Selling Tips

Want to sell something on Secondhand Cycle? Use these tips to help generate interest and close a sale.

Post an awesome listing

Generate a great listing and there’s no doubt you’ll have interested buyers. Be clear, descriptive, and include high-quality photos. If you’re posting an auction with a reserve, make sure your reserve price is fair. If you’re posting a fixed-price listing, keep the price reasonable.

Sell something people want

The market for bicycles and cycling gear is bigger than you think, so your item is likely to generate at least some interest. With that said, don’t expect something to sell here if you could leave it on the side of the road and still find it there a week later.

Be responsive

Interested buyers will often ask questions before purchasing. The quicker you respond with accurate and insightful information, the more interested you keep a buyer and the more likely they’ll be to buy from you.

Consider the offer

It’s possible you might get offers for less than you hoped. If this happens to you, it may be time to reconsider your price. On the flip side, have a healthy skepticism of buyers who offer you more than you think your item is worth. Check buyer reviews and do your due diligence with the buyer to make sure you are transacting with someone trustworthy.

Advertise, if you wish

We take care of a lot of advertising and marketing for you item ourselves, but it doesn’t hurt to mention that you have something for sale on Secondhand Cycle if you know of a friend or several who might be interested. The more you can get the word out, the more likely it is you will sell your gear.

If your item doesn’t sell, don’t worry about it. Take some time to consider what went well and what didn’t. Adjust your price if needed, review your descriptions, and try relisting the item. There’s always a second chance 🙂 

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