Wow. That wasn’t hard at all. So I have already technically sold my scooter. I put it up on Craigslist, and about 5 people e-mailed me back. However, a very good friend of mine just got married and is looking for a second vehicle – but can’t afford a car. He asked about my scooter, but can only afford to pay me $1,700 (I was asking $2,100 but was hoping for $1,800) … and he can’t buy it until February (once he’s saved up enough money). He said he definitely wants to buy the scooter, as long as I’m willing to wait for him.
Since I’m not in a rush to sell the scooter, I think I’m going to sell it to him. I could probably get a few hundred dollars more if I sold it to someone off Craigslist, but I want to help him out, and I like the idea of selling my scooter to someone I know. He’ll take good care of it.
The only thing I’ll be losing is 3 month’s worth of insurance … which is only about $50, so I’m not too concerned. I’m sure he’d pay me an extra $50 for the hassle of holding the scooter until February, but it’s not that big of a deal to me.
I put up an ad on Craigslist last night for my scooter, as well as advertised it on my Facebook profile. So far, I have 2 friends who are potentially interested in it, and one person from Craigslist who is thinking of seeing it this weekend.
I am considering selling my scooter. Since I’ve lived here in Vancouver, I’ve driven it only a handful of times. I’m not comfortable riding it on the mainland, with such crazy, rushed drivers everywhere … and I don’t think I ever will be. Even when I need to get somewhere, and it would be so much more convenient to ride my scooter, I either walk or take public transportation. I don’t even think of my scooter as a transportation option anymore, so that’s why I know I wouldn’t regret selling it.
It was perfect for my hometown, where there’s way less people, there are no freeways and highways connecting the different parts of down, and generally everything goes at a slower pace. But right now, it’s just sitting in my parking stall, collecting dust.
So. I bought it 2 years ago for $2,200. I put $800 worth of upgrades on it, and as of earlier this year, it was the only scooter in the province of its make and model with this particular race kit upgrade.
Anyway, I was thinking of listing it on Craigslist. Probably for $2,000 OBO. Ideally I’d like to get $1,800 for it, but it might be unrealistic in November. I could wait until the spring, but I might as well list now and see what happens.