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sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 13 7:08 pm    Post subject: Second Hand Bikes  Reply with quote    

Are they very cheap everywhere? BW's outgrown his medium-sized bike which was about 150 quid new. I spoke to a young chap in town who deals in second hand bikes and he offered me a tenner for it. To be fair he only charged me 30 quid (so 20 quid net) for a smallish full-sized replacement.

Both bikes were aluminium framed, cantilever brakes, decent gears, rims and so forth.

I'm not concerned financially, just wondered if this was a general thing...

onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 13 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

20net sounds a fair deal.
I don't think theres much value in a used Halfords cheapy bike.20- 30 sounds about right 2nd hand price, for one in GWO. Not in GWO tis scrap or freecycle (pun intended)

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 13 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They're not Halfords cheapies though. The full size is a Marin 350-400 quid commuter bike.
Just spoke to my brother though and he ended up giving a seriously high-end touring bike to a charity shop because the second-hand value wasn't worth the hassle of selling it. *shrugs*

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 13 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

onemanband wrote:
20net sounds a fair deal.

Does it?
How the heck is a bike dealer supposed to make a living?

onemanband



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 13 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
onemanband wrote:
20net sounds a fair deal.

Does it?
How the heck is a bike dealer supposed to make a living?


By being a bike dealer ?
Selling new bikes, servicing, accessories, selling p/x bikes.

onemanband



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 13 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
They're not Halfords cheapies though. The full size is a Marin 350-400 quid commuter bike.


In that case I am as suprised as you

onemanband



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 13 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This could be the answer
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19825764
And like all the exercise equipment sold - it is used once or twice then put in loft or sold. Hence a glut of second hand bikes ?

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
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Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 13 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ebay seems full of bikes at higher prices. Whether they sell or not I don"t know.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 13 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ive sold 2 outgrown bikes on ebay - 20 each for fairly well used but sound taller kids bikes.
They also sell well at car boots here.

Woo



Joined: 19 Sep 2011
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Location: Mayenne, Pays de Loire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 13 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

it does make you wonder why they get nicked so often if the second hand market is so poor?

that said 20 will still buy some smack!

i may have a browse for one for No1 son who is outgrowing everthing we own! shame they dont make them like they used to. My 22 year old raliegh amazon is still going. bet the same cant be said for the same brand these days. the manufacturing plant used to be down the road from me in the UK, now its a slow boat ride away!

Nell Merionwen



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 13 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

BL has a raliegh chopper he wants to sell. It looks like ebay would be the best bet.

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
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Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 13 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Woo wrote:
it does make you wonder why they get nicked so often if the second hand market is so poor?

that said 20 will still buy some smack!

i may have a browse for one for No1 son who is outgrowing everthing we own! shame they dont make them like they used to. My 22 year old raliegh amazon is still going. bet the same cant be said for the same brand these days. the manufacturing plant used to be down the road from me in the UK, now its a slow boat ride away!

Nicked & broken down into separate components will make much more than 20.00 on E-bay, & far harder to trace.

Woo



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 13 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tavascarow wrote:
Woo wrote:
it does make you wonder why they get nicked so often if the second hand market is so poor?

that said 20 will still buy some smack!

i may have a browse for one for No1 son who is outgrowing everthing we own! shame they dont make them like they used to. My 22 year old raliegh amazon is still going. bet the same cant be said for the same brand these days. the manufacturing plant used to be down the road from me in the UK, now its a slow boat ride away!

Nicked & broken down into separate components will make much more than 20.00 on E-bay, & far harder to trace.



good point!
but a very small part of me is sort of pleased your average toe rag can use set of spanners!

BahamaMama



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Location: Away with the fairies
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 13 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Timing is important - I sold a Halfords cheapy on eBay at Christmas for 150. I was stunned

paul1963



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 13 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know you're in Devon so a fair way from here Sean, but is there something like this near to you?

http://www.recycles-swindon.co.uk/

The bikes are fully serviced and reconditioned by people the Salvation Army are helping while under the watchful eye of an experienced mechanic. Their bikes are guaranteed and the prices are good too

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