countries I've ridden in since, as well as the four motos that currently occupy my garage and yard.

    Maybe, because I'm such a flailing n00b, my inclusion of off-site, off-topic links or grandiose posturing resulted in it getting flagged and pulled. So I'll refrain from repeating such offences in this reply, except to repeat two things I included that were particularly genuine:

    1) If you're interested in learning more about me, find it here: http://www.flipsidemoto.com/
    2) If you're interested in a new riding partner in the Portland, OR, area -- look me up.

    Cheers,

    -- Jason
  20. WooPig

    WooPig Proudly Patinaed

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    Are we really presuming to educate this man about the “proper” way to sell a bike?
    So we didn’t get to buy it for an exploitatively low price. I smell sour grapes.
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