Updated: Jul 4, 2019
A person who wants to buy a used motorcycle has numerous options to start searching from. You can either buy it from someone privately who has advertised in a newspaper or magazine or go to their local motorcycle dealer who will often possess a large number of motorcycles available for people to see. Dealers will often accept your bike and inreturn might offer a discount or an exchange for another bike they have.
There is also another option in buying motorcycles and that is to buy it through an online auction website such as Ebay.
We, at Siima MotoWear have done some fine research on the subject and we present you with a few things you should take into consideration when buying a motorcycle from Ebay and other similar sites.
In recent years eBay and other auction sites have seen an increase in the quantity of of used motorcycles being placed up for sale, simply because many owners are realize that they can get a way better price for their machine than if they choose to sell it locally.
On top of that, potential buyers are willing take a trip hundreds of miles on account that they have found the bike that they have been searching for.
Below you will find those factors that buyers should take into consideration when looking to buy a motorcycle from popular auction sites like Ebay.
Tip 1- It is vital that before you actually begin bidding on any of your motorcycles available for sale, that you read through the seller's description thoroughly. If while you are reading the description you have questions that require answering then immediately contact the seller and solve any concer you might have. It would be pitty to spend money and bring a bike overseas only to realize that the bike has flaws.
Tip 2 - Although sellers are most likely to post a number of photographs of the bike in question for sale on their listing, is usually advisable to attempt and request to send additional ones. If you want to be sure the bike is in the condition mentioned in the description, then get the seller to provide you with photos of the tires, engine etc. In addition, ask for a copy of documentation of ownership of the motorcycle in question. Also, ask for the bike's service history and who was takeingn care of it.
Tip 3- It is essential that you read through any feedback that has been posted about the seller and see what type of rating the seller has achieved. Doing this not only will you be in a position to quickly evaluate if they have sold used motorcycles on an auction site before, but it will make you much more secure if they have built up a good set of feedbacks and online reputation.
Tip 4 - Should you face problems with getting in touch with the owner either before starting bidding or once you have bid then immediately stop bidding. Also contact eBay informing them, and ask to retract any bids you've made.Communication is very important in establishing trust and credibility and the property owner can turn into a big problem if there is lack of communication. Regarding this issue, eBay has put the responsibility solely on their seller's shoulders. Sellers are forced to maintain good communication with potential buyers/
Keeping the above points in mind not only will it save you time and money but also a lot of stress and heartache.
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