Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Francisco
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Ya, I spent a few months looking all over the country for a used ST3R. There weren't that many out there since people love them, and when they did pop up, they were gone very quickly (i.e., a couple days). You basically have to be ready to pounce with cash in hand and then hope you see the ad and get to the seller first.
Also, since demand is high, the difference between new & used prices was not as significant as it is with most other bikes. And if the bike wasn't local, once I factored in shipping or fly/ride costs, the numbers didn't make sense.
So...I just decided to buy a new one ;)
First brand new bike I've ever bought, I've always had good luck finding barely used ones for a good price. But the ST3R is worth every penny!
* Sidebar: There was one idiot right here in the Bay Area who had his completely stock 2012 ST3R with 5500mi up for sale for like 4 months, maybe longer. He started off asking $12000 for it. This for a bike with a new sticker price of $9500. I emailed with him a few times about it. Apparently he had bought the extended warranty (stupid) and some kind of tire warranty (unbelievably stupid), and also wanted to factor his sales tax into his asking price. It's still on CL for $10000 now, so he's still a little ways away from a price that a smart buyer would pay...but getting closer. Of course I dropped him a note to let him know I'd bought a brand new one instead for $11000, OTD :>
Last edited by Lucky 13; 10-25-12 at 15:48.