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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:49 pm 
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Got a new trek road bike last year and just don't ride it (done 1 ride of about 12 miles!) as I prefer my MTB's.
Therefore it's immaculate.
Where is the best place to sell it? Is this forum an appropriate place to advertise a new road bike?
(Not keen on ebay due to rip off fees!)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:54 pm 
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At this moment you could advertise it here. No problem. Do not know whether you'll find the right audience, but you could try.

I do not know other ways. In Holland free classified sites are very popular and eBay is pretty much non-existent, but I am not familiar with the UK situation. Others will.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:54 pm 
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I'd try sell it here or gumtree...just to avoid ebay stiffing you for 10% then 10% paypal.

Although that said you get so many more viewers on ebay that its almost worth paying the 10% then only accepting cash on collection or cheque.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:31 am 
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gumtree is good, and you could try the road bike section on pistonheads (its in the non-motoring section) as its free...


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:11 am 
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Try one of the other cycling forums like Bikeradar. Gumtree is often full of knock-off kit, so people expect bargain prices and no questions asked.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:32 am 
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have you tried loot ?
the manchester edition used to be ok for selling bikes
not sure if its still free
agree about flea bay fees are getting silly
but obviously you have a wider audience


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:36 am 
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1duck wrote:
I'd try sell it here or gumtree...just to avoid ebay stiffing you for 10% then 10% paypal.

Although that said you get so many more viewers on ebay that its almost worth paying the 10% then only accepting cash on collection or cheque.


There's the thing, ebay is the biggest market by such a long way it can be worth paying the fees.

For marketplaces I'd recommend here (obviously), ebay, veloriders, bikeradar, singletrack & ctc forum.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:16 am 
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John wrote:
There's the thing, ebay is the biggest market by such a long way it can be worth paying the fees
+1. It's also probably worth trying your LBS or Halfords for a used bike box, as being able to post it helps too.
I've only sold a few bikes on Ebay, but they've all been sniped up to silly money in the end. Easily worth the fees in my opinion.


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