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04-16-03, 06:37 PM
Ok, so anyway my friend Josh is trying to sell his mountain bike, but noone wants it. One of the main problems is that his parents won't let him sell it for less than $25 when it's only worth $15. He's putting ads up in stores tomarrow, and he's already going door to door (dummy)
Any ideas on how he can sell it easy?
Talk to his parents.
There should be a way to figure out the value of the bike- just get some research done on the internet to get those numbers. Armed with this information, if he thinks the bike is a junker and not worth the $25, I'd hope his parents would be impressed enough with the presentation to change their minds. He should also impress upon them that it's unfair to charge more than what the bike is worth, and he is just trying to be a good, honest businessman.
If it were my kid, I'd let him sell it for $15 after a presentation like that.
I don't think it's a good idea to go sneaking around behind his parents' backs after they told him how they wanted him to sell the bike. It's better to confront them in a non-confrontational, intelligent manner, armed with the evidence on why he thinks the bike is worth $15 and not $25. However, if the bike is really worth $25, why not sell it for $25? If that's the case, try the local university and see if there are any college students interested in buying. College students usually need bikes, and they need them cheap.
I see you are a bit of a newbie from my home state. Welcome!
Good luck, and keep us informed on how it all unfolds.
04-16-03, 07:45 PM
umm... nearest college is Bloomington. I little out of biking distance, and he needs me to give him a ride home via the handlebars
it's not that he doesnt have the money. He has $120, but his parents insist he sells that bike. I was just informed that it was raised to $35, and now I see the parents actually think this bike is worth it. Well, it's really not being 5 years old and beaten up. He's be lucky to get $12.
04-16-03, 08:46 PM
If its worth $15, why even bother trying to sell it.....let alone putting ads up all over town. Cut it up and make some artwork out of it.
04-16-03, 09:02 PM
uhh... we're both 13... yea right
plus, if you've seen my other posts he wants a bike just like my Honda.
04-18-03, 09:45 AM
nevermind everyone he sold it thanks to his dad. he now has a high maintenance GMX or whatever made pretty much just for riding dirt trails and is convinced that heavy piece of crap will beat my Honda... Well well well... We'll find out today!
04-18-03, 12:02 PM
Are we stilll talking about a Bicycle here? I'm just curious.
04-18-03, 12:15 PM
my bike was made by Cycle Source Group with Honda funding it I guess. Anyway, I found out mine's faster!
04-18-03, 03:09 PM
uuhhhh... we're not talking about that honda dh bike are we?
04-18-03, 03:09 PM
do you have a link or a pic?
04-18-03, 04:45 PM
no link but it is the honda
04-18-03, 07:56 PM
this one? http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2003/news/feb03/honda.jpg
04-18-03, 07:58 PM
no NO n o N O No N o
04-18-03, 08:02 PM
Ok, I was going to say are you a sponsered 13 yo? scared me for a sec.
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