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Old 12-08-2012, 06:30 AM   #31
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Thread Resurrection!

I'm going to be saying goodbye to my faithful steed Izzy in PA also. However, she isn't really worth alot as a whole bike now (she's had a hard life), so I'm looking for a charity to take her off my hands, and then part her out. For whatever reason, the previous owner put a FMF exhaust on her (probably a bit of a waste on a KLR 250, but certainly fun), so there's value in parts.

Does anyone know of any worthwhile charities in the area, and have contact details? If they have the paperwork ready when I pull in, they get the keys (and all the tools/parts/accesories I can't afford to carry in my luggage).
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:14 PM   #32
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I still don't really get it, maybe you can help me out with your experiance: if i want to buy a bike in puntas arenas and want to drive north towards argentina, peru, ecuador, where will be the exact problem? I can sell it again in chile, right?
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:30 PM   #33
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I still don't really get it, maybe you can help me out with your experiance: if i want to buy a bike in puntas arenas and want to drive north towards argentina, peru, ecuador, where will be the exact problem? I can sell it again in chile, right?
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My understanding is: Legally you are only allowed to leave the Zona Franca for 90 (maybe 180) days per year.

The best situation is to sell it to a local that will use it locally and maybe take some trips.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:11 AM   #34
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My understanding is: Legally you are only allowed to leave the Zona Franca for 90 (maybe 180) days per year.

The best situation is to sell it to a local that will use it locally and maybe take some trips.
That's true if you want to buy a bike imported under the "Zona Franca" regime to save some taxes. If you buy a new bike and choose to pay the 19% IVA, the bike is free to go anywhere.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:30 AM   #35
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Thanks, makes things a little clearer. I just wanted to buy a bike that takes me further north, for about 4-5 months. So i guess punta arenas is not the place for that? Better go a bit by bus and buy the bike somewhere else in argentina/chile?
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:54 AM   #36
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Thanks, makes things a little clearer. I just wanted to buy a bike that takes me further north, for about 4-5 months. So i guess punta arenas is not the place for that? Better go a bit by bus and buy the bike somewhere else in argentina/chile?
If you buy a Chilean bike it is best to plan on returning it to Chile, whether you leave it or sell it.

If you buy a bike in Ecuador (with Ecuadorian tags) it is best to return to Ecuador and leave it/sell it there.

Make sense?

What is your tentative route?
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:22 AM   #37
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Thanks, makes things a little clearer. I just wanted to buy a bike that takes me further north, for about 4-5 months. So i guess punta arenas is not the place for that? Better go a bit by bus and buy the bike somewhere else in argentina/chile?
Buying in Argentine will be way too expensive. Buying in the rest of Chile will probably be about the same as buying in Punta Arenas paying VAT.

If you buy a bike in Chile (PA or elsewhere) paying your taxes, you can take it anywhere and sell it. Chile wise, that is. Be aware that most countries do not allow the permanent importation of used bikes, so the recipient country's regulations may be the problem to deal with.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:14 PM   #38
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The thing with sell vehicles where you buy them i just learnd here in mexico with my van with us licence plates:) so thanks for the reassurance.
@Dan Man: don't know yet, probably from south to north and at some point back to chile;)
Thanks again for the replys
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:24 PM   #39
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The thing with sell vehicles where you buy them i just learnd here in mexico with my van with us licence plates:) so thanks for the reassurance.
@Dan Man: don't know yet, probably from south to north and at some point back to chile;)
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If you are starting and ending in Chile, then buy a Chilean bike. It will make it easy to buy in X country and sell in the same X country when you are done.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:47 PM   #40
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Just sold my 07 V-strom DL1000 in Punta Arenas as well... took all of 5 hours!!

Definitely legal, definitely doable... so lucky it happened so fast, i'm still in shock... took us a year and a half to get here from Canada... so used to having our trusty steed...
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Old 11-07-2014, 06:15 PM   #41
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contact in Puntas Arenas

Does anyone know or have a contact in Puntas Arenas I can reach out to with help in selling my 650R in Puntas Arenas?
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:52 PM   #42
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Does anyone know or have a contact in Puntas Arenas I can reach out to with help in selling my 650R in Puntas Arenas?
PM me when you are down there.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:56 PM   #43
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Looking to sell in Punta Arenas

I have a 2005 KLR 650 I am looking to sell in Punta Arenas in a month or so if anyone is interested or has any contacts. Thanks.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:40 AM   #44
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Selling F 800 gs's in Punta Arenas

Hello, I'm travelling with three mates from Alaska down to Ushuaia.
The plan was originally to fly the bikes home from Buenos Aires. The most recent quote we have for this will cost us £1700. A bit more than we were hoping.
The two f800's are 2008,2012 both with extra bits needed for this trip and in good condition with 30,000 miles on the clocks. We are currently in Santiago Chile and exploring the option of selling the bikes in Punta Arenas.
We are on a tight timescale and already have flights home booked for the 6th of March. We have to notify the shipping company Dakar Motos ten days prior to the bikes being flown back to London. This means if we are to sell in Punta Arenas it would need to be pretty efficient! Has anyone had any experience with selling F800's in this area? Is there a market for the bigger bikes down there. We have a 2006 Klr also for sale with the same miles on it. We assume this will sell much easier for a price. We don't want to waste four days of our trip siting there waiting to sell only to have to ride them up to Buenos Aires anyway. Has anyone got any info on the market down there/ anyone we can get intouch with to pre advertise or set the ball rolling with selling? Any agents details would be great too. Just turning up and sticking a sign on them? I can't see it happening quick enough for us. Those that have achieved it, how long did the process take?
Does anyone know where I can advertise them on here to possibly attract some interest or chilean sites? Lastly we have a 1995 1100 gs ridden by a lad we met from Florida. Cool bike that looks like it's out if Mad Max or something. This is also for sale. 60,000 miles and counting. Thanks in advance for any help.
Face book page is; Alaska to Argentina 2014/15 bikes can be seen on there.
Cheers Sam
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