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 Post subject: Split Vs keep whole
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:00 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi all - is there a rule.of thumb regarding whether, financially, it is better to completely split a bike or keep whole to sell.
Also is it better, if splitting to group components ie groupset/drivetrain, wheels, frameset?


Many thanks, BT


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 Post subject: Re: Split Vs keep whole
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:04 pm 
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Purely my own opinion but... sadly it's more profitable to split but its always the wrong thing to do. It is such a joy to get your hands on something complete and original


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 Post subject: Re: Split Vs keep whole
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:53 pm 
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Agree entirely though ultimately it's being sold for 2 reasons equally; to give someone whoc(honestly) will ride and cherish it more than I, the pleasure of it bit also, to get the best possible return to ease a bit of financial strife with some left over for my next project


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:11 pm 
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It’s yours to do what you want with. Whilst splitting can generate more cash, there’s a lot more work to do selling it and you usually end up with bits that nobody wants.


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:14 pm 
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JSH wrote:
It’s yours to do what you want with. Whilst splitting can generate more cash, there’s a lot more work to do selling it and you usually end up with bits that nobody wants.

Thank you; pragmatic advice well received. I can see that splitting, let alone selling such a lovely bike could be seen as 'wrong' and I can empathise to be honest.
Last question...will I certainly be better off selling in May than advertising now?

Many thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:18 pm 
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Yes I would think so. The Eroica demand certainly buoys prices


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