I've got a Dahon to sell. I don't have much luck on Craigslist because I live in such a small town. Ebay seems doable but they do take out quite a chunk. There is the Folding Bikes For Sale sub forum here. I only see four posts in it and only one reply to one ad. How well do good bicycles sell here?
I have my original box for the bicycle so I can disassemble it if someone out of town buys it. I just don't have a clue how much it will cost to ship it. Do FedEx and UPS just have oversize rates regardless of the weight or is weight also taken into account?
I don't own a car so the carrier will have to come to my apartment to pick it up.
A couple of years ago I sold an 88 key synthesizer that weighed just under seventy pounds. The buyer had a FedEx account and it still cost him $125 for shipping.
I don't want to price the bicycle too low, but shipping must be factored into it somehow.
There are ebay ads for new Dahon bicycles with free shipping, of course they cost over $1000. There is a similar style new 2009 Dahon selling for $1400. How much should I lop off of that to come close to a fair price for a bicycle with 250 miles?
This will be my second time selling a bicycle on the internet. The last one was a recumbent in 2008. Somebody saw a local ad and came over to get it. No shipping was involved.
All advice from experienced shippers and sellers is wanted.