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Old 02-21-2011, 07:55 AM   #1
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I was browsing CycleTrader today and came across this:

2010 DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 S for sale in Miami, Florida - CycleTrader.com

Wow, that's a hell of a deal; half price or less! So I called the shop and asked how many miles (thinking it had to be super-high). 4,500 miles. WOW! Then the guy on the phone said "it's only for export." WTF? Somebody in Mexico can buy it for that price, but I can't?

Does anybody know anything about this? Is the price differential taxes and import duties that they avoid by selling overseas? Non EPA compliance, perhaps? If there is a huge price delta simply due to the cost of importing the bike into the US, it's a hell of a premium.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:26 AM   #2
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I was browsing CycleTrader today and came across this:

2010 DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 S for sale in Miami, Florida - CycleTrader.com

Wow, that's a hell of a deal; half price or less! So I called the shop and asked how many miles (thinking it had to be super-high). 4,500 miles. WOW! Then the guy on the phone said "it's only for export." WTF? Somebody in Mexico can buy it for that price, but I can't?

Does anybody know anything about this? Is the price differential taxes and import duties that they avoid by selling overseas? Non EPA compliance, perhaps? If there is a huge price delta simply due to the cost of importing the bike into the US, it's a hell of a premium.
I have a friend that lives in Mexico, would you like me to put him in touch?
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:43 AM   #3
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Heck, call your local tag office and see if they have a clue.

Jump on the 'Strom and ride down there, and walk in with your sombrero and fake accent...
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:39 AM   #4
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I have a friend that lives in Mexico, would you like me to put him in touch?
Yeah, that's a GREAT idea! We'll have your guy in Me-he-ko buy it, they'll ship it from Miami to him. Then I'll re-import it back in the US and find out it's:

A) Stolen
B) Grey market and can't be imported with $22k in fines and mods.
C) Packed with cocaine (making it a profit deal)
D) Infested with chinch bugs and siezed by the FDA.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:26 AM   #5
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Why didn't you just ask the dude Kenneth?

I wonder if it was perhaps shipped over from Italy as a demo and doesn't have US emissions and/or other equipment on it.

Or since it's FL, most likely the cocaine deal.
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If it's from Italy, it's probably cigarettes...
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Why didn't you just ask the dude Kenneth?
And miss all this fun? Whatareya, crazyer sumptin?
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:51 PM   #8
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There are more than 26,000 assholes per square mile in New York City.

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Oh, I think you underestimated that one. For sure if you change "NY" to "DC"......

And John's not a Co-cay-een-a' snuggler.
Tho' gettin' it Fed'd is YOUR problem!
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It was probably a Canadian import. The conversion cost probably isn't worth it. Too may hoops to jump through for a few hundred in profit.
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It was probably a Canadian import. The conversion cost probably isn't worth it. Too may hoops to jump through for a few hundred in profit.
D@mn Canadians!
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