Buying a bike from eBay is very simple, but has some key things to look out for. Simon explains how to do it with minimum risk!
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There are plenty of bargains to be had when buying a bike online, but eBay is a mixture of hidden gems, and rotten tomato’s. Ex-Professional Cyclist Simon Richardson gives you some pointers in that right direction so you land a dream bike and avoid a nightmare.
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Simon’s tips include:
– Look out for familiar brands
– Is the bike clean? A clean bike shows the owner has some respect for it
– Factor in the cost of replacement parts if needed to get the bike up and running.
– Ask the seller questions. But avoid asking anything that’s already clearly stated in the listing as this infuriates eBay sellers!
– Try and visit to take a look at it, or ask a friend if they live closer.
– Look for positive feedback from the seller.
– Fat Fingers. Watch the video to find out this excellent tip!
– Set yourself a maximum spend budget and don’t get drawn into a a bidding war.
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