As lots of people here are into buying and selling bikes, I have been doing some research on bike values. There is a huge discrepency between the Redbook value and the prices being asked by private sellers and dealers. For example take a Honda CBR600F '98 model. (And by the way, my reasearch shows similar results for most bikes.) The Redbook National average price - private sale* $5,000 - $5,900 a sample of private sellers from Bikesales.com.au $6,100 - $7,500 and a sample from Bikepoint.com.au (dealers) $6,700 - $7,700. Now I understand why a dealer price is different to a private seller ... * Private Sale Price Guide may be different to a dealer's retail price because the dealer prepares the bike more thoroughly, both mechanically and aesthetically, and provides a consumer warranty. However, why is there such a difference to the Redbook in general? Are the people selling bikes "dreaming". It would appear that everyone inflates their asking price by at least 20%-30%. Is this the norm? What do you guys pay?