Selling on Craigslist - was Re: A few parts

Dave Daniels dwaynedaniels at
Sat May 30 13:05:49 PDT 2009

I've sold a pickup truck and a car on Craig's list. The truck sold in a couple weeks, but the car took several months.

--- On Sat, 5/30/09, corbie at <corbie at> wrote:

From: corbie at <corbie at>
Subject: Re: Selling on Craigslist - was Re: A few parts
To: gpzlist at
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2009, 2:39 PM


My experience was that selling a motorcycle on craigslist is not an easy thing but I did not get any scammers. I sold a nearly brand new Yamaha TT125 but it took a few months. The scams from my EBay posting was ridiculous and numerous with the worst being I'll give you $500 for it even tho the dirtbike was listed at $1700 if you deliver it to me @ 200 miles away. I e-mailed and asked if that was $500 down and balance due on delivery and his reply was "are you trying to be funny?"
I did get $1700 from a craigslist ad which I thought was a fair price but have listed numerous items and have yet to sell a thing on Craigslist , other than the dirtbike.

> My experience on selling with Criagslist:
> 1. price it right and be honest about your listing and you'll get responses
> 2. scams are there.  had one guy do the "cashiers check, shipper, 
> blah blah" scam right off the bat - i'll send out the mail i got in 
> case you want to see how these schmucks operate
> 3. had a call the other day saying "i need to buy a bike tonight" - 
> and when i called him back the next day he paused... said he bought 
> one last night - for which i congratulated him.  I still can't 
> think of being in a position of being "required" to buy right now.  
> i mean, yes, i can totally relate to compulsive behavior, but 
> dude...
> 4. when a guy says meet me half way, my wife won't drive me that 
> far to buy something she's totally against - i can choose not to 
> participate in someone else's misery...
> in the meantime, my son says he wants to go for a long ride today 
> on the new bike, so I guess I'll have to tend to that "father / 
> son" activity for the day.  i know, tough life, but someone's gotta 
> live it...
> andy b
> this is where i get to list my collection of obsessions?
> '09 Concours 14 (black of course)
> '96 GPz1100
> '03 XR250
> '02 XR70 - ok, it's my son's - but I paid for it!
> '82 Hobie 16 - wait, that'd be a sail boat...
> '60 New Yorker - aka the wiser half...
> --- On Sat, 5/30/09, Thomas Hoy <thoy at> wrote:
> > From: Thomas Hoy <thoy at>
> > Subject: A few parts
> > To: gpzlist at
> > Date: Saturday, May 30, 2009, 10:34 AM
> > Anyone out there have an aftermarket
> > 4-1 of some kind for The '83-84 A1/A2 GPz and/or an undented gas tank for the
> > same creature?
> >
> > Don't care about color on the tank.  I'm getting ready
> > to paint, and I have
> > a few dents in my tank.  I have been weighing the
> > difference between
> > fighting w/ the dents and bondo sanding and paying someone
> > for an
> > already-smooth tank.  Smooth tank wins, hands down if
> > anybody has one. Also if someone has a set of those dual headlights lying
> > around, I would
> > love to suck those up as well.  BTW- . a black '96 on Sacramento 
> > Craigslist. $3k
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >


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