Tips For Selling

Discussion in 'Bikes for sale' started by pooriggy, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. pooriggy

    pooriggy Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Cranford
    Selling used bikes is not easy, potential buyers will tune out instantly if some basic info is lacking. In order to ease frustration of sellers as well as buyers I put together some pointers for selling used bikes. This list of criteria is a must for selling:
    • size of bike
    • picture of bike(gotta see it)
    • price of bike
    • condition(be honest)
    Don't post your bike until you have photo, allot of sellers will post photos to follow or email for pics. Having pictures in your 1st post will get better results.
    Give brief description of components and reason for selling.
    As far as price goes don't go too high, while your 10 year old bike may have sentimental value to you chances are its not worth what your asking. My rule of thumb is think of how much you want for it than cut that number in half, thats what you'll probably get. If you can't live with that price keep it as a beater. :)
     
  2. The Kalmyk

    The Kalmyk Well-Known Member

    Excellent post up Poo the Cyclist:D...Sellers don't forget to post up components as well...If ya got a little bling on your bike that could tip the scale your way if the buyer is teetering between two bikes
     
  3. Shaggz

    Shaggz A strong 7

    Location:
    Big Sky Country
    Thanks, Poo!
     
  4. biglou52

    biglou52 New Member

    Location:
    freehold nj
    Help with new frames for sale

    I have never posted before and ma looking to sell three mtn frames. How do I
    do that?

    Thanks
    BigLou52
     
  5. ebineezer

    ebineezer Well-Known Member

    Location:
    bergen county
    get your post count up;)
     
  6. jShort

    jShort Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Glen Gardner
    You need a minimum of 30 posts to post an ad in the classifieds. The idea is to encourage participation on the forum. If your next 29 posts are garbage, thoughtless, filler just to get you to 30, they will end up getting deleted and you'll never make it to 30. I've seen it happen many times.

    My suggestion is to either bribe the moderators, or go to the "First timers" section on the site and introduce yourself and start there...

    enjoy
     
  7. JSVKona2006

    JSVKona2006 New Member

    any way to get around posting more than 30 times?
    ive been a member of this site for a couple years, i just never post.
    But I would like to post something for sale. any way to cheat the system?
     
  8. Norm

    Norm Mayor McCheese Team MTBNJ Halter's It's my Birthday!

    Location:
    Warren
    This kind of post is usually all you need. Post it in General and one of us will move it.
     
  9. vanvanj

    vanvanj Member

    Location:
    cnj
    I unfortunalty have witnessed this first hand, although in complete fairness I was not filling or giving thoughless posts, I am an avid rider and donater to this site even though I am quite new:)
     
  10. ebineezer

    ebineezer Well-Known Member

    Location:
    bergen county
    you have 29 posts so far today :hmmm:
     
  11. vanvanj

    vanvanj Member

    Location:
    cnj
    Yes I have a busy life so when I have down time which is rare but in this case I am watching the Masters and searching the site, I don't understand the issue or problem with that? Also did I break any rules posting multiple bikes for sale?? Can someone please PM me, I don't understand why posts get deleted....makes no sense at all and a complete waste of my time to be honest. Lets meet a 6M to discuss since no one wants to PM on here. smh
     
  12. I Ride Bikes

    I Ride Bikes Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bound Brook
    Many of your posts were short answers contributing nothing to the thread. It usually indicates someone trying to make the minimum post requirement to sell an item on the aite.
     
  13. vanvanj

    vanvanj Member

    Location:
    cnj
    I disagree, how can you single me out and tell me my posts are not good enough? I think I have contributed but its all good my friend.
     
  14. marley mission

    marley mission Member

    Location:
    monroe
    +1 mike - i'm not sure why you are getting grief for throwing down posts - even if it was to get your post min so you could advertise a sale(s)

    some folks have too much time on there hands to hate on b.s. like that

    and thats just my 2 cents
     
  15. extremedave

    extremedave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Denville, NJ
    I ask myself a couple things before I post.
    Is it relevant?
    Do I have anything to add? (EX: if someone is asking for opinions on a tire, and I've only used one model, my opinion is fairly useless).
    Lacking all that, I will sometimes post if I think it's humorous and someone might get a chuckle.
    I also try to check my spelling and punctuation, as it reflects on how I come across and also shows I care enough about others on the board to make my posts readable. There are a lot of people on this board with a great deal of knowledge and experience regarding this sport.

    IMHO, that kinda doesn't cut it. Which is why vanvanj is getting his chops busted some.:D
     
  16. vanvanj

    vanvanj Member

    Location:
    cnj
    Thanks guys I guess I shouldn't of went to college after all:) lol
    I did just buy those tires, didn't mount them yet because I am not sure to go tubeless or not...hmm
     
  17. extremedave

    extremedave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Denville, NJ
    Never mind...
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  18. MikeP

    MikeP Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sicklerville
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  19. walter

    walter Fourth Party

    Location:
    South Amboy, NJ
    If you can, please provide me with a link to any other forum you belong to that shows you posting 30 useful bits of advice in an hour.

    Your intentions arent genuine, all you want to do is sell your crap.

    And by the way, you arent being singled out. We call out every shady poster.
     
  20. marley mission

    marley mission Member

    Location:
    monroe
    'cause thats useful:rolleyes:
     

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