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It looks like I might be making a trade with a guy out in Oregon for my Sportster chopper. I am looking for some advice as to how to make sure the deal goes down above board and keeps everyone happy. I found a shipping company that is offering a reasonable price to move the bikes across the country. I wanted to see if anyone had experience in trading with someone and how the deal went. All of my other experiences have been face to face or involved a cash transaction for goods. I've never done a coast to coast deal this big. Any ideas on how to pull it off without getting ripped off?

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Best advice I could suggest is to get on a plane and check it out. But im assuming that isnt what you plan on doing. Has he sent you a video of it starting, running, close up video shots? Its a big gamble and I would have to see a bike in person before I did it.
 

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just reading it makes me suspicious ! ahah
can't you take few days of vacation and ride there?
better to do the face to face deal, there's no equivalent bike in your area?
 

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I bought my panhead sight unseen not in person but only because i had a member from the shovelhead site that I trusted ride put there and check it out for me

reach out and see if anyone on this board is local that can go check the bike out for you
 

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What are you tradeing for and how is it getting to you?
Ask your shipping company if they can hold a shipment at it's destination prior to pick up until you release it.
If they are shipping to you once you get the routeing number check the weight of the package via thier company. A common scam is to send a package with nothing in it just to show something was shipped to you.
If they are the ones who want to do the shipping have them send you a title via Fed-Ex. or don't send your package until you get what you want.
Good Luck
 

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RE/ internet purchases.......

everyday U.P.S. delivers thousands of eBay disappointments.
 

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No way.

Unless what you're trading for is some sort of one of a kind rare piece you can't live without, find something closer you can eyeball in person. Dozens of ways that deal can go wrong even if the other guy is above board.
 

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I have a bridge for sale too, if you are interested. I can ship by ship, but I need the ten million up front to cover my cost. That is a smart ass way of saying NO, on the purchase.
 
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