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Old 02-17-2017, 08:37 AM   #1
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I'm a thief!!!!

I've been looking for a really good deal on a BIG scooter. I saw an ad in Louisiana for a 2011 650 Burgman for $4500, which is $1000 less than NADA average retail and right at the trade in value. Since it was 300 miles away, I called to make sure it matched the description on Craigslist. 1,100 miles, not 11,000 or 110,000? Yep, 1,162 miles. No scratches? None. Starts and runs good? Yep.

Since I seldom buy a used vehicle without discussing price, I asked if they would take $3500. Jay says he will have to call me back since the scooter belongs to his dad. He texts me back and says his dad will take $3,000 if I'm willing to drive 300 miles to get it. I stole it for $3000.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:52 AM   #2
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Yes, you did steal it!!! Here I thought I did well with my '09 @ 7500 miles for $2800 Check out Burgmanusa.com Great source of technical information.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:56 AM   #3
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Re: I'm a thief!!!!

Sounds like you haven't picked up the bike yet. I hope everything works out as promised and bike is in the condition represented. I've been on my share of Craigslist wild goose hunts.

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Old 02-17-2017, 09:18 AM   #4
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No, I took my wife for a ride on it last night. I got home too late the night before and she was already dressed for bed.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:19 AM   #5
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Yes, you did steal it!!! Here I thought I did well with my '09 @ 7500 miles for $2800 Check out Burgmanusa.com Great source of technical information.
My wife's comment on getting off the bike was, "You have to do something about that seat." Any suggestions?
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:29 AM   #6
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Get a passenger backrest for one.. but there are options..

The forums at burgmanusa will be able to provide links for new seats as well as information on how to modify it yourself if you are so mechanically inclined.



http://burgmanusa.com/forums/gtsearch.php?q=new%20seat
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:55 AM   #7
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It came with a backrest for rider and passenger so I guess a new seat or modifications are in order.
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:32 AM   #8
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Sweet. Smoking deal. No wonder I can't sell my TMax for $3800.

Yeah head over to BurgmanUSA for seat modification options. Ride the snot out of it and smile.
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Old 02-17-2017, 02:45 PM   #9
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Let me get this straight. You offered $3500 and he talked you down to $3000? Man, he drives a hard bargain.
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:25 PM   #10
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That's exactly what happened.
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:53 PM   #11
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I'll bet you could have talked him up to $3250 if you'd put your mind to it.
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:36 PM   #12
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Re: I'm a thief!!!!

Is he selling anything else?
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:42 PM   #13
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He's moving and the only reason I can think of to lower the price below my offer is to make sure I would drive the 300 miles to his house.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:01 PM   #14
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Re: I'm a thief!!!!

Now,...you hafta ride it like--well you know

(And that's not a problem for you in any case, is it?)

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Old 02-17-2017, 10:08 PM   #15
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Re: I'm a thief!!!!

He's pretty slow on two wheels.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:35 PM   #16
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Bike karma


Good people get good deals.

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Old 02-18-2017, 09:57 AM   #17
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Nice find bud! Kudos to the old man for dropping the price since you were willing to travel.
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:28 PM   #18
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Get this for coincidence! He was in the Navy for 30 years and I was in the Marines for 4 years. We were both stationed at Cherry point MCAS at the same time.
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