Did you Buy a used bike here at the full price between 1-30 days ? and you have decided the bike is not for you.. You can returned the bike. If You paid the full price you will receive a refund and minus a restocking fee of 25 percent.
All prices are negotiable and will be sold with No refunds-Exchanges. Final Sale.
Tips and checklist for buying a used bike in any market place.
Protect your bike! Over a million bikes are stolen every year in the US.
Make sure your bike isn't one of them
How to avoid buying a stolen bike when shopping used.
Is the price too good to be true? If the ad looks pretty good. then check around for similar conditions of the bike. Everyone loves a bargain, but if a bike is advertised too cheaply or if the seller seems too keen to ‘seal the deal’ quickly and without proper paperwork, there is usually a reason.
Research the seller. Some sites like Facebook, Google and Yelp offer decent tools to look into the seller’s seller history and ratings, no history at all, then it may be new seller with no ratings? Do they have lots of experience on bikes? Look for suspicious descriptions, No descriptions? No serial numbers?. No clear pictures? , If the sellers ad presentation looks bad, stay away.
Don’t meet them on the street, bike thieves will avoid meeting at their home address simply so you can’t point the police their way.
Ask tough questions online. Legitimate sellers are willing to answer detailed questions and will put time into quality responses. Inquire about any red flags from the ad or the seller. Ask them for any specific details about the bike that an owner should know – how long they’ve had it, Where they bought it, When was the last time the bike was service and what was done. If it still feels good, go ahead and ask for the serial number of the bike and take a full screenshot of the ad and print it out.
Ask more questions in person. If all is well with your initial investigation, go ahead and schedule a meet. Make sure to get the seller’s phone number and setup the meeting in a well-lit public place and bring a friend along if at all possible. Be sure to look for any discrepancies from the online posting (you brought the printout of the ad right?) and ask about it., Make the buy and ask for a Bill of Sale from the seller.
While this seems like overkill in today’s convenience economy, this is an appropriate level of detail to get into on a used bike. If you’re saving a few hundred dollars, the extra time is worth it and in nearly all cities, if you are in possession of a stolen bike, the police can seize it from you without reimbursing you for your outlay. For this reason, I strongly recommend you do a research and also get a dated bill of sale.
Of course, you can always skip the general private seller and go to a bike shop that specializes in bikes. There are local bike shops that specialize in used bikes. You won’t get the same selection, but Specialty shops specializing in bikes generally take extra steps to make sure that the bikes are clean and will also make sure that they are safe and in good condition!
Please remember bike thieves are criminals if you buy a stolen bike not only are you contributing to the problem of bike theft but you are putting yourself in very serious danger.
The best resource where most everyone can go to search or register a bike is Bike Index.
If your bike is in need of service then your trade is considered a trade plus cash depending on the condition. Example: In my market, I sell a Diamondback bike between $225 and $260. If your bike can bring same value and looks like mine, cleaned no service needed = That is an equal trade, If a bike has the potential of the same value with the need of service then I deduct the tune-up service between $60 and $80 plus parts, example $60 that is my tune-up service. Plus up $150 for parts: Tires,chain,Grips,cables.,seats etc,
Interested in buying a bike ? but you are unable to be here next within 30 days, I can hold it for 30 days with a small $5 deposit. (Venmo/PayPal ) Apple pay via Facebook, Google Pay, Cash App.
Trade your bike
You can trade your used bike plus cash. The value will be determine upon inspection.
Please review Policy.
Here is a guide
Our value ranges are based on current market trends for bicycles sold in “stock” condition. Any modifications to the bicycle, made by the owner/ seller, must be accounted for independently. As a Secondary seller additional tuning and warranties that can increase the value of a used bicycle and must be considered when transacting through them.
In consideration of Bicycle Blue Book’s customers and retail partners, it is our policy to refuse valuation to bicycles in poor condition.
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