Trade in's?

bennydorano

Well-Known Member
Location
Armagh
Apologies if this has appeared before - Generally speaking would any Chains or LBS' be interested in taking a trade in? Or is it a case of paddling your own canoe with ebay/gumtree whatever?
 
Location
Norfolk
My lbs will do trade ins, but only on bikes they sold in the first place if they have serviced it in the mean time
 

vickster

Legendary Member
I spoke with my LBS about this, they won't do it as they aren't able to offer a guarantee on used bikes, and they'd rather sell a new one!

Gumtree, eBay or classifieds on here - eBay of course fleece you for ~10% (or more once you add paypal into the equation) but you will have the widest audienc. Given the number of stolen bikes out there, make sure you have proof of purchase when you do come to sell
 

gbb

Legendary Member
Location
Peterborough
Pretty much as Vicksters, my LBS (i asked about this some years ago) explained...they can't or won't offer a warranty, they have no history of the bike so don't know how its been treated, it competes against new bike sales which they'll make much more money out of...its a no brainer for them.

Edited to say, they also have to offer such a low price to get any profit on resale, they risk offending the customer, then risk losing a new sale into the bargain.
 

gbb

Legendary Member
Location
Peterborough
I guess it depends on the particular LBS...My local never do, but another well established one over town do. Ask and you will know for sure.
 
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