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Justaerin
04-20-2011, 05:46 PM
Hey everyone, really wanting to get my first Buell, and I've been waiting around for the right bike. This is almost perfect timing and location, almost seems to be providence.... but the price.... It's a 2008 xb12r, black and red, with about 3k miles. I want to offer a fair deal and get a fair deal, but the gentleman is asking $5,900. I feel this is a bit high, and I doubt I could even get full financing at that price. What do you all think? I really appreciate the advice, my ignorance may make me a bit vulnerable to some screwing haha. Thanks in advance!

onelogue
04-20-2011, 05:56 PM
Not a bad price for that low of miles. Remember these bikes were close to 11k brand new.

2004xb12s
04-20-2011, 06:04 PM
Spot on onelogue. I was going to say that the price isn't so bad...obviously you have to talk him down as much as possible but it isn't a bad starting price

nemesis_buell
04-20-2011, 06:07 PM
I would agree with onelogue completely. fair, price is fair. Also, if you cannot swing it right now financially you should wait a little bit longer and save up a little more. These bikes may not be made anymore but they have not vanished. Patience paid off for me when I bought my 07 12r. had 980 miles on it and I got it for 6500 which was a great deal 2 years ago. And by the time I found that deal which I was searching for I had saved up enough skrilla to pay in full. /my 2 pennies

Nuage420b
04-20-2011, 06:22 PM
Just to throw this number out there. The KBB on an 1125 right now is 6400. . . I'd spring the extra 500[up]

Justaerin
04-20-2011, 06:55 PM
You guys rock! I'm more concerned with my credit union financing it, based off NADA I think it should be fine. I probably will only try to talk down tax on it, I still want the guy to have a fair deal.

Any issues you suggest I look at when I go to purchase that may be specific to Firebolts?

WALLSXB
04-20-2011, 06:59 PM
Not a bad price for that low of miles. Remember these bikes were close to 11k brand new.


EXACTLY !! It kills me when people think that $5900 is too much for a Buell! If not for Harleys quick exit for Buells with the "Fire Sale Pricing " , people would realize the REAL value of a Buell . IMHO

wiznut
04-20-2011, 07:50 PM
A year newer, less mileage and the same price
http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/mcd/2336410477.html

upthemaiden
04-20-2011, 08:17 PM
Do it! sounds like a good deal to me.

Alfatango1
04-20-2011, 08:30 PM
I don't know, a friend of mine bought an 09 XB12R black and red with 1700 miles for $4700 two months ago. It's not a bad price but deals are still available if you're patient.

Justaerin
04-21-2011, 09:51 AM
I hear what you're sayin, definitely. Unfortunately I'm not very patient haha. In all honesty though, up in my area Buells are not too common, so with a fair price, awesome bike, location (most other Buells in SoCal are 2-3 hours away), timing, the fact that he's a member of the same credit union as I (I'm financing, that makes this so much easier) and that there's a branch at which to close right up the road from him.... it is a very favorable set of circumstances for me :) You guys have been awesome though and I really appreciate it. Now I have to tell my buddy, on whose advice I've been relying, that I'm getting a Buell. He advised adamantly against it (Aprilia rider) lol.

Justaerin
04-22-2011, 10:02 PM
So, I'm picking up this bike tomorrow! Almost part of the Buell Nation haha, I'm stoked! So based on what you guys were suggesting, I wasn't going to haggle at all. But I just learned that there's a crack in the cowl under one of the headlights - kinda looks like a black eye. I'm cool repairing this myself, but I can't find the part online to suggest a fair discount to the guy. Any suggestions?

Justaerin
04-23-2011, 02:19 PM
Just picked this up, he's actually another forum member. Great guy. I didn't try to haggle, I even forgot about the sales tax but he offered to split it with me regardless. This bike is awesome, I'm really happy! :D

oisterska
04-23-2011, 02:44 PM
Congratulations, and pics please!

Livers
04-23-2011, 03:06 PM
Nice, always good to have another Firebolt rider on board. Ride safe.