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Old 10-03-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default Sale strategy needed

I have to sell my bike (moving):
1986 Honda Shadow, 700C.
52,400 miles
North Shore, MA

Any suggestions on how to do it at this time - end of the season in MA?

It stood outside of my garage for a month with a sign "For Sale" and I placed ad on local Graigslist. Had no time to open an e-bay account, but may be will have to.

What would be a reasonable price to ask?

I thought of $1800
It is great bike and runs well. I had much fun with it.

Help.
Thanks!
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:47 PM   #2
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Try Cycletrader.com and lower the price to an odd number like $1745. Price points sell.
Don't forget to sign up for Klazy Ken's workshop. You'll learn to sell, sell, sell......
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:50 PM   #3
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:34 PM   #4
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Just a heads up, NADA has the bike listed as the following:

Excellent: $1,425
Very Good: $950
Good: $500
Fair: $175
Poor: N/A
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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Excellent: $1,425
Very Good: $950
Good: $500
Fair: $175
Poor: N/A
That's an interesting range of prices, usually don't see that big a gap from lowest to highest. Does anybody consider this one "collectible?" (whatever that means)
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:40 AM   #6
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Well Mr. Riza does apparently.....You're going to have to lower the price by half my friend. In slow times people just won't spend top dollar. You might try Cycle Trader but reaaly you've priced the bike much higher than it's commercial value.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:47 PM   #7
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Well Mr. Riza does apparently.....You're going to have to lower the price by half my friend. In slow times people just won't spend top dollar. You might try Cycle Trader but reaaly you've priced the bike much higher than it's commercial value.
Quite a few miles on it for a Japanese cruiser. Most of them have less than 10K miles.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:05 PM   #8
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Quite a few miles on it for a Japanese cruiser. Most of them have less than 10K miles.
yeah that's not going to help. Realistically your looking at $500~$600...sorry but the miles are a killer. The buyer will either be a kid starting out or a commuter who'll run it into the ground as a gas saver. Might be better off keeping it.
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:51 AM   #9
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Thank you, thank you, thank you.
This all is very helpful.
Yes, of course, I think my bike is a "collectible", "unique" etc, because it is MY bike )))
Yeah... I guess I must lower my expectations.
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