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Things to note before selling your bike online for the best price

Things to note before selling your bike online for the best price

Snapshot: Do you have an old bike parked in the garage for a long time? Looking to sell it online for the best price? You are just at the right place.

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The second market for motorcycles and cars is booming these days, and the convenience of the internet has only given a push to this market. If you own a two-wheeler then chances are that you will forward to sell it off someday. Either you can approach someone known to crack a good deal, or you can visit specific dealers who expertise in buying and selling second-hand bikes. Apart from this, the easiest method is surf through a bunch of online portals that can help you sell off your bike for the best price. And if you are the one going for the last option then this article will help you to get the price of your motorcycle. 

1.Get the bike portfolio done:

In India 'Jo dikhta hai, vo bikta hai', that means the more showoff you can do the higher value you can squeeze out of the deal. Call your photographer friend cause you will need at least 5 to 6 high-quality photographs of your bike. Make sure you clean and polish it before doing the same. Repair minor damages if possible, it should look like it's just rolled out of the showroom because there is nothing better to convince a buyer than a good photograph. 

2.Check for the tire life, replace if needed:

Bald tires mean less final price. If you have to choose between getting the bike serviced before the deal or getting a new set of rubbers then go for the latter. Because your service overdue is not visible but your set of tires are. Good tires always make good impressions and will help you getting the best value for sure. 

3.Collect all the old service records:

If you have all the service records maintained, the chances are you are more likely to get the best value for the bike. The history of service records gives an assurance to the buyer that he is investing the money in a bike that is very nicely maintained and is more reliable. If your bike has a minor accidental history, it’s not important to mention the same in front of the buyer, as long as there is nothing pending repairs on the bike.

4.Sell the mods separately:

All the modifications done on the bike doesn’t add any value to most of the buyers. If you have a 60K exhaust on the motorcycle that really won’t help in getting a higher price, as not all the buyers are looking for modified models. The best you can do is remove all the upgrades and make the bike stock, and then sell everything separately.

5.Survey the top second-hand bike selling websites:

There are a couple of websites on the internet today that can help you get the best price for your bike in no time. Some of these websites are as old as 8-10 years and have a huge footfall of the users. The more traffic a website has, the better chances it has of getting the most views. List down some of the most used websites, and make sure you post the ad on at least three of such websites for free. You can also try boosting the ad that will guarantee you can make the best out of the internet selling power.

6. Make your ad stand apart:

Since by now you have already collected all the paperwork, got your bike repaired, and also got the portfolio done its time to post the best online advertisement. Since you already have good pictures your ad is bound to get the most views, but that’s not enough. Make sure you give a short, sharp and catchy headline to your advertisement.  

7.Choose intelligent pricing:

The most critical thing when it comes to dealing with the second-hand bikes or cars is the price point. So what is intelligent pricing and how to set it?

·         Do a survey of the same bike model as yours that have been enlisted on the different used bikes websites.

·         Choose a slightly higher but reasonable price and mark ‘negotiable’ on the headline of the advertisement.

·         Since you have tagged the ad as negotiable, this will attract more potential buyers.

8. Use social media to promote the advertisement:

Social media is the best internet platform for promoting your second-hand motorcycle advertisement. You can plan a good video, and upload the same on your Youtube channel. If you have a long list of Facebook friends, you can schedule various promotional posts. Also, you can connect to various 'Buy and Sell' groups and pages on Facebook that can help you out cracking the best deal.  

Also read: Are wheelies bad for your motorcycle?

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