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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2005, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anybody here ever purchased a bike off ebay? How was your experience, any advice or warnings for us all?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2005, 08:55 PM
 
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Never buy anything used sight unseen! best advice i can give.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-04-2005, 02:33 PM
 
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I wouldn't buy anything off ebay, but ebay is a good tool in finding bikes around your area.

I found my zx6r by searching sportbikes by the zipcode and found many bikes near Fort Wayne, then I e-mailed the ownwer exchanged information, looked and test rode the bike and I made an offer.


But I wouldn't buy anything you haven't seemed, and watch out for too good to be true deals, especially if they claim the bike that they claim was in Muncie, IN was moved to Germany and they needed money first to ship the bike....sounded like quite a scam.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-05-2005, 01:54 PM
 
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mmattax do you ever ride out at taco bell in the evenings?
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2005, 12:23 AM
 
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ummm

almost came to buying one, but he wanted me to pay him take the bike home and he will send me the title when it clears, which isnt right
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2005, 06:03 AM
 
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I wouldnt buy a bike off ebay. Parts are a different story. Its a great place to find a rashed fairing to replace my broken one. Pay attention to the feedback, and beware of scams



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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2005, 07:40 AM
 
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I think I would buy a bike off ebay, but only one within driving distance. Then if I got there and bike was a POS or his papers were not in order I would tell them to blow it out their ass.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2005, 12:31 PM
 
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I think I would buy a bike off ebay, but only one within driving distance. Then if I got there and bike was a POS or his papers were not in order I would tell them to blow it out their ass.
The one bike I bought off eBay was within driving distance. So I didn't pay in advance, but took my trailer out and brought cash. The bike was exactly as advertised so I gave him the cash.

It hesitated starting when I went to ride it up the trailer ramp, the seller said "I think the battery is old, here's $50 back to get a new one."

That "old" battery lasted 2 more summers.

I've bought tons of parts and other stuff off from eBay without worries, but I agree that you really should see something expensive like a bike. Pictures and words are not as good as seeing the real thing.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2005, 06:45 PM
 
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mmattax do you ever ride out at taco bell in the evenings?
Taco Bell? which one?
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