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Old 01-16-11, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Carlito408 View Post
It's at a shop where the price is usually negotiable, too.
40% of $1300 is $520. So that is quite a bit of negotiating. Shops can charge over market on used bikes. Bikes that I sell for $300 around here, the shops get $450. Buyers are more comfortable buying from a shop and pay a hefty premium for it. Its not like the buyer is getting something different/better rehabbed/or whatever at the shop I am referring to, as they are selling bikes for me, and put them side by side with their regular stock.
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