Just listed my MP3 500 in the 'For Sale' section - SOLD
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Hooked
GTS 250, MP3500
Joined: 10 Feb 2008
Posts: 147
Location: Rogers, AR
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:03 pm quote
Since I know most of us MP3 owners don't venture into the 'For Sale' section that often, I thought I'd shamelessly post this here as well. Figure if StickyFrog can do it, it must be OK.

It's a great bike with both keys (red/brown and black), all the books and tools, recent belt change, oil and filter change, and air filter cleaning.

Unfortunately for me, I was layed off recently and have to pare down my collection of toys as I make some lifestyle changes.

Fortunately for someone else, they get one heck of a deal on an well cared for MP3 500 in the fastest color (Demon black despite what anyone else may think!)

2009 MP3 500 $3750 (6166 miles) - SOLD

Vinny

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Molto Verboso
NC700XD
Joined: 28 Dec 2009
Posts: 1372
Location: Richmond, VA
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:13 pm quote
Truly sorry to hear about your layoff. I went through that this past year. I wish you a VERY fast occupational recovery.

That being said... That's an absurdly low price for your MP3. I almost feel like anyone that would buy it would just be taking advantage of you. On the other hand, if someone's looking... here's your deal.
Molto Verboso
MP3 500
Joined: 20 Apr 2008
Posts: 1103
Location: Utah
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:20 pm quote
At that price with additional shipping to Alaska or Hawaii, would be a steal.
Hooked
GTS 250, MP3500
Joined: 10 Feb 2008
Posts: 147
Location: Rogers, AR
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:33 pm quote
I know the price is low, but I won't feel taken advantage of. I am only listing it on Modern Vespa, so that another forum member gets a crack at it. They get a good bike, and I get the good feeling knowing I helped them get the good bike.

Whoever gets the bike, gets a scooter that I loved riding and I hope they get as much joy from it as I did.

Also, thanks for the wish for a speedy recovery CageDodger. I believe you have ridden with my little brother Jeremy from Fredericksburg. He has an MP3 400, but I can not recall his forum name at the moment.

Vinny
Molto Verboso
MP3 500 The HoneyBadger takes what it wants.
Joined: 26 Mar 2012
Posts: 1176
Location: SF Bay/Roseville CA
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:18 pm quote
Hi Vinny,

If my wife was a rider, I'd snap that up in a heartbeat... so otherwise, good luck on the liquidation.

Any chance you'd charge someone $5750 with a $2000 rebate, so you don't kill everyone's resale value??? Lol. just playing, good luck on your plans.

Steve. H/B
Molto Verboso
2009 MP3 500, 2012 BV 350, 2013 BMW C650 GT
Joined: 20 Feb 2009
Posts: 1272
Location: Brentwood, TN
Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:03 am quote
Sorry to hear of your plight - hope you move it quickly.

It is a very fair price (lower because its slower , especially in middle America.

Certainly much closer to sanity than the last MP3 that was listed in that forum.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500 - Brutto Moto
Joined: 10 Jun 2008
Posts: 5055
Location: Austin, TX
Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:30 am quote
If I had the $$$ I'd get it in a heartbeat.
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 (sold) MP3 500 (current)
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 19657
Location: welaka, florida
Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:34 am quote
Sorry for your hardship. I would think someone would snatch that up quickly. Like Bubbajon I would if I had the cash.
Member
MP3 500
Joined: 24 Sep 2012
Posts: 22
Location: Pasadena, CA
Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:42 pm quote
Do you or any of you know if it will be difficult to register in California ?

I think I read somewhere that the vehicle has to have more than 7500 miles to be registered as a used vehicle without any problem.
Fast to reach for a car, but not as easy for a bike.

Also would you be willing to ship it ? I would pay for shipping of course.

Thanks
Addicted
Piaggio MP3-500 (Desert Camo), MP3-400 (Pinky), MP3-250 (Blue)
Joined: 24 Aug 2012
Posts: 549
Location: New Orleans, LA
Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:47 pm quote
If you do buy and ship the bike, I can strongly recommend DBest Transport. They shipped my recent bike purchase from Alabama to California for $600 in cash. They were recommended to me by my local Piaggio dealer. Denes Barasz is the owner. You can contact him at dbesttransport@gmail.com. They were $100 cheaper than anyone anyone else.
Hooked
GTS 250, MP3500
Joined: 10 Feb 2008
Posts: 147
Location: Rogers, AR
Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:48 pm quote
It met California Emissions Standards for the 2009 model year. I do not know if those are still applicable. It has had no modifications done to the exhaust.

Shipping is not a problem.

Here's a photo of the Emmissions Sticker in the back of the trunk area.
Ossessionato
MP3 400 / BV200
Joined: 02 Jun 2009
Posts: 3017
Location: San Diego, California
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:20 pm quote
Floreninho wrote:
Do you or any of you know if it will be difficult to register in California ?

I think I read somewhere that the vehicle has to have more than 7500 miles to be registered as a used vehicle without any problem.
Fast to reach for a car, but not as easy for a bike.

Also would you be willing to ship it ? I would pay for shipping of course.

Thanks
If you bought and rode it back to California you would have over 7500 miles, problem solved!
Hooked
MP3 500
Joined: 15 Dec 2011
Posts: 124
Location: Gilroy, California
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:58 pm quote
Floreninho wrote:
Do you or any of you know if it will be difficult to register in California ?
Having gone through this with a new chinese scooter I bought over the 'net I can assure you that the main thing(s) the DMV will look for are the stickers
that state it meets CA requirements for emmisions. The only thing that may be affected by the mileage will be the cost to register it here. Go to the DMV website, there is a calculator you can use to know exactly how much to expect to pay.
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/howto/htvr9.html
From the site under registering a out of state vehicle :"NOTE:California law prohibits California residents or businesses from importing and/or registering a new vehicle with less than 7,500 miles at the time of purchase UNLESS it meets or is exempt from California emission standards."
Here's the Fee calculator link:
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/FeeCalculatorWeb/newResidentForm.do
Hope this helps you with your decision.
Ossessionato
Red MP3 500 RUBY DRAGON
Joined: 29 Nov 2008
Posts: 2572
Location: Northern CA
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:04 pm quote
It meets the standards. Not an issue.
Hooked
MP3 500
Joined: 15 Dec 2011
Posts: 124
Location: Gilroy, California
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:24 pm quote
Precisely why I capitalized the 'unless' portion of that quote.
Hooked
GTS 250, MP3500
Joined: 10 Feb 2008
Posts: 147
Location: Rogers, AR
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:04 am quote
SOLD
Sold today to a soon to be member of this forum. Turns out a gentleman was looking for an MP3 and checking out ModernVespa when he saw this.

After a few e-mails it quickly became evident that this was an old college friend I haven't seend in 17 years. I think I am more excited by getting to catch up with him than I am by selling the MP3.

I'm still going to keep hanging out and stopping by the forum.

Godspeed all,

Vinny
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 18111
Location: Kingston, Tennessee, Tn
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:07 am quote
glad to hear you sold it. I wish I could have dropped the cash to have a spare MP3 in the barn. you priced it very well.
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 (sold) MP3 500 (current)
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 19657
Location: welaka, florida
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:08 am quote
Congrats on the sale and getting reacquainted. Hope your fiscal woes will be behind you soon.
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