A good candidate for the 'optimist of the week' award

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Timo @ Work, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Timo @ Work

    Timo @ Work Guest

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    2 grand and reserve not met? Someone's having a very long-necked
    animal here...
     
    Timo @ Work, Jun 18, 2009
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    Fr Jack Guest

    Someone else, here: 230349190257

    Not exactly classic, but an illustration of more stupidity.

    "If the bike sells for the "Buy Now Price", I will include the BMW
    Panniers, BMW Topbox and Bagster Tank Cover and Bag as shown in the
    pictures. If not, they are to be sold spearately."

    Wanker. Can't even spell "separately".
     
    Fr Jack, Jun 18, 2009
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    Very funny. I guess that's going to be a non-sale then given that it
    doesn't even have ABS and he's putting everybody who might be slightly
    interested off by threatening to flog the luggage separately for the
    sake of a hundred quid...
     
    Timo Geusch, Jun 18, 2009
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  4. mind, it is rather shiny. However, it's only a baby one, so yeah, reserve
    over 2K is definitely glass-half-full territory.
     
    Austin Shackles, Jun 18, 2009
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  5. to be fair, that looks like a typo, but no excuse for not spellchecking it.

    dunno what the going rate is for one of those, but I doubt you'll find a
    better kept or lower mileage one easily.

    what beats me is why the 2k starting bid? Clearly the reserve is going to
    be 2500 or close to, why list it so high? More or less guarantees no-one
    will bid...
     
    Austin Shackles, Jun 18, 2009
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  6. I dunno.

    I don't think £2.5k is out of court, actually. Let's be honest, it's a
    real MV and it looks *gorgeous*.

    I haven't forgotten riding Macframe's early-ish[1] 350 twin, years ago.
    It was appalling to ride, but it looked and sounded wonderful...

    [1] 1974, I think. Pre-disc brake model.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 18, 2009
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    Fr Jack Guest

    If he's going to be a dick, do it properly...
    I was bidding on a 1995 K11RS with 23K on it, just as shiny and pretty
    - went for 1750 - I was sniped in the last 9 seconds!

    When it doesn't sell, I'll email him an offer of £1600 for the lot.
    Obviously one of these dicks, who thinks old beemers are worth more
    than they actually are.
     
    Fr Jack, Jun 18, 2009
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    crn Guest

    2 grand for a 125. Someone is taking the piss.
     
    crn, Jun 18, 2009
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    Bob Scott Guest

    Hmm, I'd have said 2.5k for a 125 was probably optimistic but I've not
    been following the prices of the 125's. The 350's have climbed quite
    steeply in value over the last 3 or 4 years.
    Never actually heard his run, but I've never forgiven him for letting my
    SO have a seat on it in the back of his van. I had to buy her one
    because she can reach the ground from them - just wish she'd finish
    restoring it because I want a go :)
     
    Bob Scott, Jun 18, 2009
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    SD Guest

    Pah! Amateur.

    Try 300322930806
     
    SD, Jun 18, 2009
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    That it does, but it's a 125 and outside owners club fantasy land it
    just isn't a 2k bike no matter how nice it is, at least not in the UK.
    They're quite popular in some countries on the continent where you can
    ride up to a 125 on a car license if your license is old enough.
    Germany, for example.
    Yebbut, that's the 350...
     
    Timo Geusch, Jun 18, 2009
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    Indeed. I especially like the bit where he's asking for a potential
    viewers full name, address and phone number so he can call them to make
    the arrangements. WTF?
     
    Timo Geusch, Jun 18, 2009
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  13. Yes, at least he got the number of 'a's and 'e's right -- many
    people mis-spell it "seperately".

    --
    Ivan Reid, School of Engineering & Design, _____________ CMS Collaboration,
    Brunel University. [email protected][brunel.ac.uk|cern.ch] Room 40-1-B12, CERN
    GSX600F, RG250WD "You Porsche. Me pass!" DoD #484 JKLO#003, 005
    WP7# 3000 LC Unit #2368 (tinlc) UKMC#00009 BOTAFOT#16 UKRMMA#7 (Hon)
    KotPT -- "for stupidity above and beyond the call of duty".
     
    Dr Ivan D. Reid, Jun 19, 2009
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    A.Clews Guest

    Thus spake Dr Ivan D. Reid () unto the assembled multitudes:
    He still can't spell "pristine", though, which puts him back on the red side
    of the spelling ledger.

    Still, at least he didn't start his spiel with "Here we have a...".
     
    A.Clews, Jun 19, 2009
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    Krusty Guest

    Or my personal pet hate "You are bidding on...". Which is what the vast
    majority of readers of any auction won't be doing.
     
    Krusty, Jun 19, 2009
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  16. Oh dear. I use both of these.
     
    [email protected], Jun 19, 2009
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  17. Not any more, I hope...

    --
    Ivan Reid, School of Engineering & Design, _____________ CMS Collaboration,
    Brunel University. [email protected][brunel.ac.uk|cern.ch] Room 40-1-B12, CERN
    GSX600F, RG250WD "You Porsche. Me pass!" DoD #484 JKLO#003, 005
    WP7# 3000 LC Unit #2368 (tinlc) UKMC#00009 BOTAFOT#16 UKRMMA#7 (Hon)
    KotPT -- "for stupidity above and beyond the call of duty".
     
    Dr Ivan D. Reid, Jun 19, 2009
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    Krusty Guest

    You & several million others. If you're going to accuse people of doing
    something they're not, at least make it original - e.g. "You are
    rogering the festering corpse of a mountain goat".
     
    Krusty, Jun 19, 2009
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    platypus Guest

    "No I'm not."

    "Yes you are. Smell your dick."

    "Oh bugger."
     
    platypus, Jun 20, 2009
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  20. and "breaks" for the things that slow the bike down.
     
    Austin Shackles, Jun 20, 2009
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