Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Oak Park, Ventura county (Los Angeles), CA, USA
Re: Almost ready to possibly begin to sort of get ready to sell the bike...
I recently sold my 12 rt, I had it listed on craigslist and cycle trader, the buyer came from cycletrader.
the scam I kept getting was from craigslist. I would get an email or text asking questions, saying they were interested then asking if I had a "report" for them??? (I know for autos Carfax is popular, I have never seen a bike report)
here is where the "scam" comes in, the "interested party" sends me a link to buy a report from a company they recommend … and I have never heard of any of the names in the links. (and I NEVER click on links some random person sends me)
My standard response to any and all questions became "when would you like to come and see the bike?" this is why we advertise with full description and many clear photographs, the only thing left is to bring cash and see it in person!!
The first person to come over and see it bought it with cash. No need for internet/text "pen pals" when the buyer has done his homework and knows you are selling what he wants to buy.
Bruce - pilot, Belynda - pillion
Oak Park, CA.
'99 K1200LT Champagne, 25,600mi
'04 R1150R Silver, 18,200 mi
'12 R1200RT Beige, 28,400 mi (sold 4/19)
Last edited by bruce60; May 4th, 2019 at 10:30 pm.