Originally Posted by LatrobeDude
I have mine listed too here in the classifieds as 'make an offer' - got none so far, except someone from Craigslist offering me $10k. (ha ha ha).
I have been watching the bikes on ebay (2009 k1300gt) and there is little demand and I see them only get to around $14k before the reserve is not met and the auction ends.
I am in the same predicament I would like to unload and get a decent buck so that I can buy a new car, but looks like I am stuck right now due to no demand and the economy.
I share your pain. I know you have had service issues and had your bike off the road extended periods waiting for it to be fixed, as have I.
I had a couple of dealers offer me $10,000 (non-BMW dealer) to $12,000 (BMW dealer). Another BMW dealer offered me $14,000 for trade on a new Goldwing, but that bike was being discounted, so that was probably over-inflated. He also offered to sell it on contingency for $15,000 net to me (he would obviously sell it for more) but that was dependent on me buying the Goldwing from him. Because they are the dealership I have had all the service issues with, did not want to deal with him on another bike. Hard to believe that a bike with a $23,000 MSRP is worth less than half of that in a year.
I would really like to get it listed on craigslist, cycletrader, online forums, etc.,before the riding season comes to an end, but am still waiting for a couple issues to be completed by another dealer I took it to. Been in there for going on 4 weeks. Combined with the 6 weeks it was off the road earlier in the season, really haven't had much chance to ride it (though had to keep making those sizable monthly payments
). I would be climbing the walls with the dealer and BMWNA, but that has proven useless in the past -- they just don't care about customer satisfaction and are ill-equipped to service these bikes. I have never experienced such frustration as dealing with these incompetent bozos. I am sure there are good dealers, but certainly haven't found one in my part of the world.
So in the interest of my blood-pressure, I just bought a new Yellow Pearl Goldwing and everything is beautiful. Put 2000 miles on it in 3 weeks and not one issue to report. Plus, my wife loves the comfort and I like the low-end torque and light feel when underway.
BTW, may have to change my avatar to the Goldwing Photo as that is my bike actually available to ride.