The poll only allows one choice (by design)... and I know there are a lot of factors that could negate your original choice for another...so post up some of your assumptions if you want.... remember it says "What is the BIGGEST factor"
An again the intention of the poll is to let the buyer community (specially the noobs) understand some of the motivations a seller has in regards to price.
It seems like there's a lot of nice, newish and otherwise interesting bikes on the used market right now. So I don't think there are too many 'desperate' buyers around. Unless they're in the market for something in really short supply... like a Scott Flying Squirrel.
I wish it weren't the case, but 'what the market will bear' is all you can rely on. I've sold a lot of cars & bikes (private sale - I'm not a dealer) and while you may 'luck-out' and find the buyer who absolutely MUST have your used bike... rely only on the market value when considering your purchasing power for your new / replacement bike.
The reason I won't sell my VTR is simply -and realistically- because I know that despite the fact it's the best one around (no, really )... it's worth far more to me than its' market value. It would cost me 3X it's market value to even begin to replace it with something so well set up. It's not just my bike I'm considering here; when I see the low re-sale value (market value) on so many good bikes, I wonder why some folks don't just buy the quality used bikes out there ...and avoid payments altogether. My 2kms...
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