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Old 07-05-16, 09:28 AM
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I have been highly unsuccesful in selling my expenisve Dutch bike on Craigslist for past year.
The LBS mechanic said people here are mostly "racers"; so such niche bike are almost impossible to sell.
So, I'm thinking about giving it to charity.

Where should I take it?
I'm in SE houston...but have no problem taking it across town if it'll go to a good cause.

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Old 07-05-16, 08:40 PM
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What about ebay? If you want to give your bike to a charity Goodwill might be a good choice. Maybe BikeHouston would be interested?
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You are in the 5th largest economy in the country. If you cant sell the bike in 1 year, its priced too high.

If Dutch style bikes are sold in Houston, then there is a market.
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Post a few pics of the bike on the C&V valuation forum. You'll get a decent range of prices to work with. Also you may need to work on your ad. Ads can really help sell a bike on CL.
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Old 07-13-16, 10:19 AM
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You are in the 5th largest economy in the country. If you cant sell the bike in 1 year, its priced too high.

No, it's already priced ridiculously low. A lightly-used one-year old bike...I'm asking just 40% of its original store price.

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If Dutch style bikes are sold in Houston, then there is a market.
No, they're not sold in Houston...I bought mine from the exclusive USA distributor in California.


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Post a few pics of the bike on the C&V valuation forum. You'll get a decent range of prices to work with. Also you may need to work on your ad. Ads can really help sell a bike on CL.
My ads are awesome. Lots of high-dev pictures. Very well description.

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No, it's already priced ridiculously low. A lightly-used one-year old bike...I'm asking just 40% of its original store price.



No, they're not sold in Houston...I bought mine from the exclusive USA distributor in California.




My ads are awesome. Lots of high-dev pictures. Very well description.
I like it. You ask a question and then argue with all the advice. Seriously guy what a waste of time.
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I see a Craigslist ad for a "dutch bike" here: https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/5622495890.html. If that's it, then $700 seems crazy expensive for a used comfort bike. You can buy a new comfort bike with all of those features for less than $500. Does it come with a bunch of weed or something?
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I see a Craigslist ad for a "dutch bike" here: https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/5622495890.html. If that's it, then $700 seems crazy expensive for a used comfort bike. You can buy a new comfort bike with all of those features for less than $500. Does it come with a bunch of weed or something?
You cannot compare a genuine Dutch bike made in Holland, to a modern mass-produced bike made-in Taiwan.
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You cannot compare a genuine Dutch bike made in Holland, to a modern mass-produced bike made-in Taiwan.
I bet I can.
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People buying comfort bikes could care less about where the bike is from and whether it is handmade. They are not generally discriminating buyers. When they do carefully compare variables, those are not the factors that are going to drive their decision.
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