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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 01:42 PM
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I just put my Sporty in the Cycletrader last Thursday. It's a 100th Anniversary (2003) black, all stock 883 Hugger. Has 3000 miles on it, has never been down, and is in great condition.

Well, I haven't gotten a single call on it. I have a pic of it in there, but I've listed it for $6900. Is this too much? I really thought I would have gotten a call on it by now. Then again, I've never sold a motorcycle before.

I need to sell this thing.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 01:43 PM
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priced too high for an 883. you might be able to get that for a 1200.

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Re: Cycletrader advice

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I need to sell this thing.
i will give you $50 for it... and you will like it

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I never has much luck with Cycletrader. The online search functions suck and the booklets aren't organized very well. I also found that many of the ads I responded to were old and the bike was no longer for sale.

I would give Ebay a try. Much higher caliber of bidders/inquiries.
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Yeah but then I gotta give Ebay a buncha money.

So what SHOULD I ask for it?

And how else should I sell it?
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I wish I had the money because I'd buy that thing off of you and make a flat track bike out of it.
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Only if it sells....I sold my RC51 for much more than your asking price and I think it came out to $20 insertion fee and $40 more when it sold.

AT least do a search on Ebay and save them to your watch list...once they sell, you'll see what they are selling for.
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I think that's too much money as well. Try lowering the price a little. Blue Book is only $6100.

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The problem with selling a Harley is the market is so saturated with them now.

Have any of you flipped through a cycle trader lately and seen all the used Harleys in there. Its discusting
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Sonofa-!

Yeah, I think I'm gonna lower it to $6000, and Nick I WANNA MAKE A FLAT TRACKER OUTTA IT TOO!

And what the hell is Walnecks?
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I just bought a bike on cycletrader, good experience for me.

I would try ebay too though. Last Nov. I sold my 2001 Fatboy for $17,500 on ebay. Grasshopper is right though, a lot of Harleys out there for sale, and with all the custom shops popping up the market is very saturated. Don't want to piss on your parade, but I'd be surprised if you get over $6k for the Sporty, even though it's a 100th anv. bike.
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NADA says the low retail is around $5,250 and the high retail is $6900. KBB says your bike is around $6000-6100.

Might need to lower it a bit.

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Walnecks is another cycle trader, usually alot of older bikes.

His name is Buzz Walneck. I sold him a 1968 Bultaco 360
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I've sold two bikes on cycletrader and they both sold quick and painlessly.
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