A great place to buy a motorcycle is eBay. However, there's a lot of scammers out there on the Web, and many of them use eBay. That means you have to watch out and be careful. The best rule of thumb is if anything feels wrong, walk away from the sale. If you're getting a bad vibe from a seller or they request something weird. Look for a different bike.
Here are three specific things to watch out for:
Try to keep things in the States. When you use a seller outside of the U.S. even if they're legitimate, the process likely won't be as smooth as you want it to be.
You can avoid this by shopping locally. Narrow your search to within 100 miles or less. That way you can easily get the bike you purchase and even go inspect it before you buy. I bought my first bike through eBay by contacting the seller and then driving over to his house and paying cash.
Skip Sellers With Private Feedback
Anyone not showing their feedback is hiding something. If you want to avoid any issues with an eBay sale, stick to sellers who show their feedback and have a positive reviews from buyers.
A Good Deal is Often Too Good to Be True
The old adage applies. If it's too good to be true, it probably is. That doesn't mean you write off every good deal as a scam. What it does mean is that you're extra careful when you see a great deal.
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