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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 22-May-2019, 09:40 PM (111) Thread Starter
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Where do I start looking to Buy?

I’m going to be buying my 1st BMW gsa sometime in December through March. My question is I want the 2018 1200 gsa in white and Córdoba Blue. I’m hoping to find one somewhere in a dealers back room that has not been titled yet. I’m thinking because of the 1250 and how everyone wants that model my chances might be a little better. If I cannot find one I might be able to get a great deal on a used one with some goodies I want too. Where is a good place to look ? I’ve tried cycle trader. If I went to a BMW shop could and would they check other dealers stock and possibly ship to Columbus Ohio? Thanks all. Ride safe and God Bless.
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The BMW Club Motorcycle Owners of America (MOA) has lots of bikes for sale. Their website says "non-members can browse the Marketplace and use the Contact button in an ad to email a member".

https://www.bmwmoa.org/default.aspx

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Where do I start looking to Buy?

Go here and look around: https://advrider.com/f/forums/bikes.52/

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If you're not going to be buying a bike until at least December, it appears to me to be a little early to start looking. What ever you find now may very well be long gone by that time. Just my $0.02...
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I used a craigslist search engine nation wide to find mine. Fly in and ride home!
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Is a used one for you also an option?
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Yes I will also be looking for a used one. Like I said I might even get one with some stuff I need on it. Thanks for all the advice. I know it seems early I’m just excited! Who know I might find something now even. Thanks again. Ride safe and God bless.
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Good Luck

I had the same game plan two months ago. After watching 3 bikes disappear after a couple of days of bookmarking them I decided that I needed to have my checkbook ready. When I found another one in early May come online near me I immediately contacted the guy and told him not to sell the bike until I could look at it, since I would buy it if it lived up to specs. I made it the following evening and wrote him a check after about twenty minutes. He had already received another offer from somebody out of state, but told him that he was meeting me first. You will need to be quick to get the used bike that you really want!
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Cycle trader and eBay tend to have the highest of prices in used bikes online IMO.

Craigslist, Forums and Facebook marketplace are where the good deals can be had.

If I were you I would take the time between now and December to be on the lookout for that sweet deal that might just come up unexpectedly.

If that unreal deal comes up though you have to be able to strike and get it, otherwise you might regret it.

In reality the only time you get a really good deal on a used bike is when the seller wants to unload it super quick and is willing to take a hit on it.
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