The overwhelming popularity of my post on Buying Bikes on Craigslist made me realize that a lot of people need guidance on buying bikes online. So I have expanded what was a fairly short post into a much longer document, and produced a comprehensive guide to buying used bikes online. I put a lot of time and work into it, and turned it into a short book, which you can buy – see buying options here.
I took note of all the questions I received by email from readers, and did my very best to answer every question, and then some! I describe this book as my labor of love: I have tried my hardest to give readers as much value for money as possible, and have included everything I could possibly think of to help you with your bike bargain hunting. Online market places provide a great opportunity to find bargain-priced bikes, providing you know what you are doing – and this book will make sure that you do!
This book is a comprehensive guide to buying bikes online. If you plan to buy a bike on Craigslist, Kijiji, eBay, LesPAC or any other online market place, this book will be invaluable to you. Both the Kindle and the Amazon versions contain all the facts you need; while the Amazon print version is full color and illustrated.
Average Joe Cyclist Bike Buyers Guide includes:
- guidance on bike terminology;
- advice on what type of bike to buy;
- how to determine your bike size;
- how to research bike prices and evaluate the asking price of a bike;
- how to check the condition of a bike;
- how to evaluate the components of a bike;
- a list of recommended high quality bikes; and
- tips for spotting bike thieves.
Average Joe Cyclist Guide: How to Buy Used Bikes on Craigslist, Kijiji, eBay, LesPAC and other Online Market Places warns you about:
- potential extra costs;
- poor quality bikes that should be avoided; and
- red flags to watch out for.
If you’re planning to buy a bike online, I highly recommend you buy this very cheap little book, and use it as a comprehensive guide to prevent being ripped off, and to help you find what you need at a good price – and maybe even find a bargain bike!
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