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Old 09-26-10, 07:31 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-26-10, 07:39 PM   #2
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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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Old 09-26-10, 08:01 PM   #3
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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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Old 09-26-10, 08:17 PM   #4
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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.
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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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