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nowdays private seller are selling bike higher than bike shop

private selling more ex than shop  

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To me,

buying at shops or from 2nd hand private seller is a risk.

no doubt about that.

so the best, when buying from both sources, get a friend who is knowledgeable enough to see if the bike is worth buying or not.

shop can rip off your money.

or can sell you cheap but after a while, give you probs.

2nd hand private seller can sweet talk you.

after 1-2 weeks got problem, then up to you to fix it :cheeky:

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That's the thing I learnt. By observation.

Thing is that when you buy a bike, make sure you know what you getting into.


Pay fully for your bike and stick to it , take care of it = low sum game.

If you intend to purchase and sell online or sell back to shop = prepare to lose some money. Question is only how much.


The longer you can keep your bike, the lesser damage it is to your wallet.



Bike shop makan the bike like 20-30% below owner's target price to sell in private market.

Then if have good stuff bike shop normally take everything out.

Put the bike on sale (almost STOCK condition) for markup 15-20% from the makan-ed price.

On top of that he can sell the accessories + Loan interest..... .Its nothing personal.. ITS ONLY BUSINESS.

Some shop DO honestly HONOR the warranty. Some are once you ride out.. got problem come back "I help you solve".. Then after that tell you this spoil that spoil.. end up you spend another fortune and oh well... Carrots becomes your middle name.


A typical 2B example ( most of us went thru that crap stage anyway)

Eg..... Phantom.. bought new include interest $6600..

Buy Givi windshield, Givi top and side boxes + racks + misc stuff.

14mths later shop makan 2.8K...

sells 3.6K (excluding loan interest) Only give top box.. .windshield & Side box and rack keep.


CL 2 example.....

sports tourer bought 21K ++ loan interest about 24K

23 mths later..... Shop wants u to top up $800 to makan ya bike.....WTF right

Later sold for 11K flat to another shop....

A friend with same model but 8 yrs old... recently jus sold his for 8K ++... where is the justice?


One man's meat, another man's poison.... Hahahaa

Just sharing some past experience


Gump mentions.... Life's like a box of chocolate, you never know what you gonna get.

Doing everything DIY that I can now.. Judging by the way things are rite now , it is for the best..

Makes you stronger and less dependent on bike shops.

Encourage others to do likewise and help new riders identify fair deals online~ thus making direct seller to buyer purchases.

Its the only way we can push the motorcycle industry in Singapore forward.

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buying from shop still got admin fee etc right?.. thing i like about buying online is i can take my time at home looking at my prefer bike and then make call to view.. for the price.. that i guess voice down to doing homework.. if you buy something before knowing prices else where.. your own karma la.. so yeah its like shopping.. take your time and enjoy the process..

speed and be home 5 mins early or 7 days late.

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i must be selling my bike to ex. Hahaha.... well at some point a agree that the bike price here are getting higher. But its all base on how much you trust the seller and how much you knw abt bikes condition.


Trust is the keyword!

Have to depends on the bike condition and accessories.

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