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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-24-2009, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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What are your guys thoughts about a 2005 Vulcan VN750 with 2200 miles for $4000.00 ?
All help would be appreciated.
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offer him $3k & see where it leads, my 94 was listed on craigslist for $2450, I offered him $1800 cash and after a day or so he took it without a counter..

Absolutly no offence to anyone here, I love the schmidt outta my Vulcan, but at $4k I'd start looking at used HDs
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This guys a dealer trade in for the bike was probably around $2800
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What are your guys thoughts about a 2005 Vulcan VN750 with 2200 miles for $4000.00 ?
All help would be appreciated.

I got a 2006 last year for less than $4K. I used an old trick that requires having the cash on hand.

1. Set your maximum price in advance, say $3.2K.
2. Put $3K in one pocket and $200 in the other pocket.
3. Offer the $3k cash if they do business right now.
4. If they counter, start adding from the $200 in the other pocket.
5. Walk away if they go above your max limit.


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That sounds like a plan. So what did u end up paying for the bike?
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I payed $4K for my 2005 with 7390 miles. Bought thru a consignment shop. If we could have got the owner to answer the phone probably could have gotten it for 3 - 3.5K. But my time was limited and others were looking at the bike. Wasn't going to let it get away after 2 years of research, looking, trying out for fit and feel. If the owner will haggle, go for it.

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I like the cash in hand tactic. If you've looked at the blue book value and have a price in mind you are willing to pay, I would do that and see what happens.

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The NADA high retail price says $3750 and low at $2850.
Starting at an offer of $3000 cash sounds like a good place to start.


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Oh, and show up. There's nothing a seller despises more than some slacker that thinks he can haggle off 25% without looking at the bike or showing his face.
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Walking away is the most powerful bargaining tool known to man. Be more than prepared to.
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