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Re: Sale or Return?
Reply #10 on: 09 Nov 19, 03:15:04
Because he no longer wishes to leave the bike with the dealer.
It's his bike, dealer cannot keep it, nor can the dealer chase him for payment as there is no written agreement.





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Re: Sale or Return?
Reply #11 on: 09 Nov 19, 04:15:21
You may, or may not like this but in my absolutely honest opinion (since you are asking for advice in general), putting the legalities aside for one moment (and the semantics), I have always believed a man's word is his bond. Two months or two years, there is a lot of time and effort that goes into creating a half decent sales add, of which it's a job I personally do not relish. Do you really want to get caught up in a war of words of what was (or was not) said? I'm sure they'll do you a good turn should you ever return to buy a bike or have some service work in the future... and it is good Karma!

I personally would pay it, and walk away the wiser for it. You can create your own Autotr***r add (which I think is around £40? for six weeks) and see how you fare. I can only imagine it's not a pleasant job selling bikes at this time of year.

I make no apologise for my personal opinions.

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Re: Sale or Return?
Reply #12 on: 09 Nov 19, 06:48:22
Personally I`d ask them to show me in details documents which can confirm that this money which they are asking are in totall for what they did. Before that everything is soft arguments that they want`s money for their job
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Re: Sale or Return?
Reply #13 on: 10 Nov 19, 09:50:12
A verbal contract is legally binding, so long as they can prove it’s a ‘common practice & price’ so be careful
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Re: Sale or Return?
Reply #14 on: 10 Nov 19, 09:53:58
Yes. But try proving what was said.

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Re: Sale or Return?
Reply #15 on: 14 Nov 19, 03:43:29
Personally, irrespective of how the agreement was done, written or verbal, if you asked someone to market your bike for you then I see no reason why you wouldn’t be responsible for any costs incurred in doing so.

I've sold many bikes in the past, the cost of doing so has always mounted up, I've always tried to get the bike to show room standard before selling so agree many hours are spent valeting it. It also takes time to put together a good advert & then you have the costs of ebay, autotrader & the likes, its easy to see why a business would want a few hundred quid to do this.

Unfortunately trying to sell a sports bike in the Autumn is never ideal, its well known that they sell faster as the warmer drier weather arrives, of course a salesman will always say it’s a popular model & would sell in no time! If he told you it would take a year to sell you probably wouldn’t have left it with him to sell.

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Re: Sale or Return?
Reply #16 on: 14 Nov 19, 03:51:39
*Originally Posted by d5aul [+]
of course a salesman will always say it’s a popular model & would sell in no time! If he told you it would take a year to sell you probably wouldn’t have left it with him to sell.

So why should the OP pay advertising costs if the salesman was dishonest?