Saturday, May 29, 2010

They're selling Royal Enfield motorcycles
at garage sales in California and Arizona

Selling a Royal Enfield motorcycle on eBay or CraigsList is an art. Choose the best price point, compose an inviting description, provide attractive pictures, decide how to handle payment and delivery.

Or, you could just put your Royal Enfield motorcycle out at a garage sale.

What??!! Display your precious baby with the broken lamps, lumpy chairs and obsolete typewriters and hope for the best? That's crazy.

But people are doing it. There are two sales today, Saturday, May 29.

Here's one ad, from Santa Rosa, Calif.:

"Lay-Z-Boy chairs $10; Computer desk $10; Printers $5; Various electronics; New and used women's clothes; Used kid's clothes; stuffed animals; kids toys; exercise bike; much...much...more; 1999 Royal Enfield motorcycle ONLY 643 miles!!! $2000."

Obviously, the Royal Enfield was just an afterthought. Well, there it was in the garage, I suppose, when they were getting the "garage sale" ready and they had an extra price sticker, so....

And then there is this ad, from Tempe, Ariz., also today, May 29:

"Many new items, such as executive briefcases, also nearly-new roll-aboard luggage, good suitcases, also bathroom fixtures, bread maker, antique-style four-drawer oak filing cabinet, Radio Shack DX-150A shortwave radio, Sony ICF-7600DS shortwave, sofa and love seat (recently cleaned), programmable LCD screen energy-saving thermostat, large rug like new, All Regions VCR player, vintage balsa wood Gee Bee Models Sea Hawk radio control airplane kit with floats (never built, still in original box), Radio Shack Trunk Tracker Scanner PRO-90, Panasonic RQ-SW55V mini cassette player with radio (remember those? It's never been used, in original packing), Star Wars memorabilia, Electric drill/driver with clutch in case, camping gear including sleeping bags & air pads, and much more. Also 1934 Royal Enfield Motorcycle (this is not a misprint, it's really 78 years old)."
Again, the precious Royal Enfield is tacked on after "much more."

Can you imagine some casual shopper saying "Oh, look, Honey, a 1934 Royal Enfield motorcycle, just like the one great-grandpa had. Always wanted one of those."

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