How Did You Pay For Your Bobber? Poll - Triumph Bobber Forum
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Cash 10 38.46%
Check/Wire Transfer 5 19.23%
Loan/Financing 8 30.77%
Trade In 6 23.08%
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How Did You Pay For Your Bobber? Poll

Greetings Lads & Lasses,

Let me preface this thread/poll by saying I'm not at all wealthy. My wife and I work for ourselves and enjoy the freedoms that come with that but at the same time our finances can often be rather limiting. That said I was able to fulfill a dream and purchase my Bobber in cash. I sold a rare antique knife which funded the bulk of the purchase and along with the sale of a couple of vintage guns found all the funds needed.

Having owned many bikes which normally had to be financed in some way, it was a moment to savor when I threw down all those thousands of dollars and road out on my new Bobber - all mine and all paid for..

I mentioned to the dealership's owner that this was a big deal for me as I'm not a wealthy man. His replay was it was a big deal to him too as no one had ever done that before! This took me by surprise somewhat. Being a 'cash' only type of chap, I guess I'm getting to be in the minority.

So if it's not too much of a personal question, how did You pay for your Bobber?

My wife just said one of the options should have been 'mind your own business'..

Cheerio,

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PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) - actual cost, dunno unless i dig out the paperwork, px the tiger sport in, rode out on the bobber, same monthly payment :P paid about 500 on top for goodies and a fox shock on top of that

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Not used to carrying that much cash in my pocket (or under my mattress)😂😂. So, I wrote a check.
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I traded in two motorcycles.
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Financed it with nothing down for last years model in late March. Hellava deal. No regrets.
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Well done gents,

These lovely bikes certainly have inspired us to go all out to get one by whatever means was available.

A testament to the modern classic I believe they will be.

I have long been disappointed with modern vehicles, just no soul, not so with the 'classic' Triumph Bonneville Bobber..!

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traded my Yamaha FZ 1 for $5M paid the rest with a personal check.

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I paid $18K with a check.
Yes I know, Chile is an expensive country.
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I paid $18K with a check.
Yes I know, Chile is an expensive country.
I think with the extras I ordered mine came out to around $17,500

It's amazing how all those extras plus the dealers add ons all add up. I think it would have been over $18,000 but I was able to squeeze a $500 cash discount and some % off the extras.

I'm thrilled with the bike regardless of the price. I can't recall when I loved riding a bike more..

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