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Bunch of parts how to get rid of them?

Old 05-09-21, 10:58 AM
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Bunch of parts how to get rid of them?

I don't do ebay or FB Marketplace, or bikeforums market, thus know my avenues of resell are limited. Most of the stuff is vintage 80's stuff and some modern 90's stuff. About 7-8 years ago I cataloged everything took pictures and set prices then listed on Craigslist. Got a bunch of inquiries such as "how much for the..." although the price was listed very clearly in the posting. This time I am looking to avoid the hassle, bring in less money for convenience and just take a picture of all the items laid out on the floor and post on CL a set price for the lot. Any additional insight for selling this way? How to word the posting? Keywords to use in the posting, etc.?
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Old 05-09-21, 11:13 AM
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Sell it all off to a place like Boulder Bike or The Pro's Closet. You won't get retail but it will save you from a lot of hassle you seem to dislike.

Otherwise, you will deal with meatheads on CL. There is no magic to prevent it.
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Sell as a lot for a fraction, in groups for a fraction, deal with the "Hi is this still available" people for local prices or sell on ebay and deal with the listings, packing, selling and fees.

No magic bullet for this one.
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Attend Eroica California and pay for a sales table at the flea market the day before.
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Old 05-09-21, 12:11 PM
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Ask someone else to do it for you (sell on CL or eBay) for 50% of the take. I’ve done that for a couple of different locals.
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Sell it here as one lot or a few lots for a price plus shipping. It will sell. You will get a better price than CL and you will have a knowledgeable buyer so you won't have to negotiate much.
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Here people use Kijiji, but the lowballers and crazy people are incredibly abundant. I can only imagine Craigslist is the same.

I find Facebook the better place to sell stuff. You can look at the profile and see what type of person you are dealing with. And when people have to show who they are and not hide behind a screen name they are usually more behaved. There's the odd exception of course.
Often I end up selling to one of my friends on FB that I had no idea needed the parts/bike but fb shows them the ad.

IMHO, it's worth the effort and it's no different then uploading pics on CL.
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Attend Eroica California and pay for a sales table at the flea market the day before.
Or find a swap meet near you and hang out for the day with a bunch of like-minded folks.
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There is also the person who resells vintage in Portland, but I forget the name of the store. She’s on Paceline, but not sure about here. I got a fair price for a box full of Campy cranks from her.
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There is also the person who resells vintage in Portland, but I forget the name of the store. She’s on Paceline, but not sure about here. I got a fair price for a box full of Campy cranks from her.
Maybe The Bike Recyclery? I think her name is Justyne.
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Maybe The Bike Recyclery? I think her name is Justyne.
Yep, that’s it!
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if you're not willing to sell to the people you are asking advice from, then i'd say donate it all to a local bike co-op or throw it in a dumpster.
Right, I read the OP's post that he did not want to sell via BF. The C&V FS forum is his best source of customers that won't endlessly ask him dumb questions and who have a decent idea of what this stuff is worth.
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In Pasadena, CA, there’s a shop you can carry in your parts and get paid for it.

Around The Cycle

edit: they also accept shipments of parts
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I got my premium membership today, specifically to winnow down my junkpile via the C&V sales section, listed a couple things, and it has already paid for itself. I think it took an hour for that to happen?
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Right, I read the OP's post that he did not want to sell via BF. The C&V FS forum is his best source of customers that won't endlessly ask him dumb questions and who have a decent idea of what this stuff is worth.
There is that, but I find BF members to be notoriously frugal and won't bite until you send them a NOS part (in the box) for 10% of what its worth. Next day air at your expense.

I'm on another forum where it's "I'll take it" because they realize what you're selling is priced to sell.
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My experience has been exactly the opposite. Folks here are willing to spend reasonable $ on good parts and pay for shipping.
On the other hand, I only sell really, really good stuff in really, really good condition.
Nice looking crowd as well!
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There is that, but I find BF members to be notoriously frugal and won't bite until you send them a NOS part (in the box) for 10% of what its worth. Next day air at your expense.

I'm on another forum where it's "I'll take it" because they realize what you're selling is priced to sell.
You've never dealt with Studebaker owners if you think we're "frugal". They call themselves "CASO's" ( Cheap A$$ Studebaker Owners ), I owned one for several years and was a member of the International Club, they aren't kidding LOL.
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"Ask someone else to do it for you"... Thanks nlerner. That is exactly what I did as per your suggestion. 15% commission. Should work out fine. Going to price each piece individually to sell quickly. My friend will list on FB Marketplace and on ebay if needed. Looking forward to moving this stuff on to someone that will put it to good use.
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Try fb marketplace or offer up as well
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