I hear ya man. I'd imagine the cost of ownership on something like that isn't cheap. There are so many cars I lusted after long ago that are much cheaper now but I know enough to know that buying a nice used sports car of any sort would be the easy part. Maintaining said car long term out of warranty usually is what eats up the real funds. I have a saying and it goes like this, "it's all good until the check engine light comes on!"I ordinarily would never buy a car like that. Too spendy. $2500 (CAD) for a set of tires, $700 for just front brake pads etc... etc... etc... I just don't have the stomach / wallet to own such things.
But when I noticed it waaaaaaay over in Vancouver within hours of it being posted, it was a good $10K under market value. So I bought it, had it shipped and had a blast for a year in it. In the end, I got a free fancy car for a year and my only operating costs were two oil changes and a fuse.
Also, the profit I made in selling paid for these two most recent acquisitions. Free car, free old piles... what's not to like?
EDIT: it's just like my K6. I paid $10K for that and the garage sale of all the fancy bits & pieces (especially the BSTs) yielded $6800 so I have a mint all original K6 with 2600 kms on the clock for $3200 CAD. I always buy when I think it's a great deal. I have 3 cool bikes and I'm out under $5K for the lot... plus included in that $5K, I got to drive my dream car for a year.
Sounds like he's full of shit, got cold feet, lacking motivation and/or all of the above. A motivated seller is not gonna string you along like that especially knowing he has a serious buyer on his hands. Still I hope it works out. Lord knows we all need a bike like that to dick around on. :cheersI might learn a thing or two from you. The guy just contacted me and cancelled. :wtf
I called and he kept making up different reasons of why maybe he'll have more time in a week or two. Meanwhile last night we planned around his work schedule for a quick in & out Saturday 10:30-11:00 AM pickup.