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    Cant understand why my bike isnt selling...

    ok, so i have a gsxr1000k3, been trying to sell it for months now, imaculate condition and only 13000 miles on the clock, i have tried it on here and ebay but it just wont sell, i dont think i am asking alot for it, has anyone else had any experience with selling them recently?

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    Banned

    Worth £3-3500 what are you asking ?

    I've always found things like cars and bikes sell badly on the bay. Not many people think to look there.
    Get it on bike trader and you'll get online exposure and good old paper.

    Price? Would help judge if you are asking the right price. And to be hones biking weather is only just getting here. Its hardly a winter hack about.

    Original Poster

    3500, had alot done to it, if i put an item number in here am i breaching the rules?

    Banned

    If its on ebay you can't advertise it here
    expect this thread to be locked as soon as a mod see's it
    Edited by: "whatsThePoint" 25th May 2011

    Banned

    No, can add item number.

    Original Poster

    not to advertise, just in this thread, i really cant understand why such a nice bike (biased I admit) wont sell

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    whatsThePoint

    If its on ebay you can't advertise it hereexpect this thread to be locked … If its on ebay you can't advertise it hereexpect this thread to be locked as soon as a mod see's it



    Has the OP made a thread in fs/ft? I can't see one

    Banned

    You should lower the starting bid.

    Original Poster

    i cant take less than that for it though, its cost me 11000 all together
    I know its second hand and no one wants to pay for the extra parts etc but since feb i have had this on/off preloved/ebay/paper etc

    Watchers Don't make Winners, If your interested,
    come and see the bike,
    if it doesn't have any bids on it I will be dropping it off at the local part ex bike shop!!
    this is your LAST CHANCE to buy this awesome bike!!
    Advertised Elsewhere So I Reserve The Right To Close Auction At Any Time!

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    DangerGod

    Has the OP made a thread in fs/ft? I can't see one



    I didn't think promoting your ebay items was allowed on here

    All that puts me off for a start ^^

    Advertised Elsewhere So I Reserve The Right To Close Auction At Any Time!



    may put bidders off, it does me when i see it on stuff im interested in..... and also if people report your listing it can be removed

    Aren't people more likely to buy a bike in the Summer,listing it as early as Feb maybe wasn't such a good idea.

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    woddle1000

    i cant take less than that for it though, its cost me 11000 all togetherI … i cant take less than that for it though, its cost me 11000 all togetherI know its second hand and no one wants to pay for the extra parts etc but since feb i have had this on/off preloved/ebay/paper etc



    My xtz660 cost someone else £30k+ but i paid under £2k
    You never recoup the money for extras

    Original Poster

    i am not premoting it, i am asking for genuine advice, i am obviously not going to sell something as specialist on here I wouldnt have thought,
    I put that line in to try and give people a bit of urgency because it hasnt sold so many times, 8 quid a throw from ebay is soon topping up

    if you do sell it dont sell it from your home/give out your address my OH cousin did they never showed up, that night his bike got nicked

    take it to someone elses house to do the deal
    Edited by: "ilovepink" 25th May 2011

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    Single seat would put a lot of people off

    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint

    My xtz660 cost someone else £30k+ but i paid under £2ki understand i am n … My xtz660 cost someone else £30k+ but i paid under £2ki understand i am not going to get much back but you would have thought it would top the higher end of the scale on valuations now since having all the work done, especially cosmetic paintjobsYou never recoup the money for extras


    The better weather will be upon us soon hopefully,so i imagine you'd have more luck.

    I really would take all that stuff out i posted eariler,it will put buyers off.

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    ilovepink

    if you do do sell it dont sell it from your home/give out your address my … if you do do sell it dont sell it from your home/give out your address my OH cousin did they never showed up, that night his bike got nicked



    Lol, that is kinda funny!

    Original Poster

    ilovepink

    if you do sell it dont sell it from your home/give out your address my OH … if you do sell it dont sell it from your home/give out your address my OH cousin did they never showed up, that night his bike got nicked take it to someone elses house to do the deal


    never thought of that, thank you!

    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint

    Single seat would put a lot of people off


    i thought that, my ex always used to want to go on the back and after a crying fit from the east lancs, i decided not to give her the option ha!!

    Banned

    A paint job nearly always lowers the value, most people think its was done due to the bike being dropped

    Original Poster

    will give it a try, thankyou

    deb8z

    The better weather will be upon us soon hopefully,so i imagine you'd have … The better weather will be upon us soon hopefully,so i imagine you'd have more luck.I really would take all that stuff out i posted eariler,it will put buyers off.


    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint

    A paint job nearly always lowers the value, most people think its was … A paint job nearly always lowers the value, most people think its was done due to the bike being dropped


    I have paperwork to say it was done to a clean tidy bike!! should have popped that in there i think

    Can you take the extras off and put the original stuff on? Sell the extras on ebay and sell this as close to original as possible. Plus take the jargon off about watchers and advertised elsewhere, I do not know why people do this, because if you sell it you just remove from ebay isnt it!!!!!

    Original Poster

    all the original parts are long gone, but yes I will take those parts out in a min and if it doesnt sell this time I will take the advice of bike trader i think!!

    Banned

    If your friendly with your local dealer ask if they will take it in on sell or return
    Did that with my ZX636 as it was coming up to winter a couple of years ago, didn't sell to March but got the money i wanted and the dealer got his cut on top, being summer now yours should sell quicker
    No hassles for me to deal with or chance of getting ripped off

    Original Poster

    might give that a try, had a 636 myself, cracking bikes, shame to see this one go too but with insurance through the roof it has got to go!!
    thanks for all your help everyone, really appreciated!!

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    woddle1000

    I have paperwork to say it was done to a clean tidy bike!! should have … I have paperwork to say it was done to a clean tidy bike!! should have popped that in there i think



    Be worth mentioning bike wasn't dropped in ad and while you may think its the best paint job ever others won't and your limited to JR fans

    DangerGod

    Lol, that is kinda funny!



    i did warn him not to do it, but he thought he was ok just giving out his postcode..... he only lived on a small street then 3k gone just like that

    ilovepink

    i did warn him not to do it, but he thought he was ok just giving out his … i did warn him not to do it, but he thought he was ok just giving out his postcode..... he only lived on a small street then 3k gone just like that



    Thats a cracking idea if its insured and you can't sell it

    Original Poster

    jayjayuk1234

    Thats a cracking idea if its insured and you can't sell it


    Nice looking bike mate

    Original Poster

    thank you, its for sale you know? lol

    lol, just bought myself a new toy (see avatar). Have you tried pistonheads? pretty sure it is free to list on there

    Original Poster

    i havent mate, nice, think my next one (in a couple of years when the points have gone down) will be something along those lines, Ssports knacker your back after a few years of riding

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