A Craigslist ad was placed for 2 Honda VFR 1200 motorcycles for the sales price of $11,499. The mentioned MSRP was $17,499.
The VFR 1200 F comes in 2 models a manual version and one with a Dual clutch transmission, the DCT model is about $2000 more than the manual model and has an MSRP of $17,499.
I called the person who was listed in the ad, Josh. I asked him to confirm the bike was the DCT model and he said one was and the other was the standard model. I then asked him to confirm the sales price and he did. I made an appointment to come down and see it.
He texted me in the car to tell me the price was wrong. He said the listed price was for the manual model and the DCT would be $12,999. I went around and around with him on the phone, called back and spoke to the Manager of Sales and they will not honor the ad.
Beware of Ridenow Chandler and other dealers who list on Craigslist and do not identify themselves as dealers or mention the shop you are calling. [continued below]....
..... They just list the salesman's name and their personal phone numbers. I have complained to the Arizona Attorney General's office and am awaiting a reply. I am now going to look into complaining to the FTC as a bait and switch.
Text of Craigslist ad:
I HAVE 2 2010 HONDA VFR LEFT BOTH BRAND NEW BEST DEAL IN TOWN MSRP WAS
$17,499 NOW ONLY $11,499 AT THIS PRICE THEY BOTH WILL SELL BY END OF
WEEKEND FIRST COME FIRST SERVE LIKE I SAID BRAND NEW WITH FULL
WARRENTY!!! AND GREAT FINANCING OPTIONS AVAILABLE.
TEXT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS (602)575-1070 MY NAME IS JOSH
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
They posted pictures of the VFR1200F below this.