7 Dec 15

How to better your chances of selling your bike


Maybe you’ve got a motorbike that is no longer being used, or you’ve spotted another bike on the market that you prefer the look of, but can’t afford. In either case, selling your current bike could be a great idea – but also possibly much easier said than done. Thankfully, the following tips could boost your chances of making an effective sale with that bike.

Make your bike look as good as new

Of course, to anyone who is interested in possibly buying your bike, you shouldn’t lie by saying that this bike you have used for years and are now trying to sell is, in fact, pretty new. However, that doesn’t mean that you still shouldn’t do what you can to visually spruce up the vehicle to make it look as good as it once did in a showroom. The better your vehicle looks, after all, the more successful you are likely to be in sealing a sale – or selling it at a high price.

Therefore, you shouldn’t be afraid to get out some wet wax and chain lube before giving that bike a good scrub! You also shouldn’t be afraid to spend a bit of money repairing any cosmetic damage. Carrying out such repair is ultimately a better strategy for saving money than leaving the damage unaddressed and knocking down the price as a result.

Gather together various vital details about your bike

When chatting to potential purchasers of your motorbike, you could find that there are highly numerous and various details about your vehicle that they are eager to know. These details could include the vehicle’s make, model, engine size, colour and mileage. On the more advanced level, they might also want to know the bike’s MOT status and service history.

Hence, it is definitely a good idea to research any of these details that you don’t already know. Should anyone unexpectedly ask for such information, you don’t want to find yourself having to spend time and energy fumbling around for it. Make things easier for yourself by thoroughly preparing.

Once you’ve finished preparing… where should you sell?

Much of the headache of selling a bike can be removed when you sell it through the WeWantBikes.com website. Haggling, for example, is completely out of the question when you sell to us – meaning that you don’t have to walk away feeling like you have received much less than your bike’s worth.

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