Sell Your Motorbike – What’s The Best Option?

21st October

Sell Your Motorbike – What’s The Best Option?

Selling your motorbike doesn’t have to be a difficult or convoluted process. There are more options than ever before so, as well as being able to part exchange your bike when buying a new one, you can sell privately or you can use a motorbike buying service like Motorbike Buyer for total peace of mind and ease of use. Some people choose to part exchange simply because it’s what they’re used to, while many people shy away from private sales because of the additional hassle and extra work that is required.

Private Sale
When you sell your motorbike privately, it means that you have control over the price that you receive. Whether you were unsatisfied with a part exchange offer or you simply want control over the price you receive, this may be your best option. However, you will usually have to pay to list your bike in trade and sales magazines as well as in local newspapers. You will also have to field calls from potential buyers, and arrange times to show the bike. Most private buyers will want to haggle over price, too. If you have a collector’s or specialist bike, a private sale could offer you an effective means of getting a good price, but you will often have to wait for weeks or even months before you complete the sale.

Part Exchange
Part exchange is arguably the most common method for people that are looking to upgrade their motorbike. The process is simple. The seller takes their bike to the dealer, is offered a price by the dealer, and receives that amount knocked off the price of the new bike. Although this is a convenient way to sell your bike, it is unlikely to give you the best price, and you could be losing out on hundreds or possibly even thousands of pounds, especially if the dealer that you use does not usually deal with the type or brand of motorbike that you are selling.

Auctions
Auctions are relatively trouble free. However, if you don’t attract the attention of private buyers, then trade buyers will only really be interested in buying your bike at rock bottom prices. You have to pay auction fees, and if you can’t sell your bike for the reserve price that you set, it could end up costing you money with no returns. Online auctions are another possibility, but results can vary dramatically. If you do use an auction to sell your bike, ensure that you set a reserve price that you will be genuinely happy with.

Bike Valuation Services
Motorbike Buyer is an online bike valuation service. We buy any bike, pay on collection, and you don’t have to field calls or visits from potential buyers. We typically offer higher prices than dealers offer, and this means that you can quickly gain access to the cash that you want in order to buy a new bike. The process is quick and simple, and you could sell your bike in just a few days. We always aim to offer a fair valuation and, if you aren’t happy with the quote, you don’t have to accept it.

Contact Motorbike Buyer with any questions, or fill out the form, giving us a few personal details and bike details and we will get back to you with a valuation for your motorbike.