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Selling Motorbike

Post by kylemcadamm » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:44 am

Hi guys, hope everyone’s well

So I’m looking to sell my bike but all the valuation sites I’ve tried have been offering me half the piece I paid for it and I’ve only had the bike 6 months!
Was just wondering if anyone here knows any decent places to sell a motorbike for a good price?

Thanks guys

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Re: Selling Motorbike

Post by dynax » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:48 am

Advertise on here in the sales section or on ebay, facebook, gumtree, auto trader, bike trader, stick a sign on it :thumb:
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Re: Selling Motorbike

Post by bonio » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:13 pm

Which valuation sites are you using? My guess is they're not reliable...
Look online (MCN, and Autotrader) and see what prices similar bikes are being offered at. Adjust for mileage, condition and model year.
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Re: Selling Motorbike

Post by fastbob » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:13 pm

kylemcadamm wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:44 am
Hi guys, hope everyone’s well

So I’m looking to sell my bike but all the valuation sites I’ve tried have been offering me half the piece I paid for it and I’ve only had the bike 6 months!
Was just wondering if anyone here knows any decent places to sell a motorbike for a good price?

Thanks guys
What bike is it ?

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Re: Selling Motorbike

Post by bonio » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:16 pm

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Re: Selling Motorbike

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Re: Selling Motorbike

Post by raesewell » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:24 pm

If you bought it new it lost a third of its value as soon as you left the showroom.

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Re: Selling Motorbike

Post by Bender » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:32 pm

If your selling to any business your not going to get top price for it, they have to sell it on, make a profit, pay tax, have overheads and if selling back to public offer some warranty.
Bite my shiny metal ass..

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Re: Selling Motorbike

Post by fastbob » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:48 pm

Bender wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:32 pm
If your selling to any business your not going to get top price for it, they have to sell it on, make a profit, pay tax, have overheads and if selling back to public offer some warranty.
And they have to perform an exhaustive series of checks on it before they risk losing the profit margin if it's returned under warranty . A dealer offered me £200 off a tatty Harley for this .
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Re: Selling Motorbike

Post by Bender » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:21 pm

And you don't take silly offers, they either didn't want to take the risk on an old bike or thought they would take a punt on getting it for essentially free.
Bite my shiny metal ass..

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Re: Selling Motorbike

Post by husoi » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:24 pm

Just a note of caution.
Be very careful with "buyers" from abroad saying that they will pay for shipment.
Those are very likely scammers trying to trick you. :thumb:
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Re: Selling Motorbike

Post by fastbob » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:38 pm

husoi wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:24 pm
Just a note of caution.
Be very careful with "buyers" from abroad saying that they will pay for shipment.
Those are very likely scammers trying to trick you. :thumb:
They are 100% definitely scammers .

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Re: Selling Motorbike

Post by fastbob » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:44 pm

If someone says they will give you a deposit tomorrow , tell them where the nearest Cashpoint is . If they still want to give you a deposit tomorrow or worse still at the weekend , tell them to go and f**k themselves right there and then . It saves a lot of time , voicemails , staying in when the weather is good and general frustration . Trust me on this . Check out this link . viewtopic.php?f=3&t=69548&hilit=Deposit ... 5#p1084630

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Re: Selling Motorbike

Post by onesea » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:14 pm

E-Facebook and Gumtree are my favourites.

Its a waiting game if you have priced it to low it will get snapped up if its priced right it will take a month or 2. I have noticed this with Cars and bikes.
Not so long a go I was (told to) sell 2 of my bikes one was on the market for 2 months the other for 6 weeks I could of sold them both in 3 days in the end but did not like a buyer he kept haggling so I kept the bike :D

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Cash or Bank transfer not Credit Card.
If they want you to hold the bike till next week you can book a viewing but if I sell it before, I am sorry.
If they want to bring deposit tomorrow that's fine if I have not sold it before,
Agree a time they loose deposit if not removed a day, a week, a month or whatever,
Don't let them photograph the Document ID numbers they can change ownership on line, or tax it ready for collection then change there mind at which point YOU have a nightmare.
Look at every enquiry and think can they ask that about ANY item Age condition location? If they as about fork seals or sprockets they are more likely to be genuine...

If they say they are at sea ask what they do and type of ship (if they are they wont shut up about it), otherwise ask about country and them but generally I would need SERIOUS EVIDENCE.
A survey showed profiles with a location are 80% more likely to get a response :thumb:
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Re: Selling Motorbike

Post by Bikedud » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:25 pm

A lot of scammers on e bay be vigilant

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