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FAQ

 

What bikes do you buy?

What bikes do you buy?

We buy all types and makes of bikes, including imports and exotics. Our only criteria is the bike must be accident free.

How long does it take to sell my bike?

How long does it take to sell my bike?

As soon as we have had an opportunity to valuate your bike, should you accept our offer, we pay immediately subject to you having the relevant documentation available.

What Documents are required for instant payment?

What Documents are required for instant payment?

To ensure we can pay you instantly we require the following documentation:
  • Your original ID document.
  • Valid license disc.
  • The original NATIS/ownership papers in your name *OR* if the bike is still under finance a copy of the NATIS registration papers from the finance institution.
  • A valid settlement letter from the bank(please read this document carefully as in some cases your debit order cannot be cancelled and falls part of the settlement.
  • The motorcycle is in the condition described.

NB: Making sure your paperwork is in order enables us to pay out in minutes.

What if I don't accept your offer?

What if I don't accept your offer?

If you are not happy with our offer, we can also take your bike on consignment where we will try sell it for the price you want. This means we are able to market your motorcycle on Social Media, AutoTrader, Television and print. The success of this facility has led to bikes on consignment being sold within 7 working days!

Why should I not try sell my bike privately?

Why should I not try sell my bike privately?

If you do not already have a buyer for your bike, such as a friend / colleague, it can be quite a challenge. I am sure you have heard of some of the horror stories out there. Unfortunately there are a lot of dishonest people out there taking advantage of private sellers and we do not want you to become the next victim.

If you already have a buyer, we can still assist with any of the following: Finance | Independent Inspections | Roadworthy | Licence and Registration | New Tyres

Can I sell a bike on someone else's behalf?

Can I sell a bike on someone else's behalf?

Absolutely - The transaction will have to be confirmed by the owner.

  • The current owner's original ID document (Payment will have to be made to him/her).
  • Original Natis documents in the current owner's name *OR* if the bike is still financed a copy of the NATIS/registration papers from the finance institution.
  • Valid license disc
  • The motorcycle in the condition as described.

NB: Making sure your paperwork is in order enables us to pay out in minutes.

 

 

 

PRIVATE SELLERS BEWARE

The price of new motorcycles continues to increase rapidly, which has resulted in the demand for used motorcycles increasing two fold in recent times. However, sellers and buyers beware: motorcycles are being stolen to be stripped for spares and repaired, accident damaged bikes end up back on the street, within two months. Stolen bikes are now also being ‘duplicated ‘or ‘’cloned’ - the original VIN number of the stolen bike is removed and an alternative VIN number, professionally stamped onto the frame. Such cloned or duplicate bikes, seem on the face of it, to be completely ‘legal’ and fraudsters sell them to innocent buyers, all the time. It is estimated that the sellers of 70% of all bikes privately advertised, are contacted by a fraudster.

A new trend we have picked up on and that we need to warn motorcyclists about, is fraudsters using social media to make contact with bike sellers. They endeavor to befriend sellers or they are already ‘friends’ with someone that you know. This ‘friends’ of a friend strategy, often looks genuine and often you invite them into your home when you are selling your motorcycle. If you do - prepare to be hijacked. Remember, the modern fraudster is sophisticated and very professional; they do this for a living, as sick as that sounds.

I am personally aware of a customer who wanted to sell his motorcycle. A lady he had befriended contacted him and said she was interested but when she came to have a look at the bike her ‘boyfriend’ simply highjacked it. Be careful, this is currently a very serious threat. Be very wary of inviting strangers into your home and avoid meeting strangers at a filling station or at a public venue.

Fraudsters always plan to make you feel comfortable but remember, they have planned the attack in advance.

Another point to note: although there is a perception that you may achieve more by selling your bike privately, often you are harassed by traders, with ridiculous offers, or tyre kickers and usually you do not achieve your asking price. At BikeBuyers, I believe we have the highest combined motorcycle market valuation experience across every make, and as such we can offer you the best advice and service and always we work with integrity, honesty and transparency.

My advice as always: if you do not know the buyer, get them approved by your local dealer and if OK, meet them at your dealer. We offer this service free of charge.

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