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    Make more money selling whole bike, or part it out?

    What's everyone's experience on making the most money by either selling the whole bike or parting it out?

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    You'll probably make more money by taking it all apart and selling it piece by piece but it will take longer and be a lot more work. Plus you won't be able to ride that bike in an emergency because you sold the stem or the seatpost, etc.

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    The tweakier and more exotic the build, the less value you get out of selling a complete bike. If you plan on selling a complete bike, you're better off putting the OEM parts and pieces back on and sell the weight weenie parts separately.
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    Fast money (most likely less) by selling the whole bike

    vs.

    Parting it out and collecting little bits of cash (but probably more in the long run).

    Depends on if you need the cash NOW???
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    The tweakier and more exotic the build, the less value you get out of selling a complete bike. If you plan on selling a complete bike, you're better off putting the OEM parts and pieces back on and sell the weight weenie parts separately.
    What Rocky said

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Fast money (most likely less) by selling the whole bike

    vs.

    Parting it out and collecting little bits of cash (but probably more in the long run).

    Depends on if you need the cash NOW???
    I don't need the cash right away. So I guess I'll part it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Fast money (most likely less) by selling the whole bike

    vs.

    Parting it out and collecting little bits of cash (but probably more in the long run).

    Depends on if you need the cash NOW???
    I don't need the cash right away. So I guess I'll part it out.

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    I doubled my money by parting the bike out.

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