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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-17-2018, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Decided to browse Ebay a couple of days ago to see if there were any used go fast/show fast parts listed for my bike. I like to window shop every once and a while, even if I'm not looking to buy.

Well, low and behold I found a brand new, never used set of Baron XTREME 1.5" bars........listed for $99 CND!!!
I said to myself, "this has to be too good to be true". Well, regardless, it had a buy it now feature, so I decide to throw caution to the wind and went for it. It qualified for Ebay buyers protection, so if it turned out to be bogus, I'd at least get my money back.

The very next day, I got an Email from the seller telling me they got my order and would be shipping it out that afternoon. Sure enough, the afternoon came and I got a second email with tracking into.

Well....low and behold, this was what was waiting for me when I got home from work today!!!

These bars would have easily cost me $500 to my door from anyplace else? Don't know why they were listed to cheaply, but I don't care.

Guess this makes up for having to wait 8-weeks for my front forks to arrive?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-17-2018, 11:33 PM
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Nice find! My wife loves it when I window shop on line...LOL

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I got a brand new still in the original box set of HK 3" pipes over a year ago, found the seller was 12 mi. from me. It was a new business that sold bike & ATV tires, that had bought out the building and contents of a former Honda Yamaha Suzuki multi brand powersports dealer. New price still on the box of $749.95. I paid $300 !
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I think you got the part at a low price because the VTX line has been out of production close to 10 years. There is little demand in metric aftermarket parts for older models so the seller wants to clear out his inventory.
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Ding ding ding. You are correct sir.
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I think you got the part at a low price because the VTX line has been out of production close to 10 years. There is little demand in metric aftermarket parts for older models so the seller wants to clear out his inventory.
That's certainly possible......but a buy it now for $99 (with free shipping, to boot) when all others on Ebay were asking somewhere in the $400 range? I'm sure they could have gotten $200-$300 for them, easy? Oh well...I'm not going to complain.

Now all I need to do is find the same kind of deal on the matching gauge pod that goes with them.
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That's certainly possible......but a buy it now for $99 (with free shipping, to boot) when all others on Ebay were asking somewhere in the $400 range? I'm sure they could have gotten $200-$300 for them, easy? Oh well...I'm not going to complain.

Now all I need to do is find the same kind of deal on the matching gauge pod that goes with them.
Good buy. Where are you in ON. I'm near Burlington. Quite a few Cdn VTXers you might want to consider joing candianxriders.com as well



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Good buy. Where are you in ON. I'm near Burlington. Quite a few Cdn VTXers you might want to consider joing candianxriders.com as well
I'm in Waterloo. Not too far from Burlington, myself.

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I'm in Waterloo. Not too far from Burlington, myself.
Isn't Waterloo just the snobby part of Kitchener I'm in St. Ratford. We are all the snobby part;P
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Good buy. Where are you in ON. I'm near Burlington. Quite a few Cdn VTXers you might want to consider joing candianxriders.com as well
Did a search for that site.....no dice?!?

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Isn't Waterloo just the snobby part of Kitchener I'm in St. Ratford. We are all the snobby part;P
Now....who could hate on the home town of Justin Bieber?

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