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Selling advice(4 posts)

Selling adviceDanO-rama
Sep 11, 2003 6:12 AM
I have a nearly new frame, fork, headset, stem, b.b., and cranks and seatpost that I need to get rid of. It's a nice 853 frame, carbon fork, and D/A b.b. and cranks (new). Should I sell the whole package together of should I break it all down? I'm just wanting a fair price -not looking to pay bills with the profits from this.
re: Selling advicebimini
Sep 11, 2003 6:33 AM
For what it's worth

Keep the frame, fork, & headset together. Installing forks is intimidating and at times needs special, expensive equipment. It will limit prospective customers if you break them apart.

Selling it all together should also get a fair price, but selling the BB, Cranks, and stem seperately will get you a little more.

I am assuming your going to ebay. If you don't have at least 25 feedbacks (all good), I would suggest you find a friend willing to list them for you that does. There are a lot of scams in the bicycle section of ebay, people are nervious about bidding on items with low feedback and you will not get a good price unless your feedback is sound.
What works for me...Marketing Dept
Sep 11, 2003 6:33 AM
First of all, what is the brand name on the frame?

If it is a Supergo, Performance or ___________ (fill in the blank with any shop name), you are better off selling the whole bike.

The DA bb and cranks should sell nicely by themselves. Is the rest Ultegra 9speed? 8speed?

If it is 9 speed, part it out, for those folks looking to upgrade. I have found myself with extra front deraileurs since these rarely need replacing and folks don't buy them very often.

If it is 8 speed, sell the group to those who are looking to restore.

The downside to parting everything out is the time and energy that you have to spend:

1-taking it all apart and cleaning all the pieces.
2-the time to display and photo all the pieces.
3-the time to write up a sales description for each...
4-the time to submit the write up and upload photo to roadbikereview (1st choice) or to ebay.
5-the time and risk associated with keeping track of who bought what and getting the parts shipped to the right person

Bottom Line, if you have the time and the organization, I think you will be better off parting out. If you are looking to sell with the least amount of hassle, sell the bike as a whole.

Hope this helps.
Sep 11, 2003 8:19 AM
It's a Voodoo with an Easton fork. Per yours and Bimini's advice, I think I'll sell the frame/fork/headset/stem together and cranks/bb and some other items sepparate. Not an Ebay person. I'll be posting it on RBR.