What do you guys do when dealing with a really vague seller? Here is my story.
Craigslist, every auto enthusiasts best friend and worst nightmare. We all have stories from trying to buy and sell on CL, scammers, low-ballers, high-ballers, complete idiots. But an email I received today from someone who's motorcycle I am interested in annoys me more than anything, the vague replier.
The guy/gal had a decent ad posted, it had the bikes year, milage, "Probably the cleanest well maintained Buell you will find. Bike has never been down, runs perfect!", and a list of modifications.
So I decided to email them 4 basic CL questions
"I was wondering if you could tell me any more about it [the bike]? Have you done the maintenance yourself or have you had a shop do it? Do you have any of the other stock parts besides the ECM (After market ECM installed, ad said he still had the OEM)? Do you have any more pictures?"
Simply enough right? Wrong, I guess, this is the reply I got.
"Bike is still for sale," I know this is the first question people always ask but I didn't
"still have the stock ECM, little to no wear." Thanks, I didn't know road wear on the ECM was a common concern and I saw in the ad that you still had it, what about other stock parts?
"Clean as your gonna find for an '08" Yeah I have never heard that one before.
I really am interested in the bike but I don't know if I want to drive an hour and a half up the dreaded I-95 to look at a bike someone doesn't want to divulge too much information on. The bike has also been on sale for a couple weeks which is not common for model considering they are rare/hard to find.
What do you do when faced with such poor/shady sellers?
Here is a Merc for your time