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How to create a best-selling ad for your bike

· By Bike Hub Features · 0 comments

At Bike Hub, we’re confident that the Classifieds is the best place to sell your bike and gear.

To attract the best buyers and get the most out of your advert, you still need to create a good listing. Here are some top tips to help you create an effective advert and sell your second-hand bicycle quickly and easily.

1. Take good quality photos

Clear, high-quality photos are crucial to showcase your bike’s features. Ensure that the images are well-lit and show all angles of the bike, including the frame, wheels, brakes, gears, and any accessories that are included. Make sure the background is neat and neutral, and shoot the bike from the drive train side (with the crank level).

“A picture is worth a thousand words” and potential buyers rely heavily on the images that you upload to make their decision to buy or not.

2. Highlight the important features

Describe the bicycle’s important and unique features. Things like:

  • the correct type of bike
  • its frame size
  • its age
  • its condition (including recent service history)
  • the type of riding its done
  • any upgrades or unique components
  • any exclusions (items pictured that aren’t included in the sale)

3. Be honest

Honesty is the best policy. It is essential to be honest about the condition of the bike. Be sure to mention of any scratches, dents, other damage or past repairs in the advert and include detailed photos. This will help potential buyers make informed decisions about the bike. It will also save your time should a buyer discover the undisclosed damage and walk away from the deal.

4. Competitive pricing

Research the market to determine a fair price for the bike. Consider what other similar spec bikes are listed at on Bike Hub. Be realistic about it’s condition and age when setting the price.

If your bike is not selling, its a good sign that you might need to reduce the price to drive more interest.

5. Be responsive

Responding to inquiries promptly and providing additional information when asked gives buyers confidence. Also be available for inspections and test rides of the bike.

6. Be safe with Bike Hub Pay

For a secure and hassle-free transaction, we recommend using Bike Hub Pay. This platform allows you to purchase the bike securely and easily online, ensuring a smooth transaction for both the buyer and the seller.

By following these tips, you can create an effective advert that will help you sell your second-hand bicycle quickly and easily on Bike Hub. Remember to be honest and transparent in your listing, and you’ll find the right buyer in no time.


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