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    Super-Fast Redneck Array jschapansky's Avatar
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    is a U break U buy policy on a test ride OK?

    I wanna know if it is cool to tell someone if they drop the bike or break it on the test ride in any way due to neglegence or ignorance, should i make them buy it at full asking price? good idea? cause im selling my bike and that what i wanna do.
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    glowing ghostie! Array gordopolis's Avatar
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    I think ANYTHING is fair, as long as you say it up front. The other party can "take it or leave it."

    But words mean nothing... how can you enforce such a rule?

    If you want to go that direction, you need the money in your hand -- and I don't mean a personal cheque that's going to bounce! Cash or banker's draft.

    BTW, I would not put any limitations on the "you break it, you buy it" rule. You could say "...due to neglegence or ignorance..." but then you get into arguments about "it was just an accident" or "that car cut me off!" (What car!?) Forget that. You break it, you buy it, and I don't care how it happened.

    Call me paranoid, but I subscribe heavily to the COVER YOUR ASS strategy. Besides, you will weed out a lot of the non-serious buyers this way.

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    Most sellers are very trusting —to the point of being naive —when it comes to test drives. Ask to see a driver's license and insurance card and write down both numbers. Graciously explain, "My insurance agent requires it." Most insurance policies cover the car if you lend it to a friend or acquaintance to drive, but remember, if there's a test-drive accident, it will affect your rates. Check with your insurance agent to discuss your liability before you sell.

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    Re: is a U break U buy policy on a test ride OK?

    Originally posted by jschapansky
    I wanna know if it is cool to tell someone if they drop the bike or break it on the test ride in any way due to neglegence or ignorance, should i make them buy it at full asking price? good idea? cause im selling my bike and that what i wanna do.
    It's very cool. In fact, tell them if they're really serious, you
    can ride it, if you'll spot me the cash till you're back.

    I always second that with an offer to get the bike checked
    over by a mechanic of their choice instead of a test ride.

    If they buy they bike, I'd pay half the inspection cost.

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    Test rides are almost always essentail for any private saleof a used bike. Everything that you can do to ensure that you won't get ripped off or end up with a broken bike is a good idea. As far as I am concerned the test ride is always the last part of a sale. I'd never let someone ride mine until all of the money figures were worked out and they wanted to buy the bike. If you can get cash in hand for the agreed price or a certified cheque, that's great.

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    You've got my support.

    u break it, you buy it. don't like it, don't try it.

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    Medium Pimpin' Array ORYX's Avatar
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    Get id first, make sure it's not fake and that they have several pieces. I just had a $5000 mountainbike stolen this week by a man whom pretended to be interested, he gave me his wallet as collateral for a testride round the neighborhood and just booked it. He acted suspicious & I did not want to let him leavy my driveway with the bike but reluctantly did after persuasion from my father. Be very aware, anything strange and you could be hooped. If you do decide to let them testride get a money order made out to you in the full amount or cash befrore they ride it.

    As for you break it you buy it, I think it's only fair. You're letting them ride and possibly buy your baby. If they dump it it's the least they can do.
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    I offer a full refund for 30 mins.

    It weeds out the test pilots and looky loos too. Just add a clause to the sales contract offering full refund in 30 mins if the bike is not as described. This gives the buyer plenty of opportunity to test ride the bike and ensure all is as it should be.

    I will also offer to take the bike to the shop of his choice to have it checked out at his/her expense.

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    get 'em to line up with their ID and all, you gotta see cash in hand, escrow the funds if need be, make 'em sign on the dotted line of honest intent, get shit written in triplacate, whatever process you choose to reach the desicion to hand over those keys.
    then bring out the video camera. tell 'em you're gonna film it, and then not only will you have evidence against them should they fuck shit up, you will also post it up on every canadian sportbike website out there, effectively making it a bit more difficult for them to find a bike because everyone gets a good laugh at whatever boneheaded actions you may or may not capture on said film.
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    Re: Re: is a U break U buy policy on a test ride OK?

    Originally posted by Commuter Boy
    It's very cool. In fact, tell them if they're really serious, you
    can ride it, if you'll spot me the cash till you're back.

    I always second that with an offer to get the bike checked
    over by a mechanic of their choice instead of a test ride.

    If they buy they bike, I'd pay half the inspection cost.

    very smart,i like the idea
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    Whach u talkn bout Willis Array smokedvw's Avatar
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    but lets say they do crash what is stoping them from getting in there car and driving away


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    Originally posted by smokedvw
    but lets say they do crash what is stoping them from getting in there car and driving away
    if you've got the money...and still got the bike...i'd say you've come out a winner!

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    Originally posted by smokedvw
    but lets say they do crash what is stoping them from getting in there car and driving away
    Who cares if they do! You've got the money up front!

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    Registered User Array jeffy74's Avatar
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    Originally posted by smokedvw
    but lets say they do crash what is stoping them from getting in there car and driving away
    Who cares if they do! You've got the money up front!

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    I asked my autoplan agent if there is such thing as test ride insurance. Sure enough there is!

    That way if anything happens, it's on them - not your insurance premiums.

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