Posted on July 12, 2021
That's it, you are decided. It's time to get rid of your used bike to find the ideal companion for your future adventures. But how do you take it?
There are many methods for selling your used bike. Some are much easier than others and some offer more value to your bike and time.
The Cyclist House answers all these questions and offers you the 5 most common methods for reselling your bike and make room for your garage!
1. Sell with The Cyclist House
The Cyclist House is the largest online bike market Used certified. If you want to exchange your bike against a new on our site, our process of sale / exchangeOnline has been specially designed to help you sell it at the best price.
If your used bike has a new purchase price greater than € 1,500, we will definitely want to buy it. More headaches to search for a platform to sell your bike!
Just follow the instructions on our pageSell / exchangeTo submit your bike and you will receive an answer with a purchase offer within a working day.
2. Sell your bike on troc-bike, lebonnoin, facebook or local online sales platforms
In recent years, online classified ads have flourish on all sides. Their advantages are that they offer you a free platform to sell your used bike and that it is enough to take some photos and write a description for your bike to be online.
But let's not forget, the main goal is to make the best price of your used bike so you can offer you the next bike that makes you look. The disadvantage of these platforms is that they are very often conducive to negotiation, which many of you find exhausting. And we understand you!
In addition, if your bike has a relatively large value, expect low offers and aggressive buyers ...
People who visit online classified ads have very diverse profiles and can go experts to enthusiasts, via the novices.
The other disadvantage is that when you sell online, you should always be wary of crook and cans. It is important when treating and meet unknown on the internet, always make sure the transactions are safe and secure.
In addition, you must fight for your ad attracts attention because it will be constantly displayed after new ads. Hear that if someone does not look exactly what you sell, it may never see your ad. If you are ready to provide these efforts and the resulting personal exchanges, you can choose this option.
3. Sell your bike to a second-hand sports goods store
Today, many bicycle shops do not take the need to buy and sell used bicycles. But if you are lucky, you may have near you, a shop specializing in the purchase, sale and consignment of used sports equipment.
The advantage of this method is to be able to sell locally and to conclude a transaction the same day. However, the main problem of this method is to get the maximum value for your bike. Many stores may not have the expertise to estimate the value of your bike, or their economic model does not allow them to redeem it to its true value.
4. Sell your bike on eBay
Ebay is a great way to reach buyers around the world.
You will have to deal with shipping costs and eBay expenses, but in return, you have a good visibility and you will have better chances to sell your bike.
The main disadvantage of eBay is that you have to succeed in developing a good reputation as a seller through positive comments. Very buyers are more likely to buy from trusted sellers with a good assessment. But that does not mean that you can not sell with bad ratings or few ratings, but if you do not sell often or if you are selling for the first time, you may miss some buyers who are ready to spend a little more for trust and security.
Ebay is also a popular option for enthusiasts looking for specific bicycle parts. This can be a good option if you have trouble selling your used bike as a whole, or if you want to maximize your performance by dividing your bike into its components. Thanks to Ebay's global marketplace, you will probably find one (or, hopefully, several) buyers looking for what you sell.
5. Sell your bike on a forum or website dedicated to bicycles
Internet is full of bicycle enthusiasts and online forums are their favorite meeting place. There are forums devoted to all cycling disciplines imaginable. In addition, many cycling sites have specific purchasing and sales forums, which are a little more elaborate versions of your local online sales platform. Nevertheless, visibility can be random depending on the site or the bike, and you can hit you cheap sellers, potential crooks or lack of interest.
Remember that if your bike does not sell locally, you will need to pack it and ship it. It costs money (sometimes a lot!), And if you do not have the material or experience, it can be difficult. That's why we wrote an article about How to pack and ship a bike.
Sell its used bike on a forum can be a little extra work, but this can be useful when you want to sell to a more specific type of buyer than you could not find locally.
How to sell your bike at The Cyclist House
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We understood. There is a high-end bike at home. You love it, but now it does not suit you anymore. This is where we intervene.
We have an effective and proven system to buy bicycles to cyclists like you. Whether you want money or you are ready to exchange your bike against your next bike, the goal of The Cyclist House is to provide you with exceptional customer service and allow you to sell your bike without problem.
We propose you to buy your bike in advance so you do not have to worry about the sale of your online bike.
Simply follow the steps below and we will send you an offer for your bike within 24 hours. If you have a quality frame or wheeled wheels, they also interest us! No matter where you live in Europe, we send ourselves to European customers and we are committed to offering a fair price for your used bike.
Go to the page Sell // Exchange and enter the information about your bike.
On the pageSell // exchangeFill out the submission form to tell us about the bike you have to sell. You must know the brand, model and year of your bike. This information must be accurate so that our team of experts can give an accurate estimate of the value of your bike. If you are not sure of one of these details, please contact our experts for help.
If it is damaged, or if you have made improvements to your bike, please describe it in this form. These elements will affect our offer for your bike. If your submission is accurate, it will make the process easier and faster for everyone!
Download photos of your bike
You will be asked to download a photo of your bike, chain side and opposite side. Make sure your photos are clear and well lit so that our team can carry out a precise assessment of your bike.
You will be able to download up to three additional photos to show improvements or damage.
Describe the state
You will be asked to describe the status of your bike using a scale of 1 to 5. A guide will be provided to help you evaluate the condition of your bike.
Our team methodically evaluates each bike depending on the brand / model / year and its condition. If we receive a bike in less good condition than expected, we will have to adjust the offer, which could delay the process. Please honestly evaluate the condition of your bike.
Submit your bike
After sending, you will receive an offer for your bike within 24 business hours. You will have the choice between a cash payment via PayPal or a store credit with The Cyclist House. Note that the value of the store credit will be 10% higher.
Ship your bike
We will send you a prepaid shipping label for your bike.Make sure your bike is packedso that it is not damaged during transport. Damaged bicycles will be returned or see their offices revised down.
If you are afraid of correctly packing your bike for shipping, our shiphood manager, Steve, has some helpful tips:
- Make sure there is no friction or contact between metal and carbon fiber, such as the front wheel against the frame or handlebar against the frame. Use adequate packaging materials to protect contact areas.
- Make sure nothing can move in the box, like the front wheel, handlebar, saddle stem or other small pieces.
- Make sure the box is free from any old shipping label. Take a picture of the box before shipping to record its condition.
Read our full guide for packing your bike safely for shipping.
Once your bike has arrived and that it has been inspected successfully, we will send you your store credit or payment via PayPal.
Thank you for choosing The Cyclist House to sell your bike! We are convinced that we offer the best customer service and the easiest way to monetize your bike.