Sherrie’s Note: And by we, Patrick means he, as I am currently still in Songkhla, Thailand with Mango, who at the moment is recovering from the removal of his testicles. I will sell Temari next week, but I digress, on with Patrick’s post!
Our time in Asia is running out, as of the end of March we are Canada bound (more about the new plans later).
That means we have to sell our moscoots. Shipping them to Canada was not an option due to the costs of getting them over combined with nightmare import regulations. So we decided to sell the bikes back and to buy again in Canada. Financially that makes sense, the money you save from shipping coupled with what you get from the sale almost covers the cost of the bike. If we sell that bike again it does cover it. The problem of course is that selling a bike is a lot of hassle and paperwork. Or is it? Turns out not. Selling in Malaysia is as easy as buying.
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Buying and Riding a Motorcycle in South East Asia
by Sherrie McCarthy & Patrick Schweizer
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Calvin from KOK Motors recommended a Honda dealer close to the border to Thailand (we will fly out from Bangkok). I left around 7 am to ensure I had lots of time to cross the border and make it to Alor Star and Chin Chin.
They quoted me a fair price (3800 Ringit, about 700 EUR). That is 50 Euro less than half price, which we were very happy with. (We each put just over 10 000 km on the bikes). I was sent with some papers to the registration office to get a stamp. That was done in 30 minutes, and without any fees. I came back to Chin Chin and they gave me the money in cash. Done and all before lunch time.
There is one problem.
Now I’m a backpacker again 🙁
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