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Old 02-13-2015, 08:41 AM   #1
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R68 on BAT

http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1952-bmw-r-68/

More of a car blog then MC but I read it. Every day.
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:09 PM   #2
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Bring a Trailer is a cool site.
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Old 02-15-2015, 06:14 AM   #3
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Yeah, BAT is one of my "daily fixes"....they sometimes have some really interesting and different stuff. They don't do bikes much anymore, but this one is quite interesting, and quite out of my budget.....



Sunday morning, blowing a blizzard here in Rhode Island, and the bidding is up to $20,000, with three days until final bid!

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Old 02-19-2015, 07:22 AM   #4
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Sold for $35,000.





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Old 02-19-2015, 09:44 AM   #5
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Sold for $35,000.

I am a daily BAT guy too! Been watching this new auction part of the site.

Gotta admit the number seemed high. Either I am outta touch

or like the guy who bought it posted "Nice! more than I wanted to pay, but Ive wanted one of these for a lonnnng time. They dont come up for sale very often."

Bottom line? He wins as he now has a 1952 R68 and I don't!
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:06 AM   #6
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Just looked at BAT Fee's

Just went and looked. Beats the price of the other high end, roll it over our stage, on TV auctions for sure.

Seller fee's for a BAT auction, 5% of sale (up to max of 5K) price goes to BAT and a listing fee of $250.

Here is their link to fee's and such how the auctions end for bidders

http://bringatrailer.com/about-bat-auctions/

In this case, 35K sell final price cost 2K to sell. Still looks like a win to the seller at 35K to me.

BUT? Many of the listed cars shown on BAT are submissions from flee bey. Question is? Would have the buyer bid that high there or had the competition bidding there?
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:49 AM   #7
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$35,000 isn't a bad investment. You can either keep the $35,000 in the bank and watch it collect dust. Or, invest it in an appreciating asset like an R68, and watch your investment grow in value while having some fun with a gorgeous bike. Hmmm, the choice is easy to me.
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:21 AM   #8
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I am working on that argument ^ at home, but it's "uphill"....

Even with that price, the R58 is a relatively rare commodity, appreciating in value FAR more than a bank CD or whatever at 1-2%... and far cheaper + far more enjoyable than real estate etc.... He SHOULD be happy! .........I look back at a very nice original-patina R50/2 that I had to sell at the start of The Downturn, and it has gone up at least 50% in value since I sold, probably more.... sigh.

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