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eBayers in dreamland
« on: March 07, 2015, 12:37:05 AM »
Wtf is wrong with these people??

Here's a '96 sport with over 30k miles for $8,000

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=131445006224

That doesn't spin your propeller?

How about a '11 v7 racer for almost $10k??

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=191528050322

That's just one of 3 different v7 racers of various years priced from "full retail" to "you must be f&$@king kidding me"

There is also an '01 v11 sport damn near 6 grand and a few others that will make you lol. It's as if these people do no research before the hit the 'list' button??


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Re: eBayers in dreamland
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2015, 01:08:34 AM »
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Re: eBayers in dreamland
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2015, 07:54:46 AM »
Remember, the buyer decides how much something is worth, or it doesn't sell.
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Re: eBayers in dreamland
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2015, 08:16:45 AM »
remember the kids with the lemonade stand. it was $10 a glass. they said, "but we only have to sell one"...


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Re: eBayers in dreamland
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2015, 08:18:07 AM »
  :D ??? :D ??? :D ??? :D ???

 I blame this on a lack of math instruction in public school  ;D

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Re: eBayers in dreamland
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 11:08:47 AM »
Wtf is wrong with these people??

Here's a '96 sport with over 30k miles for $8,000

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=131445006224

That doesn't spin your propeller?

How about a '11 v7 racer for almost $10k??

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=191528050322

That's just one of 3 different v7 racers of various years priced from "full retail" to "you must be f&$@king kidding me"

There is also an '01 v11 sport damn near 6 grand and a few others that will make you lol. It's as if these people do no research before the hit the 'list' button??


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Within a few weeks, we'll have a similar thread with something like:

"Look at this link where someone actually BOUGHT a rusty Tonti battery tray for $145!   Don't they realize that Mark at MG Classics has a roomful of these that he's giving away for the asking?"

The thing about eBay is that for every "idiot" that's asking a fortune for something, there's likely to be someone who is willing to GIVE a fortune for the same thing, because they don't know the other sources for buying them.

eBay is designed to get them together.   So the SELLER isn't the idiot .... it's the BUYER!   If there is one.   Otherwise, no harm done, and some fun and recreation had by us, the cognoscenti .....

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Re: eBayers in dreamland
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2015, 11:46:01 AM »
I sent the folks with the '96 sport an email to feel them out..  They responded
"Most people don't realize that only 300 of these were made and only 150 imported to the US"


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Re: eBayers in dreamland
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2015, 11:51:47 AM »
I sent the folks with the '96 sport an email to feel them out..  They responded
"Most people don't realize that only 300 of these were made and only 150 imported to the US"


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  :D :D :D :D

 "Most people" aren't aware of Moto Guzzi  ;D

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Re: eBayers in dreamland
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2015, 11:52:33 AM »
I sent the folks with the '96 sport an email to feel them out..  They responded
"Most people don't realize that only 300 of these were made and only 150 imported to the US"


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BSA Firebird Scramblers are the same way.   I've got one, and know that several thousand were imported to the USA.

But anyone offering one (often massively incorrect, being represented as "completely restored to original") will quote some number they hear about how many were imported.

For years, it was "only 600".    Then some smart guy decides to fix that, and uses "only 300".   Apparently everyone else picks up on that and uses it as an ironclad reference, so ALL the Firebird adverts for a year said "only 300".    

Last month, I saw "only 250", so I'm sure that's the new bogie for internet classified ads for awhile.  

Really got to know WHAT YOU ARE BUYING when you use these services, because people will lie when the truth would do better ....

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Re: eBayers in dreamland
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2015, 11:58:21 AM »
The seller of that sport is a flipper, and a clueless one at that. I recognize that bike by the ceramic coated exhaust, mufflers, cut up fairing and top mounted clip ons.  It showed up on e-bay shortly after being sold locally.  This is at least the sixth time it's been listed.
If I remember correctly it sold here for around 4 G's or less.
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Re: eBayers in dreamland
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2015, 01:37:44 PM »
 :beat_horse. Not to belabor the point, but it is a known fact on this board that most Guzzi stuff on Ebay can be had from good , known sellers such as Harpers , MI, MG Cycle, Eisch, for a better price let alone the fact it supports the Guzzi community...
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