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Have I overpaid for my bike

Old 02-18-19, 06:54 AM
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Have I overpaid for my bike

I have bought a kuota kharma 2013 model with 105 groupsets for 700 and I'm wondering if this a good price everything on the bike is standard no scratches or marks on the bike and full carbon aero frame.
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Old 02-18-19, 07:40 AM
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Whats it built up with? But ride it. If you like it then no.

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Old 02-18-19, 10:06 AM
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What biker128 said, if you ride it and like it, then it's worth what you paid for it.
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Old 02-18-19, 10:10 AM
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Now's a great time to ask.
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Old 02-18-19, 10:23 AM
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Why you want to give it back , trade in, go down the price tiers ? lower range components and all that. ?
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Old 02-18-19, 10:35 AM
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You paid too much! Now what?
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Old 02-18-19, 10:36 AM
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Great job on respecting the BF posting guidelines.
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Old 02-18-19, 10:41 AM
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Old 02-18-19, 10:44 AM
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You paid too much! Now what?
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Old 02-18-19, 10:53 AM
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It all comes down to condition, condition, condition, fair price is the price the market will bear.
If you like the bike, it fits well, and is not worn out, than you got your good deal.
Best to research first though.
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seems like this should be a permanent thread. i have a feeling a lot of people get a certain level of buyers remorse after you drop a chunk of change on a bike. i just put a deposit down on the most expensive bike i've ever owned. feel pretty good about it (really excited, actually), but its always nice when you feel like you got a good/fair deal.
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Old 02-18-19, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by sultanofsuede View Post
seems like this should be a permanent thread. i have a feeling a lot of people get a certain level of buyers remorse after you drop a chunk of change on a bike. i just put a deposit down on the most expensive bike i've ever owned. feel pretty good about it (really excited, actually), but its always nice when you feel like you got a good/fair deal.
it also makes sense to ask BEFORE you made the deal, eh?
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Old 02-18-19, 02:16 PM
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A bike like that and that age might be worth $700 but not 700. So, yeah, you overpaid just a tad. But hey, ride it like you own it!
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
it also makes sense to ask BEFORE you made the deal, eh?
But what if the deal escapes? You need to PULL THE TRIGGER right away. Not doing so is a bombproof (bulletproof?) way of missing on THE DEAL.
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Bicycle Blue Book is a good place to find the MSRP for many bikes but maybe not so good for realistic sale prices. I doesn't list one for the 2013 Kharma 105 but has values for 2008-2010. https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/Sear...45&model=59011 Based on the ones shown it probably sold new in the US$2,500 range. One of the bike mags I've never read rated it Bike of the Year for 2013 https://www.bikeradar.com/us/road/ge...-evo-13-46964/.
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Old 02-18-19, 04:44 PM
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In 1986 I dropped 750 dollars on a touring bike. Full boat price. According to some I paid too much. According to the smile on my face, nope. Paid the right price for the right bike. Still have it to this day and love it.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
it also makes sense to ask BEFORE you made the deal, eh?
yes, for sure. i was thinking of this being little more light hearted (like a goofy way to make fun of each other's purchases). maybe i'll suggest this series to GCN.
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I had to replace a stolen bike a few years ago, and found a nice Bianchi S9 in my size. I definitely paid too much, as some of the parts needed to be replaced, and now I'm into it for more than its worth. But I really like the bike, so I guess it's a long termer.
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Originally Posted by onlinemenace View Post
I have bought a kuota kharma 2013 model with 105 groupsets for 700 and I'm wondering if this a good price everything on the bike is standard no scratches or marks on the bike and full carbon aero frame.
You under paid, nice bike.
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Something tells me the OP will not be back.
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Something tells me the OP will not be back.
Ya know. Pictures or it never happened.
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