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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote magwa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 2018 at 19:26
I think if I want a bike , I phone the seller attend, either buy full cash there and then.
Or cash deposit,
return with balance
it's simple
however in trying to sell my motoguzzi sport I've had every scam known to man tried.
so unless a potential buyer is attending,
I'm not greatly enthusiastic about selling

the older I get
the less I care two hoots
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 2018 at 21:21
Originally posted by magwa magwa wrote:


however in trying to sell my motoguzzi sport I've had every scam known to man tried.
 

Interesting.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 2018 at 21:30
Originally posted by Mike H Mike H wrote:

This is interesting:

https://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/motoring/cars/selling/how-do-i-avoid-scams-when-i-sell-my-car
The bit about a buyer complaining later rings a bell.
Once sold a car to a guy, he had a friend with him, and it was clear the buyer didn't really have a clue, but the friend did. They were both happy and the deal was done.
 
12 months later I had a call from the guy, engine had blown up. I asked him what routine maintenance he had done, like when did he last check the coolant.
Never have he replied.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jonnyb686 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 2018 at 21:57
Selling bikes and cars to clueless people accompanied by knowledgeable friends can carry its own burden of pain. Selling my 1958 BSA here in NZ last year and despite giving the buyer chapter and verse about the bike when buyers remorse set in it was obviously the sellers fault and not the knowledgeable friend advising on the deal who was to blame 🙄
I wanted to sell a good bike which I had had for 20 plus years to a good home so this hurt.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote magwa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 2018 at 22:10
Originally posted by Mike H Mike H wrote:

Originally posted by magwa magwa wrote:


however in trying to sell my motoguzzi sport I've had every scam known to man tried.
 

Interesting.





The PayPal scam, the we will pay you more monies please let our agent collect. Please let us have your banking details, I'm abroad, can't get to view my agent will sort it, can you deliver / arrange, the list is a long one....
I withdrew the classic advert.
yes sellers have £ to lose as well as buyers.
it's easier with face to face sales.

I feel sorry for the genuine buyer in all of this.

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Quick update gents!

The full payment is now safely cleared in my bank account and the bike is being collected by a professional motorcycle transport company on Saturday.
I did a bit of homework and found the buyer on Facebook and we corresponded via messenger and also spoke over the phone and were both reassured that all was genuine.
The V-Strom forum has a similar vibe to this one, with a lot of genuine helpful members, had I advertised on Gumtree or Ebay I would have had greater reservations!
Thanks for all the advice and input, now gotta decide whether I can wait for the V85 launch.....
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that v85 got my interest also
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Originally posted by handyandy1 handyandy1 wrote:

Quick update gents!

The full payment is now safely cleared in my bank account and the bike is being collected by a professional motorcycle transport company on Saturday.
I did a bit of homework and found the buyer on Facebook and we corresponded via messenger and also spoke over the phone and were both reassured that all was genuine.
The V-Strom forum has a similar vibe to this one, with a lot of genuine helpful members, had I advertised on Gumtree or Ebay I would have had greater reservations!
Thanks for all the advice and input, now gotta decide whether I can wait for the V85 launch.....



Delighted for you and by following all of the stated guidelines and a bit of checking PLUS speaking to the guy you have ended up with a good result just as many of us have had by exercising "Due Diligence".

You will never get away from the old saying " A fool and their money are quickly parted.

Where large distances are involved such as when I bought my Cali 3 from Bexhill on Sea and I live in Durham , viewing it was a none starter and collecting it added up to more money and hassle than it was worth.

Lee Costello Bike Transport ( SUPERB ) dropped it off at my door for £120 all in. No brainer. He has in the past phoned me to say " Did you know about this or that on the bike before I load it" Great service and I've never yet bought anything that was not as described.

Good Job!

Edited by Tarquin - 05 Jan 2018 at 18:33
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 17:13
Yes good job, congrats. Thumbs Up


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote DavieL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 19:33
Glad to hear it all worked out for you. Some informative advice from the collective Thumbs Up

And a few not so.....like mine Embarrassed
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HandyAndy1  V85 not out till 2021. That's a long wait.
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Originally posted by wrnkley wrnkley wrote:


HandyAndy1  V85 not out till 2021. That's a long wait.


Dammit! Guess I'll have to keep an eye on the bikes for sale section for something to tide me over!!
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