Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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I was really hot for this deal, but then I saw something that has queered the deal. Originally the guy had the bike up for a 4500$ reserve on ebay. The current bid was $2000, so I put in a bid of $50 increments to a limit of $3,000, just to see what would happen. So the bike goes to $2100, and sits there, with me as the high bidder, for three days until near the end of the auction. In the last 36 minutes of the auction, some bidder, whose feed back was as a seller - she is some kind of ebay dealer, jumps in, and bids it up until she busts my three grand at like $3050. So I go say la vee, I like the bike at 3k but I'm not bidding more than that, my hope was that I could negotiate with the seller when the auction was over. Then I get a letter from the seller, saying the high bidder (this is someone with a 100% feedback rating mind you) welched on the deal, and he will go for the three grand I topped out on, offer good for five days. I was hot for it until it struck me that he was probably in cahoots with the other dealer, who's role was to roll my bid to my max, and then later she would conveniently become a welcher. Now I'm worried about the character of the seller, which means the bike may be a screw job. That then leads me to worry why a 27 year old bike would have only 7,000 miles, I mean that is like 300 miles a year, that just doesn't make sense. I'm probably going to pass, if anyone else is interested send me a PM and I'll give you his contact info. Bike is in Central PA somewhere.