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Seller Tips


First and foremost photo quality and detail goes a long way toward describing what you are selling (a picture is worth a thousand words). When advertising your motorcycle your motorcycle should take up the entire frame of the picture. Be sure your background does not detract from the bike i.e. contrasts with the motorcycle is best. Do not set up some extravagant background it's a waste of time. We suggest a photo of each side of your bike, a close-up of each side of the engine, and one of the speedometer to show the true mileage.

Be sure to have a detailed list of all upgrades made to your bike. This helps when a person is comparison shopping and matching bikes against one another. If you have receipts, total them and let the potential buyer know how much you have in upgrades and add-ons.

When shopping for a used motorcycle potential buyers want to know how you maintained your motorcycle. Be sure to include storage details and maintenance details, i.e. was your motorcycle garage kept, covered, washed and detailed regularly? Was it adult owned and ridden? What was the maintenance schedule? Do you have all receipts? These are all good ideas to incorporate into your classified ad.

Be sure to list everything included in the purchase i.e. original parts, spare seats, helmets, leathers, trailer, remaining original or extended warranty, alarms, etc. No detail should be left out.

Be sure to check your contact information accuracy and regularly check your answering machine and email. Usually buyers are communicating and negotiating with several sellers at once try to make their best deal. If you fail to respond within a reasonable time frame you run the risk of losing a potential qualified prospect. The buyer may eliminate you if you fail to respond quickly.

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