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Old 03-14-17, 08:47 AM
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Bicycle Blue Book is the worst thing to happen to the used bike market since...well since ever. Its totally utterly worthless.
The pricing is totally arbitrary as it doesnt take location, current competition, or quality into account...which are 3 of the most important components of deciding a bike's value.

If you have a nice bike in a sea of nice bikes, the price will be different than if yours is the only nice one around.
If your area has high demand and low volume, pricing will be totally different than if you have high volume and low demand.

Oh- I forgot to mention size. If you are in the sticks and have a 48cm road bike, it might take some time and sell for less compared to if you are in a city.


Bicyclebluebook is hilariously useless. It serves no purpose for me when buying used bikes or selling refurbished used bikes.
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