Squid Bike Buyers
I'm selling my SV650 and I've had it in the picture post for a couple of weeks and I've had about 6 calls on it. I kid you not three of them were exactly like this:
Caller: Do you still have the bike?
Me: Yeah, still for sale.
Caller: It's a crotch rocket right?
Me: Yeah, it's a sportbike.
Caller: How fast will it go?
Me: Have you ever ridden a motorcycle before?
Caller: Yeah, I've been riding 1000s.
Me: Well, this is a 650 twin, it's not gonna have the power that a 1000cc inline four has.
Caller: What's a twin?
Me: The engine has 2 cylinders in a V instead of four cylinders in a straight line.
Caller: OK (Doubtful Tone)
Caller: All my friends have Gixxers, will it keep up?
Me: Well, stoplight to stoplight, no, it's gonna run about 2 or more seconds slower than 1000, but through a twisty road a good rider can keep up fine.
Caller: How high does the speedometer go?
Me: 150, but it'll top out about 125 or so.
Caller: OK, (Doubtfull Tone) What would you take for it?
Me: I'll go as low as $4K.
Caller: I got a bank loan for $3K, would you go that low?
Me: No, $4K is as low as I'm going.
Caller: Has it ever been layed down?
Me: No, it's just like new.
Caller: Could I come and take it for a test ride?
Me: If you put $4k in my hand, you can take a nice long test ride, and if you don't like it, I'll give you your money back.
Caller: OK, well thanks, I might call you again to come look at it.
Me: Yeah, Thanks.
I don't know what's worse, someone being that ignorant about something that they're willing to spend $3K on, or the fact that one of their "friends" is willing to let a total squid ride their GSXR1000.
I bet his friend has given him a ride on the back of his bike, and now he feels like he has to have one. Peer pressure is probably the strongest force in the universe.
I feel bad for this kid, when his $3K only buys him a 7 year old 600 and all his "friends" give him shit about buying such a POS.
Anyone else had these kinds of calls when selling a bike?
I don't remember quite this many when selling my other bikes in the past.