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#1 2013-02-07 8:49am

Donarelo
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PRICES AT SHOWS

Are parts and complete bikes cheaper at sale/trade shows than here on the site ?


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#2 2013-02-07 8:53am

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lol


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#3 2013-02-07 8:55am

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Re: PRICES AT SHOWS

Yep at least by half…


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#4 2013-02-07 8:57am

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Its all relative. Im a believer in face to face transactions. Always gotten what I felt to be better deals when I can shoot the shit and relate to the seller. And vice versa. Also seeing the condition of the item in person may give you more bargaining power. Personalizes the transaction. And theres no shipping costs. That in itself is sweeet candy. Just my thawts.


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#5 2013-02-07 8:58am

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Re: PRICES AT SHOWS

mtbwrxwagon wrote:

Yep at least by half…

This.

No shipping, No Paypal fees, No packaging materials, means I can sell stuff a lot cheaper if I sell locally or at a show.


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#6 2013-02-07 9:00am

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Re: PRICES AT SHOWS

Donarelo wrote:

Are parts and complete bikes cheaper at sale/trade shows than here on the site ?

It depends, some guys sell a bunch of stuff cheep just to clean house, and then have other stuff at top dollar.     It's a lot of work bringing stuff to a show just to bring it all back home, so some stuff is priced to sell.

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#7 2013-02-07 9:05am

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Some guys will jack their prices to suck buyers in during the heat of the moment in seing all that old-school glory that takes them back to their childhood when their lives weren`t as shitty as they are now lol


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#8 2013-02-07 9:50am

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But I can't hide all the rust, bends and repairs at a show smile


I have a bunch of good old school stuff for sale in the beta section, check it out!

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#9 2013-02-07 10:23am

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Re: PRICES AT SHOWS

thanx for the insight ! cuz i was thinking for items that i dont need asap and large,heavy and expensive pieces, i can wait till i visit the states and combine it with a show or two.

thanx guys !!!


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#10 2013-02-07 10:26am

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I was actually kidding. hmm


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#11 2013-02-07 10:46am

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mtbwrxwagon wrote:

I was actually kidding. hmm

neutral ... lol


Please just give me one second...I am in the middle of railroading your thread

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#12 2013-02-07 10:57am

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Re: PRICES AT SHOWS

milhous wrote:

mtbwrxwagon wrote:

Yep at least by half…

This.

No shipping, No Paypal fees, No packaging materials, means I can sell stuff a lot cheaper if I sell locally or at a show.

+1     big_smile cash&carry  discount


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#13 2013-02-07 11:08am

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Re: PRICES AT SHOWS

mtbwrxwagon wrote:

I was actually kidding. hmm

James, you know my prices are usually half off at the shows.  Only time my prices went up was when the guy wanted my GT, but told me it was a dime a dozen and was only worth half my asking price.lol

I think deals happen at shows due to the lack of shipping and fees.  Sometimes, people like me, start off with a set price and then drop prices or give great lot prices because we found something we wanted to purchase and either need a little cash to buy the new item or need to make room for the new item.  I can only bring what will fit in the back of my truck.  I have taken all of my spare parts to a few shows, one I could not give stuff away, two I sold a lot of stuff, and one I did not take anything, but brought a few things home.

I have a love/hate feeling for selling at shows.  You can make a little money and clear up some needed space, but you tend to have less time to enjoy the show.  It helps making friends at the shows.  At the last couple of shows Smoopy had in Tennesee, I could walk away and enjoy the show.  If someone saw something they wanted, friends like James would point me out or yell for me to return to my "vendor" spot.  I know not many places are safe enough to wander away without someone stealing parts, but the guys around here watch out for each other.


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#14 2013-02-07 11:22am

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Re: PRICES AT SHOWS

When the seller has the opportunity to physically touch the money at the same moment the transaction is taking place I think that a higher price becomes less significant...


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