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What Is My Used Bicycle Worth?

It’s a question we encounter daily, ‘How much money can I get for my used bicycle, skis, and other outdoor gear?’ We are here to walk you through the tools on eBay to help you determine your bike’s current ‘Blue Book’ market value.

Lets say you want to sell your 2013 Specialized Enduro Comp mountain bike. You’ve made some good memories with this rig but it’s time to set it free and buy a 29er. After you dry your tears, the first thing you should do is hop onto eBay and input the bike’s year, make, model, and series into the search bar. The more information you give the search engine, the more accurate your search results. To keep the search focused, select ‘Sporting Goods’ from the drop down menu on the right side of the search bar. For bonus points, you can select ‘Shop by category’ to the left of the search bar to enter the eBay cycling category.

used bicycle blue book - ebay search bar

Hit ‘Enter’ and the search engine will begin scouring the eBay database for your beloved bicycle. The landing page will show you all active listings for your bike.  Note that this shows you eBay’s current inventory of what sellers are asking, but not what your bicycle is worth. Remember, anyone can ask any price so in order to track down your item’s true market value, you will need to click ‘Sold Listings’ in the left navigation pane.

used bicycle blue book - ebay active listings

Once, ‘Sold Listings’ is selected, you will see all of the 2013 Specialized Enduro Comp bicycles that have been sold over the past 90 days. This is where you will begin to see the value of your bike take shape. Below, we see five bikes, four that have sold (in green) and one that has not (in red), ranging from $1,436 to $2500. Now it’s time to do some detective work. Analyze the listings to find out what has caused the discrepancy in price and where your bike might land in this spectrum. Keep in mind that not only does condition, size, and build spec effect the price but also the photographs, description, countries the seller ships to and the seller’s feedback rating. [See, ‘Selling a Used Bicycle’ for do’s and don’t’s for selling your used bicycle.]

used bicycle blue book - ebay sold listings

If you think your bike is comparable to the Enduro that sold for $1436 but the listing had poor photographs and a short description, you can value your bike at a slightly higher price. On the flip side, if your bike is closer to the Enduro that sold for $2500 but has a little more damage, you can value it at a slightly lower price. Take this time to research all of the completed listings and you will determine your bicycle’s true market value.

Now that you have determined the price for your bike it’s time to make your auction listing. If you don’t have the time or patience, we can do all of the work for you! We have a staff of professional photographers, auction managers, shipping experts, and customer service representatives ready to help you get the most value out of your bicycle! We’ll make your item shine with a full detail of your bike, professional photographs, all the auction science to help your used bicycle get seen in a worldwide marketplace, answer any buyer questions, and ship it to its new home. For more information, visit dev2.theproscloset.com/sell-your-gear/Used bicycle blue book - The Pro's Closet used bicycle listing

COMMENTS

  1. I have a vintage 1850 (?) Featherstone bike. I have no idea what it is worth. It has wood wheels and does not have your traditional chain and gear system on it. It is in fair to good condition. It was in an accident of some kind and the frame is broken near the handle bars

    Nancy

  2. I have a Jesse James west coast chopper bicycle which can be converted to a real street legal motorcycle. Only problem with it is it needs a new rear rim. I saw online that the rim you can get for $50. The tires are both good and the bike looks nice. I just have no idea what it is worth. I put a price tag of $50 on it and people keep telling me they will only give me $10 for it. I know it is worth more than that.

    • Hi Ken,
      Thanks for reaching out to us! I did a little research and Unfortunately your bike falls below the price range of what we usually purchase. Between shipping costs and eBay/Paypal fees, there’s just not much money to be made for either of us.
      I would advise trying to find a local buyer on craigslist.  Thanks and good luck!

  3. hi i have a 2006 raleigh freeride rs 26inch i dont know what its worth all i know is these are not sold and mor and its all original, only issues are breaks anbd front wheels spokes are very loose easy fix any help ?

  4. I have a benotto high performance 21 speed mtb cross country 26inch tires. It is in very good condition. How can I get a ball park value for it. It was bought a few years ago and paid 2500, for bike and a couple accessories.Can you help in anyway getting a value for it ? 2542269488, thanks

  5. I have a pre-1989 Montgomery Ward open road 3200 LTD Shimano 12spd. I would like to know what it’s worth? Condition is a 5 out of 5.

  6. i HAVE A WOMAN’S 1989 FUJI VANTAGE. nOT IN PERFECT SHAPE BUT, PRETTY GOOD. i WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IT’S WORTH?

  7. I have a Huffy Wayfarer Bike # HP6210258. i am trying to find out if is of any value. i can not find any information about it on line. i am sure i am not looking it up right. any help would be appreciated.

    thank you ,
    Linda

  8. I have a 1982 Battaglin Giro,58 cm, Columbus double butted tubing in excellent condition. Everything,crank,derailleur, brakes are campy super record. The wheels are Roval bladed and the skewers are Pino Moroni titanium…was wondering what it’s worth…thanks

  9. Hey I have a 1980s Haro group 1 RS2 Race technique. BASICALLY ALL ORIGINAL PARTS. Wondering what the value is .

  10. I have a mid-1980 Trek 620, mostly original. I am the original buyer. It has been garaged for a few years. I can no longer ride a road bike because of problems with my shoulders, but would like to find a good hybrid. Are you interested in trades?

    • Hi Jim,
      Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately we do not sell hybrid bikes. I recommend selling the bike via a local channel and visiting your corner bike shop for a new hybrid.
      Best of rides,
      Jarrad

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  12. i have what i think is a 1986-7 sr500 or 600 in green. mint condition garage kept, just has some letters peeled off. can only find 1 of them on ebay for 550, cant find any other prices. any idea? thanks, Greg

  13. Hi I have a ritchey comp 23. Yay pulled it out of my fathers old storage unit and he’s looking to sell. It’s pretty rusted and the tires are useless. What do you think it might be worth?

    Thanks in advance!

  14. Hi, I have a nice giant enchant that I bought this year, it’s in the Liv range, it got a small puncture in the seat and very minor scratches

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