Don't know if this has been reported here yet. I got this info from the OVM (Oregon Vintage Motorcyclists) forum site. I welcome a better place to sell vintage machines than eBay
"...Friend asked about this site and a bike on there. (Not a lot currently but site just went live recently). News to me. But I really support having an alternative to eBay
. While I still shop on eBay
I don't really like all the changes they have made and after 2005 really turned me off. The problem is eBay
wants to be just like Amazon. Another friend recently sent me a link to a vendor with over 4 million auction listings for one account. Not past sales LISTINGS! (Cheap Chinese crap)
But I know big sellers with 1,000 to as many as 6500 listings running at one time. (Boggles the mind). I have talked to a lot of people and most don't care about shiny Chinese knock off baubles,, We just like old greasy and rusty cars and motorcycles and things related to that. When I was on a eBay
consulting group with the Motors development team, I told them every chance I got that the car-truck-airplane-motorcycle section should never be run like the main eBay
site. It should focus on what gearheads want, Not suburban soccer moms looking for designer handbags and beany babies.
So, Competition improves the breed (or product) and have wished for something to rattle eBay
's cage. eBay
TRIED a hostile take over of Craigslist and its awesome the fended it off and not assimilated by the BORG. CL has its uses and can be great but what is needed is a true vintage vehicle sales platform, and I don't know if this is it yet or not, But I am hopeful. I also hope and expect they might expand to parts as well. (Hint hint).
Finally, I have NO-Zero connection to this site yet, but its worth checking out and hopefully turns out well.http://www.motoauct.com/
How Does Motoauct Work?
The criteria are easy. MOTOAUCT is narrowly focused on auctioning motorcycles that are 25 years old or older. The process? It’s very easy, too. When the time comes for you to part with your machine, and you have chosen our site to represent the sale, you will be provided with the necessary instructions to add your bike to the lineup through the Sell Your Bike option. From there, simple and clear instructions will be provided to easily guide you through the experience. Once your detailed photos have been received, a thorough description of the bike has been given and a realistic price/reserve has been established, your bike will go live shortly thereafter. Your auction will run for 7 days. You will be able to watch each bid as it is placed and opt for alerts on your phone or computer as the bids progress and comments are made. There will be no proxy bidding on this site. The highest bid will be reflected immediately upon placement. With each auction we will allow the members of the MOTOAUCT community to vet the bikes as they are listed. This builds the confidence of both bidder and seller. Having a community of well-versed motorcycle enthusiasts on hand to validate a bike’s condition and or correctness has shown to yield greater success in completing a sale. Reserves will not be revealed, unless the bike is being sold without reserve. In the case of a no reserve auction, it will be clearly advertised as such. Revealing your reserve during the auction has a tendency to slow the bidding process down. We want to see exciting action for each auction listing, so keep those reserves a secret! There will be no “sniping” on this site, either. Our Moto Meter will run down to the last minutes of the auction. When a bid is placed within those last few moments, the timer on the Moto Meter will reset. This will continue until all of the bids are in and the time has run out, that is when the auction ends..."