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do a lot of the bikes in classifieds seem high priced?(7 posts)

do a lot of the bikes in classifieds seem high priced?jimmyihatetoregister
Jan 30, 2003 10:24 AM
I am interested in several bikes in the classified section, 56 or 57 cm. However, they are all listed pretty high for a used bike. How much do bikes depreciate? How close are bikes selling on this site to the asking price? I don't want to offend by offering too low, or be unrealistic either. THX
ask/offerBill RHIT
Jan 30, 2003 10:41 AM
It's the standard economic problem of high asking prices vs. small offer prices. So go ahead and make your offer, this will at least get negotiations rolling.
Always look for a sucker first....Alexx
Jan 30, 2003 10:53 AM
you can drop the price if you don't find one.
re: do a lot of the bikes in classifieds seem high priced?WrigleyRoadie
Jan 30, 2003 11:14 AM
I sold a frame on RBR, and I've sold some saddles as well. Each time, the items went to people who emailed me with lower prices... I play them off of each other, and get the best price I can. It works out... I sold a new Bianchi EV2 with aluminum seat post for 600. The asking price was 750, since I'd paid 800 and never built it up.
Most seem highKeeponTrekkin
Jan 30, 2003 11:43 AM
I bought my bike from this site. At the time, I felt as you do. Then, 2 good (for me) bikes appeared; both were "priced to sell", i.e. significantly lower than similar ones. I jumped and made my deal. By now, you probably know the market well enough to know this when you see it.

I think my case is the exception 'though. Negotiate. IMO.

KoT
Uh, no.Elefantino
Jan 30, 2003 8:13 PM
I just bought a Serotta CSI custom on this site. I did not pay too much. On the contrary.

Just shop around, know what you're willing to pay, and watch out for bargains.

FWIW,
Mike
Do not forget ebay - lots of great deals on therephil the wheel
Jan 31, 2003 1:28 AM
I have seen tons of great deals on bikes on ebay - many are brand new bikes dealers are closing out

also great deals on components and wheels especially