Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: mount airy (mayberry), NC,
I was patient and found an 03 ltc with 6300 miles for $9745. It had the autocomm, a funky home-brewed charger ( I don;t use it), and an extra brake light for farkles, as well as the regular stuff, cd changer, luggage rack. Also had all the manuals. 2 scratches, good tires. PO also threw in two Shoei RJ air helmets with the headsets in them and the bag liners.
I just think $8 - $10 K is high for an 01. That's a good starting point for the seller, imo. I'm "extra cheap" so I just think that's a bit high, when with a little patience, one can find a really good deal. In my case, a member here found mine in his local paper, about 3 hrs away from me. He PM'd me about it.
Ebay seems to have the most optimistic sellers, but most bikes didn't seem to be meeting the reserve when I was looking. If an owner is not riding it, they will eventually get tired of insurance, license, and such and come off their price to move it out of the garage. Just being in the right place at the right time is the key.
that's just my tightwad opinion, though.