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Old 05-18-2019, 07:59 AM
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So i noticed something strange as i was looking for a solo touring seat. Why are used seats so higher when you can buy them new. Am i missing something.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/08-2019-OEM...ry!92706!US!-1

https://www.harley-davidson.com/stor...o-touring-seat
 
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People think they have a gold mine and hope a sucker will come along
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:18 AM
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Before buying anything off E bay, I always check the dealers brand new price. Most of the time you can get new for less than E bay.
 
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i always search the entire web for the best deal possible. i know some people dont care and just buy what they see.
 
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People think they have a gold mine and hope a sucker will come along
That and nothing but pure greed and stupidity.
 
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Originally Posted by GreenMonster View Post
So i noticed something strange as i was looking for a solo touring seat. Why are used seats so higher when you can buy them new. Am i missing something.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/08-2019-OEM...ry!92706!US!-1

https://www.harley-davidson.com/stor...o-touring-seat
couple things, the seat that you linked to ebay vs the seat that you linked on the hd site are not the same seat. the p&a seat you linked is all vinyl. the cvo seat in the first ad is leather with vinyl sides. a better comparison would be the black cvo seat from the 2012 roadglide that runs msrp $388. still, new is $11 cheaper than the used item here.

secondly, whenever you stick 'cvo' in front of a part, the seller thinks that means that it is a restricted sale item and therefor they can charge a premium for it.
 

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couple things, the seat that you linked to ebay vs the seat that you linked on the hd site are not the same seat. the p&a seat you linked is all vinyl. the cvo seat in the first ad is leather with vinyl sides. a better comparison would be the black cvo seat from the 2012 roadglide that runs msrp $388. still, new is $11 cheaper than the used item here.

secondly, whenever you stick 'cvo' in front of a part, the seller thinks that means that it is a restricted sale item and therefor they can charge a premium for it.
Good catch , I couldnt find any info on the CVO leather seat.
 
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because it's an oem part. you have to use the partsfinders fiche to find the part numbers. for actual descriptions, you have to look at the sales brochures for the bikes. when you buy the seat, it comes with a tag hooked to it that talks about leather, leather care, etc...
 
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Ebay is a great resource, but buyer beware.
 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Harley-davi...temCondition=4

$29 for a USED gasket that costs $12 new at Ronnie's
 

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