Craigslist is so pervasive that I don't see a need to goto eBAY for anything other than aftermarket parts. I drove 200mi to see the GW trike I bought. Got the ad out of CL but in a locale farther away from me.Would you buy a Gold Wing (1990 or there-a-bouts) on ebay, sight unseen? Seems a little reckless, yet I see a lot of bids for a lot of bikes. If you were tempted to place an ebay bid, what precautions (if any) would you take?
Absolutely.... I got a firm price from a dealer in SC and I was ready to drive to SC with my 98 Wing and trade her in on the new 2009 and ride home. I tried one last time to buy from a dealer in Pa but the locals would not match it. The week before I was going to SC I found a dealer in Chaddsford who said he would match the price from SC. As it was I actually got a better deal from the dealer in Pa, because I refused to pay the set up and destination fee of $700. The dealer in SC was not charging any fees except regular document fees. So I basically got an extra $700 for my bike on trade.How about a new goldwing on e-bay I see lots of new 2010-12 ones for lots cheaper than my local dealer.