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    neits stien's Avatar
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    Man, the market has been really bad lately.

    I mean in terms of deals/steals to be had here in Boson. I've found one bike worth having that fits since I've gotten back here for school and I own that one. Nuts! I sold like 30 bikes this summer.

    Is this a winter thing or what? How are you guys doing?

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    I think this is the same thing as what you are asking.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...usiness-lately

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    I've found a few deals. Yesterday I picked up near brand new Mavic Aksium wheelset w/ a $100 set of Hutchinson tires installed for $65. However, I've found that selling bikes (in Boston as well) has been much harder these last few weeks compared to the same time last year.

    A quick glance at last year's spreadsheet shows my sales from Sept 15-30 2009 of :
    Raleigh Super Record - $180
    Fuji Dynamic 10 - $200
    Schwinn World - $160
    Moto Mirage - $150.

    Same time this year, all nicer bikes with alloy wheels, etc.
    Lotus Challenger SX - $150
    Lotus Challenger SX - $150
    Schwinn World - $140

    It took much longer to sell the nicer bikes at the same, or lower price and I got haggled a lot more. Not sure what the deal is...market is getting saturated maybe?

    p.s. stien, where do you go to school? I'm at Northeastern...

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    I haven't bothered to put many bikes up for sale this summer. But when I did they sold, and for top dollar. Not near as many responses as there used to be, but a completely overhauled and well-presented bike will sell. Put one up Friday, sold it the next day. 4 total responses was all, but response #2 came with the cash and walked away with a pretty little Centurion for his girlfriend.

    I'm currently trying to run down my piles of parts, and am VERY selective about what I buy for resale. Too much clutter, and I'm getting tired of doing it. My bikes keep me plenty busy as it is.
    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, it’s the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

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    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
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    Going through a classic squeeze right now. I am finding fewer flippable bikes right now, and finished projects are selling for less.

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