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Which classified source do you prefer when buying or selling a motorcycle? Understandibly, you are looking for the maximum exposure when buying or selling. With more than a handful of motorcycle classifieds sites to consider, its no wonder most people don’t know where to begin. Our article summarizes five classified offerings on the web. No science was involved in selecting these vendors. Here are the top five noted motorcycle classifieds sites that we’ve reviewed to shorten your search:

#1 www.motors.ebay.com . The eBay® Motors site located on eBay® will probably feel the most comfortable to use for those that have used this site previously. Not only does it track buyer and sellers habits through a feedback forum, it is equipped with an immediate and accurate estimate of the cost to ship your new motorsports vehicle using your reliable motorcycle shipper: HaulBikes, a preferred motorcycle classifieds eBay® provider.
Let’s say going to auction for your bike isn’t your style, then consider one of the following four options.

#2 www.cycletrader.com offers easy to use classified advertising packages for you to sell your bike for as little as $19. The site is well organized with search options based on zipcodes, cost, makes and models. The major difference noted with this site compared to the first source, is that sellers can create a customized video clip for potential buyers to view – which really comes in handy when trying to make a bike stand out from the competition.

#3 www.motorcycle.com is a comprehensive website with an array of value-added services and resources such as, motorcycle insurance, schools, loans and attorneys available for motorcycle claims. Motorcycle shoppers can easily distinguish a private seller from a dealer which could make or break the sale for some. Careful though, this site is linked into thousands of other vendors that can lead you off the motorcylce.com site in your journey to find a motorcyle. Before you steer away from this site, a $5 a month classified ad is a great deal.

#4 e-motorcycleclassifieds.com. The best feature is that e-motorcycle classifieds is free—if you don’t mind being on the second or third page. A front page listing can cost you about $20 and additional upgrades only cost pocket change. Complimentary printable signs/ flyer, and traffic stats sweeten the deal. Not bad for a site that also has a parts wanted section and a custom painters/builders resource section.

#5 uSold.com promotes used motorcycles for sale on hundreds of the top motorcycle classifieds websites. Kind of like a motorcycle classified broker with many options to buyers and sellers. Cycles for sale appear on your own custom webpage along with real time statistics. The smallest package is $50 for 4 weeks and the site states that it has exposure to 12.2 million viewers each month.

Tips for motorcycle sellers:

According to eBay Motors, generally items listed with good photos receive more bids and sell for higher prices than those with poor quality photos. Since quality photos are your strongest sales tool, offer photos from several angles of your bike.
Lastly, beware of counterfeit money order scams from potential buyers. It is most easily identified by a buyer that wants to pay you with a money order and lives out of the United States. For the full story on this scam, visit www.letsride.com/classifiedadvertisements/thescams.htm

Tip for motorcycle classifieds buyers:

By double checking everything you can ensure that your investment is worth what you paid. Your local DMV can quickly check for a clean title and ensure that all the serial numbers match up. You can also hire a local motorcycle dealer in the city that your bike is located to work as a liaison on your behalf for as little as $50.

Now that you have a snapshot of what motorcycle classifieds are available, you can spend more time riding than researching.

When its time to have your bike shipped due to a sale or purchase, you can rely on HaulBikes to safely transport your motorcycle. Request a shipping contract by calling 1-888-HAULBIKES. Free instant online quote are also available. Inquire about discounts available in your state.

Happy motorcycle classifieds buying and selling!

Copyright 9/09, HaulBikes.com.

*Pricing listed subject to change.

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