Reselling bike parts?
Quick question about re-selling bike parts... I'm due to acquire a touring bike in the near future, I found it on Kijiji, although I fear it is too big for me.
If that is the case, then I will keep what I can, and sell the rest.
In case you have not seen the picture of the bike, here it is:
I am buying it without a seat, or the racks, as per the seller's conditions. But, for the price tag, it's an absolute bargain.
And so, if it does not fit me, then do I start putting up ads for what I wish to sell on Kijiji, Ebay? What about this Forum itself?
Are there any 'tips' or tricks to selling bike parts, both quickly, and getting the best value for what you're selling? (Be that the frame, trekking bars, whatever else).
I suggest two things (and I ask that you don't get insulted by them, it's just basic stuff that a lot of people miss):
1. Be honest about the parts; gently used, barely used, well used?
2. Don't expect to make all your money back. There's no such thing as a zero-loss transaction on used goods.
Go on Ebay. Do a search for whatever you have and check off 'Completed Listings' on the left side. It'll give you a pretty good guess on what the market thinks something is worth.
This sounds like a big time money losing plan.
The best used bikes are the hardly used bikes, that one doesn't qualify.
Could be selling it cheap because it has been ridden into the ground,
and most of the parts are not in good enough condition to be sold on.
If its too big, clean it up, service it, fit a saddle and sell it on.