I do the same thing with every online picture of an item for sale. Most people don't sell or market items for a living so it becomes evident quickly. On the same note you can also spot the people that market for a living.when i am buying something, not just a motorcycle but i'll use that as an example. i look for more info in the pics. i like to see the garage, the condition, are things hanging or is there junk all over the floor. i look at the house and or the yard if it's in the photo. i look at the way the item was shot; any out of focus pictures is a move on signal. i like the vital info upfront. i don't know how many ads on Facebook (for ex.) do not include CCs, condition of tires, or MILEAGE. the recent bike i bought looked good, guy came right back with info. i drove 120 miles but the bike was sold when i pulled in the driveway. it was as described and all the other boxes were checked.
Always loved the look of the road star and Stratoliner.I like the ads where the bike is sitting outside, with wet concrete and suds still there from a well deserved wash. A big tarp is tossed off to one side.
"Virtually showroom condition", the ad says.
Me? Why yes, I DO know what "Virtually showroom condition" actually means.
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We once drove from St Louis to Chicago to buy a bike that was "like new"
Evidently, the seller posted pictures of a different bike because this one looked like salvage.
Another "like new" bike looked as if it had never spent a day covered from the weather. What COULD be rusted WAS rusted.