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    What price to sell my bike for?

    I have a Gary Fischer Big Sur - purchased around 1998. Ridden about 5 times. Has new tire. Like new.
    I have searched the internet but can't find help in setting a price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantum
    I have a Gary Fischer Big Sur - purchased around 1998. Ridden about 5 times. Has new tire. Like new.
    I have searched the internet but can't find help in setting a price.
    Darn good thing you posted here! Those bikes have been deemed a hazard by the EPA and NTSB. But 'll help you out, if you give me 20 bucks to cover my, uhh, disposal costs, I will take it off your hands.

    Drat, foiled by my honesty again. According to http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Bike/product_18154.shtml the bike had a list of around $850. I seriously can't imagine getting more than $300 for it today, but I am not a mountain biker, so hopefully others will give you a better appraisal. It seems to get great reviews.
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    Best way to do it is to take off 50% for the first year then about 20% off for each additional year.

    For example:

    Paid $1000.
    1 year $1,000 x .50 = $500
    2 year $500 x .80 = $400
    3 year $400 x .80 = $320
    4 year $320 x .80 = $256
    5 year $256 x .80 = $205

    This should give you a pretty good guestimate.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Is the best way to sell over ebay or in my local newspaper?

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    I always use ebay but I am usually selling pretty expensive bikes. You could always try your local paper first, it's always easier if you don't have to ship.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantum
    Is the best way to sell over ebay or in my local newspaper?
    I'd go craigslist.org

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    thanks for the heads up on craigslist... When I checked last year, St Louis hardly had anything.. now it's well stocked. oOo New resource!
    Learning the ropes of mechanics on my Specialized Hard Rock Sport 2004 that I ride a bit too hard.... and upgrading parts that give me trouble on an excellent frame.

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