750 Yamaha....

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  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Ok, tell me if this guy pulls his prune too much or not...

    I see this early 80's Yammaha 750 sitting outfront of his house with a for sale sign, so I called him up and asked him what he wanted.

    $1800 obo...

    The tail light was a little rusted and so was the underside of the rear wheel fender. Wasn't worth more than $600-$700 in my book, so I passed.

    Was he asking waaayyyy to much or is this bike worth $1800?

    Thanks!

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  2. TreeTrooper

    TreeTrooper Shhhhh...

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    I sold an absolutely mint 81 Yamaha 850 triple for 1100.00 about 5 years back. I figured that I did pretty well. This guy (the 750) is dreaming. Either that, or he has suffered a closed head injury at some point. Ask him if he wears a helmet.
     

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    Only if it looked like this..

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    Its hard to say without seeing the bike, but that price seems a little high.
     
  5. emt1581

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    I figure I'll call back in a week or two if it's still out there and see if he's lowered the price. I'd be willing to give him $500-$600 depending on how it rides and if there's any issues with it. He did say OBO, so if it's not gone by then, the $500 will probably be the OBO. ;)

    Well I can hope anyways.

    The thing I hate is that a pal from class walked up to a guy who had a bike in his driveway, no for sale sign or anything, and he asked the guy if it was for sale, $300 later and he had himself a PERFECT running late 80's early 90's honda that has never needed ANY work!!...why can I never find a deal like that??

    Is there some secret online page that lists all the really cheap but good deals on bikes or something?!?!

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    Picked up a 1983 XV750 Virago V-Twin 750 from a guy last week for $400
    All it needs is the right side cover. Everything else is nice. Well taken care of.
    $1,800 seems very high.
     
  7. emt1581

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    Hence why it's still sitting out in front of the shmucks house!

    I'm thinking of either calling ans asking what he wants, laughing uncontrollably and hanging up...

    or..

    Without asking him what he wants, offer him $500 after a testdrive and parts inspection by myself.

    Thanks

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    White Buffalo No Compromise.

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    I wouldn't pay that even if he threw in sexual favors from his wife for a solid month straight. Offer $500, worse he can say is no....
     
  9. emt1581

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    Just went to the supermarket last night. On the way out I noticed the prices of bikes on the free ad. board towards the exit. They are astronomical compared to the actual value!

    83' Rice Rockets for $2,000 and junky ones at that. That was the most rediculous one I saw.

    My problem seems to be that, unlike some of you, I have never seen anywhere that has realistic pricing on used bikes. Is this a game of bargaining where the real value is doubled and it's a game to see how low the buyer can get it?

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581