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So I've been watching craigslist.
There are about 30 VTX's, some really good deals.
But it seems not many are selling.
I haven't seen any ads removed in the past few weeks.

I know its not very accurate but it still looks bleak.

Is it bikes in general or VTX's?
 

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I know it took me a while to sell mine but then again mine wasn't close to stock. I had a lot of people interested but it most likely came down to financing. In the banks eyes at the time my bike was worth 5k and most would only finance up to 150% of that.
 

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Appears to be bikes in general. A friend has had his 09 Anniversary HD street glide for sale over a year, its loaded and has dropped price numerous times. Who ever gets it will get a bargain.
 

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The bike has to be either very special/unique so the buyer just has to have it or it has to be cheap/obvious deal. Times are tough for selling/buyers market and it will get worse/economy before better imo
 

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I just bought my VTX a few weeks ago.

I can tell you that the only reason I bought it was that it was a good deal.

If the seller had had the bike listed for book value it would still be sitting there. I hate to say it, but book value is crap in this market. My bike was priced $600 under KBB, and $950 under Kelly. It was $1,300 under what the bank said loan value was as well.

And it came with extras. 2 covers. 2 helmets. A nice large travel bag. A bar bag. Kickstand puck. And the seller filled the tank for me.


In this market if the bike is not something special that the buyer just has to have, or cheap, its going to sit.

There is a nice looking HD Roadking 3 blocks from my house for sale. Its nice, but not special. And he wants over book for it. It has been sitting there for almost 3 months.

My friend is trying to sell her old bike. She is asking 4k for it right now. My bike is nicer, newer, has 1/3 the miles, and is a 1300 to her 750. I paid less then 4k for mine. It only needed new tires. Hers needs nothing, but its not worth 4k. Maybe 3k. Really its more like 2.5k. But she will never go that low.



And its not just bikes. Its cars to.

My mom just sold here car. Book was $4,200. It needed a little work. But was in good shape. She put it up for $3,600. 4 weeks later it was at $3,000. About 6 weeks after that $2,750. And after almost 4 months she sold it for $2,000 just to get rid of it.


My 07 Yukon has been up for sale for 6 months. I'm asking $1,000 under book with new tires, new exhaust, new wheels, new shocks, and it just got a tune up. Still can't sell it. I owe to much on it or I would drop the price more.

Its just not a sellers market.
 

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So now that take another look at the VTX's on Craiglist all most all over Kelly Blue Book.
My favorite is the 2007 listed at $12K!
It got lots of bolt-on's but KBB is $7K

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/mcy/5115623127.html
That's the problem with putting extras on a bike (any vehicle, really). You're never going to get money back out of them. Best you can hope for is to take them off and sell them separately for maybe 50% of new cost, but that only works for vehicle models that are fairly new and have a lot of other activity around them. Extras are only meaningful to a small percentage of buyers and all the places that put values to used vehicles are basically rating stock models.

12k! I bought a 2012 Victory Cross Country with 2300 miles in 2013 for $12k. I know I got a smokin' deal, but still... There were endless ones available in the 13's. No way a 2007 VTX is worth close to that.

Rob
 

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So now that take another look at the VTX's on Craiglist all most all over Kelly Blue Book.
My favorite is the 2007 listed at $12K!
It got lots of bolt-on's but KBB is $7K

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/mcy/5115623127.html
I don't think you could even get 7K for that. It's a MS batwing, not a full fairing. He's way overvaluing the low mileage imo. The best and I mean very best custom VTX has a hard time reaching for 10-11K
 

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Well, your X is definitely one of a kind man. Haven't ever seen another tie-dye paint job on an X!!! I hope it brings the big bucks!!
 
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