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    How much should I pay for this used 2009 Fuel EX 8?

    Hi all,

    I want to get back into mountain biking and I have previously owned a Giant Trance X4 that I got used for $600. I found a 09 fuel ex 8 on craigslist and the seller is asking $900. The person listed the bike for sale but thinks the bike is an 08 fuel ex 7. I'm trying to get this bike for a steal.

    I will be riding XC and singletrack and feel is bike will get the job done.

    Is the 09 fuel ex 8 a good bike and how does it compare to the current models?

    Thanks

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    Re: How much should I pay for this used 2009 Fuel EX 8?

    I'm not sure what a fair price is to be honest, but I'd be pretty happy riding a bike like that, especially at a bargain. It will handle the xc and even a bit more technical terrain if you do decide to ride it harder. Sorry I can't help more, good luck picking it up cheap!
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    Re: How much should I pay for this used 2009 Fuel EX 8?

    Ive been watching Ex's and under $1k is cheap, and that looks like a low use unit, note reflectors, OE pedals and original tires. I'd buy it.

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    $900 seems like a deal to me. I sold my 2011 EX8 for $1450
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    It's still got the spoke reflectors. It's a bargain, take it!

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    $900 sounds worthy to me. I'd ride it and feel the suspension out and do the usual stuff like shift the gears. As with craigslist, always offer way lower and go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SycoCell121 View Post
    $900 sounds worthy to me. I'd ride it and feel the suspension out and do the usual stuff like shift the gears. As with craigslist, always offer way lower and go from there.

    The guy is asking a fair price.....dont insult the seller. Are you trying to buy a bike or steal a bike? Piss him off and he may not deal at all. Ride it first then make an offer based on condition
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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    The guy is asking a fair price.....dont insult the seller. Are you trying to buy a bike or steal a bike? Piss him off and he may not deal at all. Ride it first then make an offer based on condition
    I agree with you. Respect the sellers. But negotiating is what it's all about. Everyone wants to get the best deal. Yeah, if I were rich, I'd totally just pay flat out. But you put items on craigslist assuming that people are going to talk you down. Now, I wouldn't do it in an insulting way at all or try to tell him the bike is garbage, but what's the worst the can happen? The dude says no he won't take the bait and you offer higher. Saving $100 bucks can give you playing money for upgrades or repairs. I recently picked up my current 2013 EX 7 that I got for $1200 from a LBS that was used for 3 miles on road. He wanted $2000. A little bargaining goes a VERY long way..

    Back on topic. The bike looks nice. If you know a buddy that knows bike well, it can't hurt to take him/her along too for another set of eyes. I've sold three bikes on Craigslist in the past and can tell who is full of it or who really knows what they're looking for when purchasing a reselling bike. I wish you the best and hope to see you riding an EX soon! They're kickass bikes!

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