Buying Bikes Out of State

bratt

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Ok the deal is we are looking at purchasing two bikes from out of state. The question we have is how to pay without getting ripped off? The seller is willing to ship the bikes but the main hang up is how to pay and guarantee that he will ship them once he has the money? Also we want to be able to assure the seller that we are not going to rip him off either. It's a delicate situation with all the fake money order scams floating around. Has anyone here had any experience with this?

Thanks,
Gina
 
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The only "real" way to do it is have an attorney hold the funds in escrow. When the bikes arrive, he/she sends the money.
 

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Whatcha Gettin'????   :yeehaw:
 

JuliusPleaser

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Ask a DRNer to help. What state is it?
 
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I have made 3-4 transactions like this in the last year. We used escrow.com every time and have been very satisfied.
Go to their website and give it a look. A lot cheaper than getting a dang lawyer involved.
 
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Thanks for the link! Should prove very helpful.
 

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Thanks everyone I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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Hey G! How's your Aussie ?

Okay the first bike I bought from Seattle spankin' new KX250.

The 2nd you saw was 1 year old KTM 250 EXC RFS from a guy in San Fransisco.

Both were No sells on an auction site ( to remain nameless ). Aftert a few E-Mails the deals were done. Both gents, one took Credit Card the other Money Order, were stand up and decent. So much so that I still talk to the first on e-mail and the 2nd on my cell phone.

Believe in the fact that most people in the world are decent and when dealing in bikes they represent themselves. They would not state a condition if it was not so and would not really overprice a bike unless it was worth it.

Believe in people and remember that after a few correspondance you can probably read the intent.

Hey if I ever get burned ( just bought an electric babeque grill for my brother in law for Christmas - he told someone that is what he wanted ), I deserve it. Bought lots over the web and all was good.

Good Luck with my 2c

Alasdair