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Old 04-02-11, 03:44 AM
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Questions on pricing a used bike.

I've been trying to do my research on bike prices. I have a basic value down on the bike itself. But I was wondering how much of a factor do accessories like: racks, lights(Magic shine), fenders, schwalbe marathon tires(new), and a conversion of the handle bars to the butterfly bars add? I would be including the original bars, stem, tires and saddle too. Also does having the original reciept and documents add to the value?

I'm considering getting rid of my bike so that I could get a step through dutch bike.

My bike that I'm talking about is a 2009 Trek 7.3, it has a few minor scratches here and there, but it's on it's original set of brake pads still and about 700 miles are on the bike.

Sorry I just honestly after research can't get a price nailed down for it with accessories. For the bike alone with out everything I figure it should be able to fetch $300-$350.

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Old 04-02-11, 05:56 AM
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Decades ago I asked my dad (who had a talent for selling stuff) a similar question. He said: "Pick a number out of your head. If you still have it a month from now, the price was too high. If you sold it, the price was too low." A bike is worth whatever a buyer and seller agree on.

Frankly, I wouldn't count on much, if any, added value from the butterfly bars etc. If you find the right buyer they might be a plus but, if the product people at Trek thought they'd make the bike a more popular seller, they would have been stock.
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