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Have prices gone up??

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by lordtb, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. Is it my imagination or have prices of second hand 250s gone up??

    Bikes that you could get for $3000 this time last year seam to go for $3500 to $4500!!! same models same condition...
  2. if your looking at buying a 2nd hand bike the most important thing you need to remember is:


    It doesn't matter what the seller is asking for, it doesn't matter what they think the bike is worth.

    There are a lot more people wanting to sell bikes than wanting to buy them. Most of them opt to sell them privately because they know that they will get two fifths of stuff all if they sell it to a bike shop or try and trade it in on another bike.

    If they are asking $4000 for a 250 what do you think a bike shop will have offered them? Maybe $2500 if they are lucky...

    offer them 65-75% of what they are asking and wave a couple of $100 bills in their face, chances are it will be more than what a bike shop has offered them. If they say no then shrug your shoulders hand them a piece of paper with your name and number on it and say "fair enough but try getting that much for it at a bike shop, give me a call if you change your mind..." and go.

    a lot of them call back a week or so later!