...how about using the Classifieds section on this very website? We get a lot of daily traffic, of the kind of people who would be likely to spend money on decent, high end equipment.Happy New Year, guys!
So, anyone know the best place to list some used, high end bikes? Yahoo Auction? I'm asking for a friend who's looking to unload a few bikes.
Franz for the memory.After that, the traffic varies depending on what is being discussed at the time, with the current popular threads taking positions 4 and onwards. The profile page of Franz seems to remain a point of interest too, and is always in the top 20 somewhere of pages visited.
Yahoo has always worked great for me! 700+ transactions with only 1 nut job encountered.Yahoo Auction is dicey as a seller. Typical buyers will nitpick anything endlessly and threaten 'claims' . If you do plan to use it remember to adversely describe your article which is completely opposite of what you'd generally think to say (like all the good stuff about it). So -- for your, ahem, high-end bike, you'd probably start by describing:
Used and previously ridden high-end bicycle. It has ordinary appearance with paint chips and scratches in various locations. (Then describe each scratch, chip, dent or otherwise non-new appearing point). Photo it so it looks far worse that it actually is because for certain whomever buys it will complain bitterly that it is 'faded' or the chrome seems 'corroded' , etc. In fact, it's best just to label it as 'junk' , then you will receive far less hassling messages and potential 'claims' if you do sell it.
Surprisingly , this will not affect your selling price. People will pay what they have in mind to pay regardless. And if it is truly a desirable product, the price will be right. But I would expect about half of what you could get by selling it on TCC, to be honest. Don't forget, as well, that bikes over 54cm are hard to sell in Japan. And even if you have a real jewel, there simply may not be any audience for it. Again, TCC is much better if you're selling a larger size bike or frame set. Beyond that you might check some of the boutique shops that sell higher end heritage bikes as they will typically have customers that are collectors as well.
Also - there are a lot of buyers on YA that continually phish for such bikes and then try to scam the seller by lodging 'complaints' and 'claims' . I caught out such a buyer on some parts I was selling. When researched their past purchases I found very distinctively the pattern and filed a reverse claim with Yahoo. They sided on my behalf and also confirmed my suspicion of such activities.