From: Simon Wilson on 9 Jul 2010 05:13
On 09/07/2010 08:02, The Older Gentleman wrote:
> As you can see, we're dealing with a single-figure FB seller here. OTOH,
> the auction description reads like a genuine seller.
Yes and no - the wording makes me think he's sold on ebay (a lot)
before, and this is a new account.
> As far as I'm concerned, if I bid on the strength of the original pic,
> and tht pic turns out not to be of the item being sold, and the ite
> turns out to be in considerably worse condition than that in the pic,
> the seller can take a hike.
> Any other thoughts?
Let me know if you want me to take a look, if it really is in Reading,
not too far away.
Heck, I may even check the frame number for you.
From: Vass on 9 Jul 2010 06:18
"The Older Gentleman" <totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
Ask for a RHS photo, he's got 2 days to get it to you
From: Fr Jack on 9 Jul 2010 06:25
Steve <steveloukes(a)hotmail.com> banged this out on the bongos:
>"If you are not sure either come and see the bike
>and try it out or don't bid'
If I was that concerned and happened to live within an hour of the
item's location, I wouldn't bother asking here; I'd go and take a
If not, then I'd either not bid, or withdraw any bid I'd made, If I
had that much doubt.
If in doubt, avoid, surely?
I hear you talking, but the words are kinda strange.
From: The Older Gentleman on 9 Jul 2010 06:50
> In uk.rec.motorcycles The Older Gentleman <totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk>
> > As far as I'm concerned, if I bid on the strength of the original pic,
> > and tht pic turns out not to be of the item being sold, and the ite
> > turns out to be in considerably worse condition than that in the pic,
> > the seller can take a hike.
> > Any other thoughts?
> Not as described
> I suspect that the seller is a numpty and that the original picture
> is indeed an online stock picture.
> At the end of the day, is the bike actually a good deal at the price,
> if so you might still want it.
It is indeed very nice, and I reckon I'll hav to bid higher. But he does
say it's the same bike in all the ix.
BMW K1100LT Ducati 750SS Honda CB400F Triumph Street Triple
Suzuki TS250ER GN250 Damn, back to six bikes!
Try Googling before asking a damn silly question.
chateau dot murray at idnet dot com
From: Grimly Curmudgeon on 9 Jul 2010 07:07
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
drugs began to take hold. I remember totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk (The
Older Gentleman) saying something like:
>Ah, just got a reply. He says it's the same bike, that he took the rack
>off, and that it's included in the sale.
I suspect the first pic is of the bike as he bought it, but the paint
has lost a bit of shine since. I notice those rear panels look a bit
matt, possibly resprayed. Might have been down on the rhs.