Edit: This is obviously a scam. After a couple of emails with the guy, it became obvious. So, I'm changing the topic to make it clear and for google to pick up on for search terms. A good rule here: Never buy a bike you havn't inspected yourself (or had a trusted friend/family inspect for you) and don't trust anyone who talks about using 'escrow' companies. They're fake. So, I've been obsessing about which bike to get first to learn on, wasting too much time on it. Which is great, because I've now got a fair idea of what bikes I like and could afford, bearing in mind the first bike I get I'm probably going to drop and need to replace soonish anyway. Anyway, I set myself a budget of 3k, figuring that should be enough to at least get a nice 250. A cruiser would be great, but I'd settle for a sports style bike and look like a fool if I had to. Shopping around I see a 2000 Suzuki GSF250V for $1,250! This is quite a bit cheaper than what the red book says that bike should go for. The bike itself looks almost perfect in the photos, the bike looks better than what you'd expect for 40,000 kms on it. I'll not link it, but needless to say, I sent a guy a mail. This is what I got back: Is it normal to discuss shipping and handling in a private sale ... ? And it's so cheap! This seems a bit ... hmmm ... to me. Grey import? Stolen? I still want to go check the bike out, but how do I check that its all kosher? He posted the registration number so presumably I can do a check with that? This is the first time I've ever bought a vehicle second hand from someone I don't know ... so I'm a little nervous. Usually when things seem too good to be true, they are - and at this price, I have to ask, what the hell is wrong with it?!?