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When the time comes that non-running 50 specials are really worth $2,500, I'm done.

http://wichitafalls.craigslist.org/mcy/4218559409.html
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Yea..i have a great running and registered li series 3 that I doubt I could get 2200 for.
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Johnny Two Tone
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '01 ET4
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but Jimmy didn't you see American Pickers? you doubting your scoot is worth $6k????
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jimmyb865 wrote:
Yea..i have a great running and registered li series 3 that I doubt I could get 2200 for.
Before or after you seized it twice?


For the record, I'm betting you could definitely get $2200 for your Li.
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71' Sprint Veloce , 05' Vespa PX150, 1978 P200E
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The engine is not worth having on the scooter, the low power output limits the way it rides (not being able to go on HWY,s not being able to ride two people, not being able to go uphills)
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SFvsr wrote:
jimmyb865 wrote:
Yea..i have a great running and registered li series 3 that I doubt I could get 2200 for.
Before or after you seized it twice?


For the record, I'm betting you could definitely get $2200 for your Li.
Ha..yea, you've been keepin record.

Don't be hatin cause im an open book.
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Don't sweat it, Jimmy. I've lost count of the shit I've fucked up.
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Johnny Two Tone
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '01 ET4
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I agree $2200 would be a good deal on the Riverside - it's nice.
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I agree $2200 would be a good deal on the Riverside - it's nice.
Its not for sale....too much sweat n tears, and blood.

Id take 4 for it. The Riverside is new tv175..........dint ya know
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'74 50s x3 '87 PK125XL '92 PK50XLS Plurimatic - & - '58 AllState '68 Sprint '66(?) Super125 and '72 DanMotor Super150
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scooterist wrote:
The engine is not worth having on the scooter, the low power output limits the way it rides (not being able to go on HWY,s not being able to ride two people, not being able to go uphills)
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I have to disagree, put a 70cc kit, 19 carb & a pipe on it and it does fine. The issue here is that it's not worth what he's asking, even original w/ low miles for half of that money it's no deal.
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I went on a rant a few months ago about American pickers. I just ended up letting everyone know what a fool I was for bitchin' about a lousy deal. Anywhoo, the seller can ask any price they want. Sure does not mean it will be selling.
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Black 2007 PX200, Dark green 1986 PX225 Pinasco, "1972"(yeah rite) Tangerine px200, several TRIUMPH TIGRESS SCOOTERS
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Theres one in new zealand too
This guys posting his again on trademe. Hes a fool. No one is going to buy his crappy scoot

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/classic-vintage/auction-671274215.htm#qna
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Jimmy I'd definitely give you $2200 for your riverside. AKA Dibs mothas.
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You seized again Jimmy? What happened?
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Speed_Kills wrote:
You seized again Jimmy? What happened?
Ha
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Re: Theres one in new zealand too
TrumpyScooter wrote:
This guys posting his again on trademe. Hes a fool. No one is going to buy his crappy scoot

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/classic-vintage/auction-671274215.htm#qna
They might be slow but crikey they're durable - check out the kms on it
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Re: Theres one in new zealand too
TrumpyScooter wrote:
This guys posting his again on trademe. Hes a fool. No one is going to buy his crappy scoot

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/classic-vintage/auction-671274215.htm#qna
I have been watching that one... Cool, but ohh so overpriced! Not a bodge though
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Re: Theres one in new zealand too
TrumpyScooter wrote:
This guys posting his again on trademe. Hes a fool. No one is going to buy his crappy scoot

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/classic-vintage/auction-671274215.htm#qna
$5000?!?!?!?! Laughing emoticon Laughing emoticon Laughing emoticon

Wow...
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No moar Vespas...sold them all
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Wanna see crazy? Here's a bodge for $5k....

http://outerbanks.craigslist.org/mcd/4226423198.html

My 1962 VBB was advertised on CL for $3k. I called the guy anyway thinking that it would still be out of the range of what I would like to pay for it but that maybe I could score a deal. Went out there and met him and was blown away by the scooter, had been in a barn since 1982 and looked great and all original. I offered him what I thought it was worth and then he told me he had a guy from NY coming down to get it for $2k but that he told him I had first dibs. Well I wasn't prepared to offer $2k for a VBB regardless of how pristine, especially if I'm gonna be rebuilding an engine. At the end of the day, he called me back saying the guy from NY flaked and that he wanted to see this scoot to go to a knowledgeable good home. Sometimes people are attached to these items and they'll score you a deal (I paid $1,500 which I think was worth it for the pedigree) just to see their baby go somewhere where it'll be taken care of.
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dcunited4life wrote:
Wanna see crazy? Here's a bodge for $5k....

http://outerbanks.craigslist.org/mcd/4226423198.html

My favorite thing about that is the line, "This is a 1974 Vespa "Other Make" 150cc"

Other make.....that's just awesome. At least he's not completely lying in the ad.


Love hearing about good scoot deals. I was just talking with co-worker in the kitchen about buying a motorcycle or scooter. She mentions she used to ride vespas and that she has two that have been sitting in a garage for 13 years because she has kids and no longer rides. I got my 1980 P2 for $400. After fixing it up I starting probing about the other one. She says she won't sell it because of sentimental reasons. Every couple months I make sure she hasn't changed her mind. Razz emoticon
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I'm not sure if saying 'other make' is being completely honest either. The level of honesty in this world I think is hitting an all time low. I don't think 'buyer beware' should have to be the way we live our lives. I'm sure with a $5k price tag the guy isn't going to be forth coming about the issues this scooter is going to have. If he was no one would give $5k or even $1k. And lets really be honest no one has an extra $5k sitting around to throw at a junk bike and just laugh when they discover it is not what they thought it was. Is it illegal to do this? Well not really, but isn't it behavior like this that got Jerry Sienfeld locked in jail? I know just a tv show. I only hope I teach my kids better than that and perhaps one day when God, Ala, Karma who ever is running this shindig decides it needs to rain for another forty days and forty nights they will get to ride their scooters up the big ramp onto the arc.
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This was on scoot.net today, cracks me up after the show is all "we can sell this for a million dollars!!! ALLL THE PROFITS!!!!" turns out market isn't what these clowns expected.

http://scoot.net/classifieds/forsale.html?id=48019
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