Zowy, a pissing contest! Excellent. These are always interesting. Casual observers get a ream of possibly useful information, if you can sort though it.
"they don't pay a lot for trades."
Are you privy to any dealer that makes a over the top offer on used bikes, especially with a possible defect?
Some times at Bert's over the years they have sold perfectly good bikes at a low price because they have been on the floor too long.
Years ago they had a ripping good deal on early SV 650's with the extra fairing parts because they were the ungodly copper color no one wanted.