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AlmostTrick
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I sell about a half dozen or so bikes a year. Every single buyer showed up in a car, often with another person or two. I've never asked for any ID or money to hold before a test ride and never had a problem. I've also test ridden plenty of bikes myself and never been asked for any type of collateral.

As a side note, all the bikes I sell have been refurbished to perfect working order, and polished clean by me. I then price them below the going market value and list them as FIRM. Almost every one was sold to the first person who showed up, for my asking price. This is easy to do because I get most for free, or close to free. It's also fun watching folks get so excited about getting a great deal.
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