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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well I might be selling my 2013 CVO Break Out in a few months. I never really sold one so looking for tips to get the best coin. What sites do you guys typically use, and any other tips will be appreciated. I plan to sell it for around Blue Book. Thanks!

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I use Craigslist. Have both bought and sold bikes. Craigslist is free and you can alter or delete your ad any time you want. You can take a few pics, write your ad and have it on Craigslist in maybe 15 minutes.

Yes, you may have to deal with a couple of idiots, no big deal. And besides having interested persons contact you through Craigslist email I also list a cell number, lots of folks do a lot of texting these days. Besides a few good pics, the more info you can put in your ad the better, will save you time answering the obvious questions. And this forum has had discussions regarding how folks feel about allowing test rides--I'm in the category that it is highly unlikely I would allow a test ride but if a prospective buyer wants to make sure it runs, shifts, brakes OK they can ride as a passenger for a couple of miles.

Craigslist has a policy of one ad in one location. But when I am really bored sometimes I look at their bike ads and besides here in Louisville I may also look at their ads in other cities. I see a LOT of bikes advertised in more than one location. It appears that if you alter the title of your ad even a little bit they won't pick up the same bike listed in a different location or two.
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It appears that if you alter the title of your ad even a little bit they won't pick up the same bike listed in a different location or two.

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Well I might be selling my 2013 CVO Break Out in a few months. I never really sold one so looking for tips to get the best coin. What sites do you guys typically use, and any other tips will be appreciated. I plan to sell it for around Blue Book. Thanks!

Then...... what do we get to help you buy?

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Check NADA for Price, it's what the Insurance Companies use. It will have a Retail Price, what you would expect to pay at a Dealer. +1 for Craigslist, I've sold 2 Bikes on there, No Hassle's.
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Well I might be selling my 2013 CVO Break Out in a few months. I never really sold one so looking for tips to get the best coin. What sites do you guys typically use, and any other tips will be appreciated. I plan to sell it for around Blue Book. Thanks!


Then...... what do we get to help you buy?
You guys might vote me off the island when I tell you what I just put a down payment on.

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You guys might vote me off the island when I tell you what I just put a down payment on.
Vespa? Touring model......

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Also try Facebook Marketplace. I am having less flaky people going through there, because you see their real name and profile. Weeds out the scammers a little better.

When pricing, I use KBB, NADA, craigslist and cycletrader to get comparative values.
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I have sold bikes on both Craigslist and eBay. A whole bunch of scammers out there. Be very careful. Also you may try Cycle Exchange. Good luck.
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I got a chance to snag one of the Triumph Rocket3 TFCs. My wife is letting me keep both for a bit, it won't be here until 2020. But one will have to go. My ESP runs out on my Break Out this summer after the Collision so I will have a tough choice ahead.

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