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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

Best place to sell?

Morning all. One year after buying a brand new 125, I shall be selling it in the next week or three to get a 'real' bike. Yep, I know, I'm going to take a hit, but when I bought it, I intended keeping it a long time - then I got the bug.

My fall back option will be to trade it in, but in order to get a bit more money for it, I shall try and sell it privately first.

So my question is, which method have you all had most success with. An advert on here, eBay, Bike Trader, Gumtree or elsewhere?

Thanks in advance.

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Amateurcynic

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Amateurcynic says:

Speaking as a Yorkshireman

Anywhere that doesn't cost you anything!

Using mcn & autotrader means a one off payment, ebay charge a %age!

Glad to hear you've got the bug, great innit!:biggrin::biggrin: 

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

Ha ha

yes, I know one or two.....

Aye, am aware of how they work, just wondering which tend to lead to the best chance of a sale - if any of them does indeed stand out.

Cheers.

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Amateurcynic

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Amateurcynic says:

Ooops!

Did state the obvious a bit and not really give you an answer, sorry bowt that!:smile

 

Used ebay to sell my last bike & was quite happy with the way it went, bit stressful though as the bidding's always last second.com!

 

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MakemRider

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MakemRider says:

Gumtree & Viva Street

Both are free classified add or you can pay to get extras.

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

to be

honest, I'm not looking necessarily for the cheapest way to sell, just wondered whether members had experiences that have led them to think that one method tends to give a better chance of selling than the others. Happy to pay for an advert if there's an increased chance of getting a decent sale.

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shuggie1

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shuggie1 says:

depends what you want

Dealer or trade in 

pros - quick sale, no wasters round your house, no probs post sale if it goes wrong, no scam callers
cons - lower price, but look at overall cost to change not sale price

Private
pros - could get more cash, 
cons - could get timewasters of returning thieves later, complaints later if it goes wrong, could have it there for months if not priced right

I've tended to trade in at dealers or sell to mates at split between trade / sales price so win / win, all depends how quick you want to shift the old bike really

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Bike sales

Both MCN and Biketrader have worked for me in the past.  Being a 125 I would imagine that there is a reasonable demand for good used machines so you should have no problems moving it on. 

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

Thanks

for the advice folks......
....and Marcus for answering the question :winkie:

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BrandsR6

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BrandsR6 says:

I've

found that I got more response from Bike Trader in the past.  Although mates have had better luck on MCN, which is also a lot cheaper than Bike Trader (I think?),

You'll probably get less money for it on ebay.

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

Cheers

Brands

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