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    Boy has things changed in 10 years

    I have decided to sell off all my remaining 3 wheeler parts that I have collected for decades. I posted a couple parts on Facebook groups and nobody knows me after being gone for 10 years. Nobody trusts me and thinks I am a scammer, lol. Of those here that remember me know that is the farthest from the truth you could get. I have a personal policy that I will not take Pay Pal for anything over $100 unless it is F&F and they jumped all over that. I will not go into the details of why I will not do it but there are for a fact a few loopholes that you can be defrauded as a seller. I just prefer to loose the sale rather than loose the parts and money.

    Anyway, I may be listing 350X and ATC 70 parts for sale in the near future. If anyone remembers me from here I would appreciate if you commented on my posts to reassure the newer people that they will not be cheated by me. I post clear pictures and hide nothing on things I sell, Just been 10 years since I have been around. I will start posting stuff for sale hopefully around the middle of next week

    Thanks,
    Eric
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    Hey Eric,

    Good luck with your sale. Hopefully tear yourself away from those Oldsmobiles long enough to pop in here and say hello from time to time.

    You are definitely going to get some resistance on your PayPal policy though. The Good and Services option is in place to protect the buyer and the seller.
    I won't pay a stranger as little as $20 without that assurance.

    You, I know personally and would have no problem with F&F, but no way I'd do that with a stranger / internet acquaintance.

    Hopefully I run into you again someday. I miss your TrikeFest hill climbing antics.

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    I will still be around eventually. 3 wheelers will always be in my heart. I am going to make it to trikefest again sometime as long as it is still going on. I may be on a sxs but I will be there. I need to check because it is possible I could make it this year. My usual Oldsmobile event that happens that weekend is not going to happen now so I may be good to go. I totally understand people not wanting to pay F&F, I will not buy from a stranger that way either unless someone else I know says he is ok. The Oldsmobile world is SO MUCH different than the 3 wheeler community. the Olds community is like family even if you don't know each other. I have always agreed with Bill on the fact that the 3 wheeler community is its own worst enemy sometimes. I have been spoiled buy the Oldsmobile crowd.
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    Just thought, I will still have our blue second gen 70. I can still hill climb with it.
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    REO Speed Wagon!

    Although R.E. left Oldsmobile before GM acquired it, shame on GM for eventually destroying such a historical, and at one time, a performance brand.

    All the talk about Henry Ford, but Ransom Eli Olds was the true pioneer.

    I've read this book and for anyone wanting to munch down on early US car history between Olds and Ford, it's a good read.
    https://www.amazon.com/Car-Crazy-Sup.../dp/1610395514

    The 1960's Toronados were some of the best looking cars of the era. They were like a concept car that made it into production. Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on V8 front wheel drive...
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    So where are these 350x parts listed?
    I do not do socialist Facebook !
    And rarely do PayPal except to buy from established bussiness...
    I don't know the old community but early bronco community on classic broncos rules and those guys are probably just as nicest people ever to want to help other bronco people so it's probably very similar to the olds It's good that they're still groups of good people out there

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    I took the listings down. I think I have a local going to buy me out of all of it maybe. After adding this up, I hope he don't. I will get far more out of it if I sell it myself. At least going by sold listings on ebay, this stuff is selling for more than I expected.
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    Geez, didn't anyone stand up for you in the group??

    There are plenty of scammers but I'd think your buddies would vouch for you...
    [SIZE=4]WHO IS Q?? SERIOUSLY - DID THEY EXPOSE ALL THEIR CRIMES JUST TO DISTRACT US?? JUST MADE US MORE FURIOUS!![/B]

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    Quote Originally Posted by jensenracing77 View Post
    I took the listings down. I think I have a local going to buy me out of all of it maybe. After adding this up, I hope he don't. I will get far more out of it if I sell it myself. At least going by sold listings on ebay, this stuff is selling for more than I expected.
    And there's the problem, the prices have risen so dramatically lately that the scammers have noticed. It's a good time to be selling but people aren't going to just trust you because we're in the trike community together, and I agree that's a shame.

    Good luck with your sale and even if you don't get top dollar, you'll be helping a local guy and you won't have to worry about getting scammed out of parts and payment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jensenracing77 View Post
    I took the listings down. I think I have a local going to buy me out of all of it maybe. After adding this up, I hope he don't. I will get far more out of it if I sell it myself. At least going by sold listings on ebay, this stuff is selling for more than I expected.
    I thought a local would probably snatch this up. I have always considered Brazil, IN to be one of the biggest trike hotbed areas in the country.

    In no particular order:
    Brazil, IN
    Chautauqua County, NY
    Mexico, MO
    El Cajon, CA
    Clarion County, PA
    Surprise, AZ

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    Looking to purchase a clean OEM '86 350x front fender if you got one. Let me know. Thank-you.
    Presently own:
    1986 Honda atc350X
    1985 Honda atc250r
    1984 Honda 200es Big Red
    1983 Honda atc185s
    1985 Honda atc70
    1975 Honda Z50 mini bike
    OEM Hondaline Utility Trailer (mint condition - as new)
    1989 Honda FL400R Pilot - newly acquired.
    1968 Corvette L36 427/390HP convertible

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    All the scammers want F&F on PayPal, and everyone has been repeatedly been warned not to use it for tangible goods due to all the scammers, its mentioned on the Facebook groups i am in nearly daily. So yeah you are going to come off looking bad asking for F&F.

    You are better off tossing everything on eBay if you want to accept electronic payments and ship the parts, FB marketplace is honestly only good for local in person sales these days, if you ship you're thought of as a scammer, if you want F&F they think you are a scammer... Just how it is.
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    1981 ATC200 "Little Red"
    1982 ATC200E "Hondie"

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    wild200x is offline At The Back Of The Pack Arm chair racerFirst time rider
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    Eric!! I was wondering about you a couple weeks ago. I hope you are well and good. What Bill has said is true! There are a lot of good ppl in the community but a few asshats make the rest look bad. I always thought you had died jumping! lol joke.

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    lol, I have not been on anything since the Imperial Invasion in 2011. Still kicking. The Oldsmobile's have taken all my free time. For these parts, I will likely just use eBay. I hate eBay but may be best
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    Quote Originally Posted by jensenracing77 View Post
    lol, I have not been on anything since the Imperial Invasion in 2011. Still kicking. The Oldsmobile's have taken all my free time. For these parts, I will likely just use eBay. I hate eBay but may be best
    You can always raise the price to cover Paypal fees. Then offer a discount if sent via F&F.

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