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Used bike value

Postby Doogaloo » June 14th, 2018, 10:53 am

Where is the best place to find out the value of bike to sell / purchase. I have a 2014 Niner Jet carbon I'm considering selling and would like to have an idea where to start on price.
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Re: Used bike value

Postby Hudnut » June 14th, 2018, 11:38 am

Don't worry. It's all downhill from here.
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Re: Used bike value

Postby c0nsumer » June 14th, 2018, 11:54 am

I personally feel that Bicycle Blue Book the best out there, but at the same time is really awkward, and both undervalues and overvalues at the same time. I personally use eBay minus 10% as a guidance, but the condition of the bike and components is a huge part. BBB only gives you broad stroke condition stuff.
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Re: Used bike value

Postby DynoDon » June 14th, 2018, 12:05 pm

The best way to get the most out of your bike is to find out what other people are asking for their simular bikes, simply by searching the web, Search, all of craigslist sites, e bay, etc. then post a bit high so it will leave wiggle room, but most people have already priced their bikes like that.
The thing about sites like Bicycle Blue Book, is they want your to check out their Tradin Program, or Partners, so they price it low enough that they, and the bike shop can make money.
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Re: Used bike value

Postby Doogaloo » June 14th, 2018, 1:34 pm

It seems that BBB only provides price for 2017 models.
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Re: Used bike value

Postby Hudnut » June 14th, 2018, 2:21 pm

no, it goes back. I don't get niners naming conventions but you must be selecting the wrong one if only 2017 is there

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchL ... odel=79684
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Re: Used bike value

Postby Roy » June 16th, 2018, 10:16 pm

The answer is simple !
How much would you pay for your bike?
Start with what the bike is worth to you and go from there.
For example, if you have a $2500 six year old bike that needs $500 in parts. A new comparable bike is $3500.
In good condition your old bike might be worth $1000, but the wear drops the value to $500.
The knock another $200 off the price because it has a carbon frame - ( no way for a buyer to check the carbon frame for concerns)
Again, you know the most about that bike, How much would pay for it.
If you do not sell it for a $1000 offer, you have in you just given up $1000 to keep the bike. You just purchased that bike a second time.



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