Saturday, March 10, 2007

9 Long Days

In nine days, we've raised $297.53.

That's an average of $33.06/day. So I punched the data into a spreadsheet to see how long it will take to get our scoots. I added a bit of extra money on the price of each scoot, since we will need to buy all the necessary gear at the time of the scoot purchase (helmet, jacket, gloves, etc).

Since I don't know if we are going to get new scoots or used scoots yet, I ran both scenarios.

1st New Buddy $2,900 Monday, June 04, 2007
2nd New Buddy $5,800 Friday, August 31, 2007

1st Used Buddy $2,200 Monday, May 14, 2007
2nd Used Buddy $4,400 Friday, July 20, 2007

I will run another analysis next week, just in case the DPD (deposits per day) gets better.

"The waiting is the hardest part" -Tom Petty

There are two '06 Buddy's listed on craigslist right now and the temptation to buy prematurely (before I have the cash in the jar) is almost unbearable.

But, I really have my heart set on the '07 Italia or the '07 Red model which would have to be purchased new from the dealer. But the thought of buying used and saving about $1,000 and having riding pleasure sooner is very tempting.

Here's the the two deals I found on craigslist that have really grabbed my attention. Maybe one of you lucky blokes (or Sheila's) live near Baltimore or Tampa Bay where the two bargains are listed. The Baltimore Buddy is pink though. So if I did buy that one, I would definitely paint it.

Genuine BUDDY 125 SCOOTER PINK W/WINDSHLD MINT!!!!!!!!! - $2000

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Date: 2007-03-03, 7:48PM EST

For sale 2006 mint pink Genuine buddy 125 LIKE NEW 1,400 miles with windshield $2000 or best offer
Rated scooter of the year !!!!!!The speed of these little scooters is very impressive!!! super reliable!!!
This was my wifes scooter but she just moved up to a 250cc scooter so this one must go!!!!!
90mpg !!!! 65mph !!!!!!! CALL 443-866-6366 7:00am to 11:00pm

  • Location: bel air md 21014
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2006 125cc Buddy Scooter - $1500

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Date: 2007-02-13, 9:36AM EST

2006 Buddy scooter, 575 miles excellent condition. used only to go back and forth to work. scooter is orange and brown. job relocation to far to ride to work. call chris @ 727-384-0444 for more info.

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