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Title: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: beezermacc on 04.01. 2015 23:05
As our bikes become more desirable and therefore valuable it seems our world is being increasingly looked in upon by those who are only interested in making money and hijacking our passion for their profit. I enjoy reading the adverts, particularly Ebay, where fiction and greed seem to go hand-in-hand. Are we idiots? - Obviously not! But there must be some idiots out there who think that we will fall for their cr4p! I was drawn to an advert for an A10, written with a tone of absolute authority, which made me cringe and laugh at the same time. The advert is obviously intended to appeal to somebody with a wad of spare cash, gets drunk in front of his PC, has nostalgic thoughts about the good old days, decides to buy a motorbike, and knows nothing about BSA A10's. The price might or might not be fair in today's climate, however I remember buying a bike a bit like this for £60, in 1979, but the description is.... well..... what do you think??!! (Don't forget to look at the pictures!)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-A10-Golden-Flash-/321628294176?rmvSB=true&clk_rvr_id=759217328571 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-A10-Golden-Flash-/321628294176?rmvSB=true&clk_rvr_id=759217328571)
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: muskrat on 04.01. 2015 23:34
Yep, coffee all over my screen *ex*.
56-57 frame, 61 SR cases, looks like its been made up out of swap meet parts.
Cheers
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: bikerbob on 05.01. 2015 17:05
The correct title for one of these is a BITSA you see them all the time on ebay. Perfectly OK as long as you are aware of what you are paying for.
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: RichardL on 05.01. 2015 19:58
There is a word for such an arrogant, haughty, conceited, disdainful, overbearing, pompous, condescending, superior, patronizing, imperious, proud, snobbish, snobby, smug, scornful and sneering attitude, but I like all of these synonyms better. (OK, OK, I am trying not to be these things, whether it appears so or not.)

Richard L.
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: chaterlea25 on 05.01. 2015 23:35
Hi All,
Heres another (clueless??) optimist

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-Rocket-Goldstar-replica-1960-8-/310979312474?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item4867cfbb5a

Or this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-A10-ROCKET-GOLD-STAR-REPLICA-1959-MOT-EXEMPT-HISTORIC-VEHICLE-/191457107291?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item2c93bb9d5b

 *conf* *conf* *conf* *conf* *conf*
John
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: unclerob on 06.01. 2015 11:09
What I find puzzling is that reading those 2 adverts you'd say they were written by the same person.....yet different locations and names?
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: jachenbach on 06.01. 2015 11:44
I don't disagree with all the other comments, but all I could think looking at these ads was "damn, there's more A10s for sale on that side of the pond than I've seen in my lifetime."
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: muskrat on 06.01. 2015 11:53
"What I find puzzling is that reading those 2 adverts you'd say they were written by the same person.....yet different locations and names?"
I thought that too. Leads me to think one if not both is/are a scam.
Cheers
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: a10gf on 06.01. 2015 12:55
To me it looks like legit sellers\listings, the info about the bikes is good\adequate.

No claims of being some unique, fantastic, original bikes, on the contrary clearly giving important info, examples: "we are not suggesting this is a Goldstar"  "THIS IS NOT A SHOW BIKE" "gearbox will need some attention before the bike could be used" etc.

All in all, no signs of any scam, just some used bikes. Worth the asking price? Up to any potential buyer to ask questions\do some research before parting with any money.
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: bsa-bill on 07.01. 2015 17:19
My brother has spotted this on Ebay and wanted to know my thoughts

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bsa-starfire-250-/281553320889?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item418de2bbb9

a DVLA check of the Reg comes up with "not found", I said I'd ask if anyone has any info on it

adm edit: removed [email] from link
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: RichardL on 07.01. 2015 17:38
Bill,

If you are concerned that it's a scam (and it does not seem so to me), you could ask the seller to take a closeup photo of something not shown in the listing. If they do it, it would seem a pretty good confirmation of legitimacy.

Richard L.
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: bsa-bill on 07.01. 2015 18:06
Hi Richard - yep I've asked about the reg number on the original green book, bikes listed as 1970 but H reg were 1968 I think
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: beezermacc on 07.01. 2015 20:11
Hi Richard - yep I've asked about the reg number on the original green book, bikes listed as 1970 but H reg were 1968 I think

'H' was 69/70
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: bsa-bill on 07.01. 2015 20:56
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'H' was 69/70
Hi  beezermacc

Yes - realized that eventually (working back through vehicles I'd owned)
seems genuine - depends what Bro wants to go to

admin edit: changed [email] into quote ;O)
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: duTch on 07.01. 2015 21:40
 Hola Folks- Happy Days. ... apart from the 'War and Peace' type description, unless my eyes have gone more funny the bit that has me baffled is this ....
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  The front brake is the correct win leading shoe set up fitted from 1968 onward it is working correctly, 
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: Topdad on 08.01. 2015 10:08
Yep,caught my attention as well, might be '68 but not of an A10 , is it off an early A65?, regards Bob
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: Greybeard on 08.01. 2015 10:41
There is a word for such an arrogant, haughty, conceited, disdainful, overbearing, pompous, condescending, superior, patronizing, imperious, proud, snobbish, snobby, smug, scornful and sneering attitude, but I like all of these synonyms better. (OK, OK, I am trying not to be these things, whether it appears so or not.)
Richard L.

Ooh, who swallowed a thesaurus then?  ;)
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: duTch on 08.01. 2015 12:19

 Yeah Bob, far as I can gather(from my two seconds of research), the TWIN leading shoe(not 'win') were fitted to Lightning,Spitfire and Firebird ('L','S','F') from '68 till the Conical season, but this isn't even a TLS.... *????*

 I dunno what hub/brake that is and don't even care, thing is the words kindov may be fitting with something, but they don't really seem to gel with this bike
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: RichardL on 08.01. 2015 12:51
There is a word for such an arrogant, haughty, conceited, disdainful, overbearing, pompous, condescending, superior, patronizing, imperious, proud, snobbish, snobby, smug, scornful and sneering attitude, but I like all of these synonyms better. (OK, OK, I am trying not to be these things, whether it appears so or not.)
Richard L.

Ooh, who swallowed a thesaurus then?  ;)

Only thought these words might apply to the seller B'macc originally outed. The others probably don't deserve so much criticism.  With regard to swallowaing a thesaurus, believe me, it was much easier than the T-Rex.

Richard L.
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: duTch on 08.01. 2015 19:42
 
Sometimes hard to pick just the right word   *smile*

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it was much easier than the T-Rex.

  *eek*....you did THAT to Marc Bolan....??
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: RichardL on 08.01. 2015 20:02
I'm glad I said "the" T-Rex. Should have avoided confusion.

Anyway, I thought the band was more amusing in their pre '70 Tyrannosaurus Rex days, when they sounded like the chipmunks.

Richard L.

 
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: Topdad on 09.01. 2015 12:17
Bloody hell Richard , "chipmunks" , you're showing your age , and your street creed would have been higher had you stuck with T-rex  *roll* , cheers Bob
Title: Re: shark infested water.... hilarious!
Post by: RichardL on 09.01. 2015 12:25
I'm so misunderstood! But, if it makes for more laughs, I guess my job is done.  *smile*

For a second there, I completely forgot what we were talking about. So, the message is, as with everything, buyer beware.

Richard L.