DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Search completed auctions on ebay, and compare to the condition of your brakes. Selling on C/L is a guarantee to sell for less. C/L is a good place to buy parts, lousy place to sell them.
No, you should not have someone else sell for you on ebay, you need to develop your own reputation and experience. IF you have never sold anything, it can be a hassle. But it is often the only way to get full value out of an item.
Do not underestimate the value of marketing either. Linking to a catalog is not going to do it. People will expect awesome pictures, showing every minor defect. I buy from poor marketers all the time, both on ebay and C/L. They leave a lot of value on the table. Sometimes they get as little as 25% or even less of full value. Its a tough world out there.
If you want to sell here, you still will need great pics, and expect to get 25% to 33% less than the average ebay completed auction (but you avoid the hassle of ebay).
Both on here and ebay are preferable(more $$) than selling parts on C/L.