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Offline firebiker

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Advice on selling bike
« on: April 18, 2007, 07:51:21 PM »
Due to an incoming baby, I'm thinking of selling one of my bikes. Having never before sold a bike, I have no idea on what to ask. I'm not looking to get rich off the sale. I would just want something fair. It is a Specialized Epic Comp. I bought it in 04, but I believe it is an 03. It is in good shape. I would love to say it has "only been ridden a few times" but that's not true I've had in Moab, Colorado, N.C. and of course I rode it a bunch here. It has a SID Rock Shox fork with the Specialized Brain on the rear. Avid cantilever brakes and a Shimano derailer. SPD pedals. I have a guy at work interested but have no idea what to tell him. I'd appreciate any input.
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Re: Advice on selling bike
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2007, 08:02:07 PM »
Go on http://tampa.craigslist.org/ and sell it on there. It's free and it will sell quick due to large hits on that site.

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Re: Advice on selling bike
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2007, 09:26:52 PM »
Three questions:
How much was it new?

How much would it cost to get a new one just like it (or very similar)?

How much would it cost to make it "like new"?

If you are looking to give your coworker a fair deal, I think those would be the things to consider. Also because you see this person everyday. Make sure you disclose anything at all that might cause a problem down the road. Probably not a bad idea to make a bill of sale with the price, any disclosures and stating that it is an as is sale.

I know this seems like a lot, but it will protect you if something goes wrong in a month and the frame breaks, or something like that.


Just some thoughts.

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Re: Advice on selling bike
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2007, 10:56:38 PM »
I would recommend www.mtbr.com if you are interested in shipping it.
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Re: Advice on selling bike
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2007, 03:03:24 AM »
to find out what most people are paying for these type of bike check out e bay to see a general price range. That should give you a good idea about what to ask.
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Re: Advice on selling bike
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2007, 08:18:09 AM »
components components components..  thats how your going to get what your asking when you sell a used bike..

if the bike is stock.. dont expect much..  most people will not pay near as much for a used bike as they will for a new one, for fears that it's been abused or something.. 

make sure when you sell the bike you highlight the upgrades or how well you took care of the bike..  ie. chain stay has no chain slap marks or what ever...

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Re: Advice on selling bike
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2007, 06:17:39 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback. I have been searching different sites. The problem I'm having is all the frames that age all have very different upgrades. It's hard to find something comprable. Oh well, I may not even sell it. Thanks again. 
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