A note for those selling used bikes on eBay, etc

May 3, 2010
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just because you paid $3,000 for your bike 5yrs ago does not mean the frame and fork is worth $1,500 now

it's called depreciation

that is all
 
Mar 18, 2009
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Oh, come on. We live in a world where people pay $3500 for plastic frames made in China for less than $300. Someone might buy the frame/fork. There are lots of stupid people. You cannot blame a guy for trying.
 
Aug 4, 2009
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Buyer beware. a frame 3 years old is worth what you can get for it and who wants it enough.

I note used frames rarely sell for more $200 - $800. even top of range.
 
I think it depends on 4 aspects: Brand, year's model, parts & most of all the current condition. I have a friend who sold his bike (2 year's old model) and made a couple hundred dollars more than he paid originally-the reason? perfect condition & upgrades.
 
Aug 4, 2009
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durianrider said:
So yous are saying Im asking too much for my Madone???
http://cycle2max.com/sale-item.aspx?id=515
Use super glue and stick it back together and paint over any marks then put it up on ebay make sure you put it up as used and no visual damage

The point is when we bid on ebay we dont know what we are realy bidding for.
If your frame is worth over $2,000 dont put it on ebay .
 
Mar 18, 2009
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It really depends on the bike. I've seen 20 year old Klein mountain bikes in good condition sell for north of three grand only because they have three-color fades or a bunch of Grafton components, while I couldn't get $200 for the custom Davidson (a much nicer bike) that I just sold. Here's a tip: Include Europe in the areas you'll ship to. The Euro is still a lot stronger than the US dollar, and as a result there are plenty of crazy Germans and Austrians that will pay a lot more than US buyers. ;)
 
Jul 27, 2009
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The Mayor of BBQ said:
just because you paid $3,000 for your bike 5yrs ago does not mean the frame and fork is worth $1,500 now

it's called depreciation

that is all
Don't bid. Just a thought.
 
Mar 10, 2009
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I say the same thing for bikes sold in stores! Who would pay $3K for anything!

E-Bay is where you can wheel and deal, and everyone wants top dollar for anything, that's the whole point now isn't it? Who won't take $3K for a $300 frame? Some people need a refresher course in supply, demand, cheapskates and highway robbery. Most of us have learned this and know how to work E-bay, the rest, well they tend to make E-bay a comedy listing site at times, especially post bid termination.

As for that Yellow Trek, I say sign it with a certain someone's signature and it will sell even in that state!
 

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