Thursday, March 27, 2008

Taking Care of Moto-Business

March was to be "buy a motorcycle and sell it on eBay" month for me. Due to a variety of slack-inducing factors such as guests, colds, and total lack of motivation, I haven't acheived this particular goal yet. I know I've still got four days left in the month, so maybe I'll find something to buy and list, at least.

Recently there was a pretty 1984 Honda Nighthawk 700 for sale on craigslist for a great price. I took too darn long pondering the purchase and by the time I called, some other savvy bastard bought.

The lesson I learned is: stop over-analyzing, get out there and hustle.

A few days ago, I realized I've spent a solid year (more, actually) researching this business idea, watching craigslist, figuring out how much bikes are worth, how I can make a profit, and so on. I won't claim to be an expert, but I'm as close as I can get without digging in and selling some darn motorcycles.

So I guess what I really need to do now is overcome my fear and loathing of my cell phone and, y'know, call people and look at bikes. Moving, shaking, wheeling and dealing, here I come.

5 comments:

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Well,
It at leasts sounds like a good idea.

Good luck with it!

Keep us posted if you follow through.

Lucky said...

Thanks, and don't worry, you'll get updates here on the blog.

Noam Sayin' said...

Try this site:

http://www.propertyroom.com/itemdetails.aspx?l=4436438

Noam Sayin' said...

Crap. That link didn't come through completely.

I'm sure you'll be able to find it.

Lucky said...

Noam - woo! Cop bikes!

See, I think they'd be fun as hell to buy, paint flat black and take to town, but apparently no one else agrees with me...

I'll keep an eye on that site though.

sign me,

Kenya Diggit