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How much should I pay for "slightly used" Trek 2300?(7 posts)

How much should I pay for "slightly used" Trek 2300?Aztec
Jul 8, 2002 8:20 AM
Hello All,

The LBS by my house has a "slightly used" Trek 2300 (2002 model) that has been sitting in the store for close to 3 months now. I finally pulled it off the rack yesterday afternoon and it's the right size. As the story goes some guy bought it new, crashed it on his first ride and turned it back in for a beach crusier.I didn't see any signs of wear on the bike but the shop employee showed me the scratches on the brake levers from the crash. Seems pretty minimal to me.

I'm going back tonight with shoes and will take the bike on a test ride. The sticker has a regular price of $2100 and a sale price of $1850. The bike is stock.

Now assuming the bike fits and I want it what should I pay? I'm thinking the guy who turned it back in didn't get his full money bike and the shop has already made a profit on the bike once. From what I've seen on the net this bikes sells new for around $1900. Since it's used there is no way I'm paying nearly that much for this one. I'm thinking $1200 or so and but you guys are the experts. Any thoughts on pricing a "slightly used" bike.

thanks!
personally, I'd pay no more than $1650 -nmTig
Jul 8, 2002 9:51 AM
I would suggest...PsyDoc
Jul 8, 2002 9:59 AM
...you make sure that Trek will honor the "lifetime warranty" given that you will not be the original owner. I would get this in writing from Trek and not take the LBS's word that "sure, they'll warranty it." Do you really know it's the right size or did the LBS tell you it was the "right" size? I am not sure I would offer them $1200 as that might be too low and tick-off the LBS. If you really want this bike, then I would suggest taking 30% off the regular price and see what happens.
For $1850 used, I'd go with a used 5200.Quack
Jul 8, 2002 10:08 AM
If you are unable to get it for less than the posted price, look to the carbon bikes. You can pick used ones up for $1500-2500 depending on the exact components you want. $1850 for the 2300 with Ultegra seems a little high, especially if it's been dropped. Or, offer the guy asking price if he throws new Dura-ace levers on it for free to replace the scratched ones.

Good luck!
used= 50% of full retail priceAndante
Jul 8, 2002 11:14 AM
This is a great formula for a real used bike. This one may be an exception, if it still has the full original owner's warranty, and the shop is treating it as new (free tune ups, ec).
Ask a few more questionsfiltersweep
Jul 8, 2002 4:35 PM
I purchased a bike from my LBS... they had a "satisfaction guarantee." I was not satisfied, 30 days later I returned it, gave them an extra $1000 for a much better bike, and was very satisfied. I'm guessing they cleaned it up and sold it "as new."

The way I see it, the 2002 should be selling for about $1850 right now anyway, this late in the season... at least in another month. But getting it from an LBS for $1200? You are dreaming!

Sure you can buy it new on the net (although there are NO authorized Trek internet retailers) for $1900 and get it even cheaper on ebay, but you'll have free service at your LBS for quite awhile if you buy it there. I think you'd be lucky to get it for $1700.
re: How much should I pay for "slightly used" Trek 2300?blatman
Jul 8, 2002 9:20 PM
hi, i work at a bike store and we have 2002 2300's selling for $1799. this price is brand new and is not on sale