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Found a 2004 tw200 only about an hour from me. I have not seen it but looks great condition and he says runs great and looks perfect (like new), only used camping and a little on the road (he did have it plated and registered). He is asking $2,300 obo which seems a little high for 7 years old but it only has 350 miles on it.



I guess my fear is after 1 summer if I put on 2,000 miles then it is back to average bike for its age and worth $1,000, maybe that doesnt matter im not really looking for an investment but I like to buy and sell stuff and get decent deals.



Or is a 7 year old bike that has been sitting still age the same or maybe worse anyways so the value still should fall?



Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Found a 2004 tw200 only about an hour from me. I have not seen it but looks great condition and he says runs great and looks perfect (like new), only used camping and a little on the road (he did have it plated and registered). He is asking $2,300 obo which seems a little high for 7 years old but it only has 350 miles on it.



I guess my fear is after 1 summer if I put on 2,000 miles then it is back to average bike for its age and worth $1,000, maybe that doesnt matter im not really looking for an investment but I like to buy and sell stuff and get decent deals.



Or is a 7 year old bike that has been sitting still age the same or maybe worse anyways so the value still should fall?



Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks


I would probably buy it at that price. You can always try to haggle a little too, that is his asking price and you may get it a little cheaper. These little bikes hold their value well and I dont think it would lose too much value over another 2k miles. Just look at the e-bay prices and the prices on craigslist and you will be surprised.
 

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Just for reference, I bought a 2000 about 2 months ago with 98 miles on it. I wanted the kick start (last year for it) and that color combination (just like blue/white combos). I paid $2500 and it was about a 5 hour drive both ways. I was (and am) very happy with it. I'm at about 460 miles now.
 

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thanks! Im going to check it out and maybe buy it today if looks as stated.
 

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The prices down your way seem good to me. I live in Alberta Canada and guys are asking:

$3500 for 2004.

$4000 for 2008.

$3900 for 2003.

These are stock bikes. No extras. I just paid $2000 for a 1995 with 5700 km. on it.

I just got tired of looking and considering

where to buy and what year and price.
 

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I bought a new leftover 09 in feb 10 for $3200
 

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The prices down your way seem good to me. I live in Alberta Canada and guys are asking:

$3500 for 2004.

$4000 for 2008.

$3900 for 2003.

These are stock bikes. No extras. I just paid $2000 for a 1995 with 5700 km. on it.

I just got tired of looking and considering

where to buy and what year and price.


Canada prices must be higher....

Minnesota dealer has a new one for $3900
 

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yes canadian prices are higher, ijust paid 3250.00 for a 2006 tw with 950 kms and was happy because it was close to home,other nearest bike was 300 miles away.everything is much higher in canada.
 

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Value like beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you can find something that is within the price you are willing to pay and its in a good condition its worth far more than the one you MAY find for a couple of hundred bucks cheaper tomorrow. Hey, what is a day or week or months riding worth (certainly I'd pay a few buck to be riding in August rather than waiting until September). I bought a bike with 300 miles on it and several years old. I knew I'd feel better on that bike than a newer one that I knew nothing about how it had been treated. TWs are good value and yes they can go down in price with age, you will have to destroy it to lose more than half its value. But hey value search is part of the fun, but its not the best part - thats the riding. Good luck. Tom

A good value is "a little bit less than I would have paid". Am I happy? Did the kids go without shoes so I could ride this scooter? Will remember the price I could have gotten had I waited longer in a few years?
 
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