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Tips of the Trade: Motorcycle Trade-In and Negotiation Secrets

Nov 2, 2019, 12:00:00 PM / by Jo Kelley

Learn How to Sell a Motorcycle or Negotiate a Trade With Confidence

You’ll never have to worry about hassles or headaches when you sell your motorcycle to RumbleOn; but, we understand we may not be a good fit for everyone. If this is the case, it never hurts to know some of the best trade-in and negotiation secrets of the powersports and automotive industry.

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Trade in motorcycles and more the easy way! 

RumbleOn wants you on the used motorcycle, ATV, car, or truck of your dreams, and it only takes minutes to get a trade-in value for your vehicle. Get your best offer today from RumbleOn.  

Get your motorcycle trade in value


 

Did you know that no matter how much time and money you spend installing special modifications on your bike, these changes could end up depreciating your motorcycle trade-in value? And that’s something not even Kelley Blue Book can anticipate.

 

How accurate is KBB’s trade-in value?

Not very. When it comes to predicting the trade-in value of your vehicle, Kelley Blue Book is more often a swing-and-a-miss than a direct bullseye because, unlike RumbleOn, their technology is unable to keep up with real-time market trends. 

Before I decided to trade in motorcycles with RumbleOn, I rolled the KBB dice and kept their estimated trade-in value close to the vest at the dealership. But, by the end of it, the dealership had called my bluff, and I was trudging out of there with my tail between my legs, feeling pretty hopeless that I wouldn’t get the best value for my motorcycle trade-in. Dealerships, turns out, rarely offer the KBB value for your vehicle because they have to make sure their inventory is compatible with whatever’s trending in the immediate area—well, that and they have their commissions to think of—which KBB doesn’t take into account. 

RumbleOn’s inventory, however, is entirely online, making it available to tons of potential buyers across the country. And not one of our Sales Specialists is commissioned, mind you.  

If you’ve made it this far and you’re still convinced that your local dealership is the best place to sell a motorcycle, you can mitigate the dealer experience—and get the most out of your riding—by knowing some of these tips!

 

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Tips to Trade in a Motorcycle

Will RumbleOn let me trade my motorcycle for a car

Yes! Unlike the dealership, RumbleOn makes a variety of used vehicles ranging from powesports to cars and trucks available to you online, and you can browse them all from your favorite recliner! So, whether you want to trade motorcycles for ATVs, ATVs for trucks, or cars for motorcycles, you can do so completely at your leisure.

RumbleOn guarantees that you’ll never have to set foot in a dealership to get the trade-in value you deserve or to find the vehicle you want. For more information on how to trade a motorcycle online with RumbleOn, visit the Brain Bucket Blog! 

 


Get your vehicle’s trade-in value in 15 minutes.

Looking to trade in or buy a motorcycle online? RumbleOn can help. We have a variety of cheap used motorcycles, ATVs, dirt bikes, and other powersports, and you can use your vehicle’s trade-value at checkout! Enjoy a 3-Day or 150-Mile Money Back Guarantee, a full third-party condition report, and shipping straight to your door when you buy a used motorcycle for sale from RumbleOn. Browse our rides today and trade a motorcycle with complete confidence!

Get your motorcycle trade in value

 

Topics: Infographics, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

Jo Kelley

Written by Jo Kelley

Lover of horror movies, dive bars, and startled cat gifs. I cover the history of motorcycles, motorcycle news, and tell the stories of some of the most popular brands.

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