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Old 01-15-11, 07:10 PM
Thrifty Bill
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Newish bikes tend to be valued based on the original MSRP. That bike had an MSRP of $1300. So the asking price is 65% of MSRP, which is really high for a 15 year old bike. Realize that many buyers didn't pay MSRP, year end dealer close outs can be really sweet. A bike 15 years old will be valued more like 40% of MSRP, if in really good shape. $850 should buy you a really top of the line bike. Keep looking.
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