Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Simcoe, Ontario Canada
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There are 2 prices in this world ... wholesale and retail .... that you got $3200 for your bike and was happy for that at the time and now you see it for $4000 dollars .... a whooping $800 mark up seems to me like sour grapes ..... by your own admission , it had been mildly customised ... ie removal of decals etc.
Here is some breaking news .... dealers make more on used bike sales vs new bike sales. That you went armed with "bike trader" prices means diddly squat .... the "advertised"asking price has NOTHING to do with the final selling price. You sold it for wholesale, and considering there is current a 2014 versys 650 on this forum for sale at $4000 with 2400 miles on it "retail", that is in mint condition, unmodified, I would say the dealer maybe paid to much on a wholesale price...... after all, its still sitting there.
I don't buy, nor do I even look at, bikes that have been customised to the point where decals have been removed and go fast painted calipers are done .... it might be your thing, but you really have limited the pool of buyers that may think that is really cool and detracted from the overall dollar value of the bike..
While the salesman in question may have sung you a BS song, he is probably right, its going to sit there for a while and if they are lucky, they may recoup the trade in value and "floorplan costs" back.
I don't go to a grocery store to buy paint, and I sure don't go to car dealerships to buy bikes.
And as I flipped into 6th, I could not remember a damn thing she said ....