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post #1 of 7 Old 02-29-2008, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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What would this KLR250 Super Sherpa Be Worth?

Hello all,

I am new here as a poster but have viewed from time to time since my wife owns a 2003 250 Super Sherpa. She is now ready to sell it and I need some help in establishing a value. It is a very unique bike. She bought it to get her MC endorsement and once she had it, didn't ride it much any more. It now has a grand total of 207 (two hundred seven) miles on it. It is in like new shape and has beeen properly stored indoors each season. I have it set to hit ebay motors tomorrow but then remembered this site. Any input as to what a resonable reserve should be on something like this? I hope I am no violating any rules, but since this is kind of a rare bike in this condition I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.

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Dave Hamilton
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-29-2008, 06:58 AM
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The latest Motorcycle Consumer News value guide doesn't show a 2003, but a 2002 is valued there at $1640. I'd check www.NADA.com and www.kbb.com for what they have it listed at, also.

I'd figure out what you feel it's worth and go from there.

Also, one thing that always bothers me is Reserves. I've been on eBay for 10 years (I've been on eBay long enough to have actually bought guns there) and when I list something, I list the minimum I'll accept and start the auction from there. If you have a reserve, you'll be asking dozens of emails on what your reserve is. If you just start it at your lowest acceptable offer, everyone knows where you stand from the get-go..

The cost to you is the same. You pay a listing fee, and then the other fee when you get your first bid.. It's up to you, but I find reserves a huge waste of time..

Good luck with the auction!!
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I prefer the buy it now option too, I hate waiting if I can get what I feel is a good buy with buy it now.

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post #4 of 7 Old 02-29-2008, 09:19 AM
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I refuse to use ebay/paypal because of their anti-gun policies and support of anti-gun organizations.

I do have to 'fess up that I have had a friend buy a couple of items that I couldn't readily get anywhere else. That's just the real world.

Be nice if you could find an alternative method, but you probably can't. I agree that you should list it for your selling price and avoid the sillyass auction games.

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post #5 of 7 Old 02-29-2008, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by BIGIRON View Post
I refuse to use ebay/paypal because of their anti-gun policies and support of anti-gun organizations.

I completely agree, but sometimes it's the only way to find stuff. Because of thier anti-gun stance, I buy as much firearms related items there as I can, just to show them that as a buyer/seller, I'm pro-gun..

I sent a ton of bitch mail to eBay when they were banning the posting of certain gun related items. It must have worked because there's more gun stuff on there than before. As a licensed collector, it's a place I go for oddball items.. A while back I needed a flash hider to screw on the end of a recently acquired Swedish Mauser, and after hunting for one on AuctionArms and Gunbroker with no luck, I just bought one on eBay instead..
A couple weeks ago I needed a web sling for an also newly acquired M1 Garand (yeah, I have gun issues) and I found a USGI issue for what I would have paid for fuel and admission to a gun show, let alone what I would have paid for the sling at the show..

Like I said, I don't like thier anti-gun stance, but until they ban these sales completely, I do what I can to show eBay that I'm Pro-gun and it's a valuable part of their usership.
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-01-2008, 06:36 PM
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I've had great luck with the craigslist option. You can post there with pictures and hit the major population centers around you for free.

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post #7 of 7 Old 03-03-2008, 12:10 PM
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Ditto on the Craigslist....

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