Old 05-02-19, 12:15 PM
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burnthesheep
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I think a lot of people price themselves out of even having people humor them with a bad offer.

If a model year 2015 bike sold for $2000 new.....and it is currently 2019........yeah, that's worth maybe $1200 now. It doesn't have an odometer like a car, ain't nobody buying the "I rode it three times for 100 miles in an Ironman" kind of bull.

I see a lot of that. Then the person holds onto it and either doesn't ride it, or parts it out, and the frame sits idle for 5 years until someone throws them $100 and a 6-pack of beer for it.

With automobiles, people are often in the used market willing to shop for the idea of a used car. Not that it has to be a 2008 Honda CRV. Could be a Rav4, could be an Accord, could be a Hyundai, or a Ford. That opens up supply. That drives down prices. A freaking running car with a/c is often cheaper these days than a 5 year old $5000 bicycle on Craigslist is. That car is probably $2000 and the bicycle still $3000.
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