Too HIgh a Price to ask for my three 1986 & 1987 VFRs??

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  1. pvVFR

    pvVFR New Member

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    HI,

    I have my 1987 VFR for sale, plus two parts bikes (one 87, one 87), for $1,800 OBO on Facebook Marketplace. I cannot get anyone to even come look at them. I have had only one inquiry in the past 5 months - is $1,800 OBO too much? The one 1987 does run.

    Anyway, I am curious what your thoughts are for the price I am asking.

    Thanks.
     
  2. straycat

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    Somewhat depends on the condition and the mileage, what size/cc are they ?, but ill go out on limb and say that you re price may be too high. $1800 USD, thats $2500 Canadian, I wouldn't pay $2500 CAD for an average VFR and 2 parts bikes.

    I may consider $1000-1500 depending on condition etc as I said above.

    You may also need to ensure you have good pictures and an accurate description of the bikes condition , size /cc etc, how are the tanks (rust inside)? , tires ?, paint, seats etc.

    Again, its hard to tell if its a fair price without more information and pictures.
     
  3. raYzerman

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    It is hard to say..... some may not want a project, only us diehards. Most don't have the skills nor want to dedicate the time. I was given a bike in a basket, I knew it was all there, just needed an engine. Spent tons of hours cleaning and reassembling (I know the bike intimately), picked up a low miler engine for C$1200. It ran perfectly and I sold it for $4500. I'd say I did just OK..... having said all that I don't know exactly what you have, but feel the market is limited outside of an enthusiasts forum. Spreading the word here is good, perhaps put up a for sale ad here and be patient. If the '87 is in good shape and running, bonus.
     
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    as mentioned, if one starts and runs and you have good pictures, lower your price a bit and see what happens. when i was trying to sell my good-running '86 700 last summer i found very few people interested. i started asking $1650 and finally lowered to $1300 b4 a deal got done.

    your price is ok, but the number of riders interested in our old bikes has shrunk in the last few years.
     

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