For the sale of bicycles so far there are several providers:
buycycle, Ebay Kleinanzeigen, MTB News, Quoka, Ebay, Local marketplaces.
Until now, for the sale of bicycles, people usually posted local marketplace ads or the used bike was advertised on Ebay. Both variants have some weaknesses:
One is spatially simply limited, since the buyers would like to pick up the used bicycles themselves. This leads to the fact that only the local bicycle market is addressed. It takes a bit of luck to find a suitable owner for your old bike. A shipping option is only available in the rarest of cases.
Payment is not regulated. Personal arrangements over the phone offer great potential for fraudsters. Unfortunately, there are more and more cases of fraud on platforms such as Ebay Kleinanzeigen.
Potential buyers can only search for their new bike via free texts. But what the interested people are looking for, you can not always estimate in advance. Especially if you do not sell a bike every day.
In some cases, the buyer complains about traces of use in the aftermath.
The buycycle team started with the goal of offering an alternative without these weaknesses. How can the sale be made simple and secure while appealing to as many interested parties as possible? Here is the ultimate guide for you:
Sell bike on buycycle.com
1. advertising made easy
Advertisements can be created quickly and easily at buycycle - even without detailed knowledge about his used bike. One simply has to specify the brand (e.g. Haibike), the model (e.g. Backroad) and the year of purchase (of the then new bike). Immediately the suitable bicycles are suggested. One simply selects the right bike, specifies the condition of the bike (e.g. bike in good condition) and the advertisement is created and the bike can be sold.
2. secure payment
If one does a private sale and the bike is not picked up by the buyer, one must ensure a digital exchange of the purchase amount. At buycycle it is easy to pay with all common online payment methods, such as Paypal, Klarna, credit card or even installment payment. With the help of privacy settings and secure interfaces to a payment service provider, the money is collected from the buyer and held in trust. As soon as the collection has been arranged, the money is released and sent to the deposited account. Thus one has the money on the account still before the used bicycle was given out of the hand. The special thing about this process - it provides security for both sellers and buyers.
3. uncomplicated bicycle shipping
A shipment always starts with the packaging. buycycle sends home a packaging set (box and protection in the box for components, frame and wheels). The box fits an e-bike, road bike, mountain bike, city bike, trekking bike and also a pedelec.
In the case of a particularly small or large frame height, as well as a children's bike, there are also special variants of the packaging. Now you have to put the bike in the box and cover the components with the protectors provided for this purpose. The used bike is now picked up at home and brought insured to the buyer. The buyer now has the feeling of having received a bike directly from the bike dealer - which hopefully increases the enthusiasm around the bike purchase once again. A direct pickup from the used bike is of course also possible - especially for short distances, a direct pickup makes ecological sense.
4. buycycle takes over queries
Regardless of whether it's a "mechanical" bike or an e-bike, buyers sometimes have questions about the technical details of a used bike. The buycycle team wants to help the buyers with the start into the new bicycle adventure and relieve the sellers of all efforts in after sales. The customer support of buycycle is always available for the buying and answer all questions. In addition, there are partner bike stores and workshops throughout Germany, which can provide on-site support when starting out with the bike. Only in exceptional cases do the sellers have to be contacted in case of queries.
5. low cost
Basically, you can advertise a bike at buycycle free of charge. Only in the case of a successful transaction, a fee of 1.5% of the bike price is due. The sale should be as simple and safe as possible. A bicycle purchase is also planned - so you can even sell your bike within a few hours and have the sale price on your account. Traces of use are repaired in this case by a refurbishment, i.e. a reconditioning of the used bike.