|Need advice on selling a frame||sigepf94|
Dec 1, 2003 2:54 PM
|I would like to sell a new unridden Schwinn Fastback LTD with an all carbon fork and cane creek headset and I don't know how much it is worth. Please help! I want to get rid of it to buy a new bike.|
|$269.00 if it's out of the box....$279.00 if it's in the box....||MR_GRUMPY|
Dec 1, 2003 4:41 PM
Dec 1, 2003 6:11 PM
|Go to eBay and do a search for similar frames and see what they sell for. That's the closest thing to a free marketplace that you will ever find. If you find the same frame on eBay, you can click the link for recently completed sales and find out what similar frames have sold for (if there's been any lately).
Another option would be to place an ad in RoadBikeReview classifieds for 50-75% of retail and see if you get any takers. Your frame, even though, won't have a warranty for the buyer unless you're a dealer -- so keep that in mind. Personally, I wouldn't pay more than 50% or retail unless I really wanted a particular frame and it was exactly the right size, color, geometry and in great condition.
Frames don't seem to be selling too well right now on eBay, probably due to the onset of winter. I recently sold a used frame in the Classifieds section here and got my asking price. I priced the frame reasonably though --50% of retail -- and it was in great shape.