I am that guy. You are wrong though. Sorry for you, but more than likely those people who get there before you do it for a reason besides dumb luck. Whenever a new bike within 125 miles of me is posted within certain criteria it comes directly to my phone as soon as the ad goes live. If I beat you on a bike, tough luck for you, but everything is for sale for the right price.
In today's economy, I know several people who flip bikes to make a living to feed their family (i.e. where the love is) and I can respect that without losing any sleep. It's not a easy living. It involves scouring endless contacts sources long hours (filtering BS for a living really), taking chances, and driving long distances to pick up and haul bikes. It's not like magical unicorns drop choppers outta the sky into these peoples laps while they drink cosmopolitans off bellybuttons around the heated jacuzzi full of strippers on top of Mulholland Drive. They work their asses off, get fat, have horrible social lives (cause they're always too tired to show up at the bar) and have bad breath from drinking 48 hour blend coffee (that's my Twin Peaks reference for the day).
It's not like magical unicorns drop choppers outta the sky into these peoples laps while they drink cosmopolitans off bellybuttons around the heated jacuzzi full of strippers on top of Mulholland Drive.
actually, this is how i live every day of my awesome life.
im pretty liberal, but making money is what we all get up in the morning to do. some peeps buy low, sell high (motorcycles, stocks, weed, etc...) and some sling a hammer. just a means to an end. dont hate dude. it just comes across as being a lil jealous.
If I had the extra cash and saw a bike being sold, "under-priced", I'd snag it and flip it. Amd no, I wouldnt sell cheap to share the love. If I knew someone needed abike and there where "circumstances", thats a different story.
I would sell the bike for a reasonable too me price. Its mine. I bought it, and I can set the price.
I give props to those that by low and sell high. Thats the way you do it.
Buy high and sell low. Thats how you wind up broke. Or working for the government.........
im doin the same with this ninja 250. bike is mint. 02 small crack in plastic by turn signal. new tires and front brakes. paid 750 and a coleman powermate from like 1987 and nabbed it. its a 1500 bike all day.