Are you the kind of person who has always been allergic to secondhand and used stuff? Well, I share your opinion – – I was like you sometime back but when I had to buy a minibike, I had no other option but to go for used mini bikes. At first, I was reluctant to rely on anything that was used. The very word USED made me feel sick to the pit of the stomach and I began getting nightmares. However, it was not a bad experience at all – – in fact, it was quite pleasant. I bought a used bike at an amazingly low rate and great features. What else could I ask for? But this is not what everyone may experience; you need to have a proper guidance before you go for buying something that is second-hand. So here is your guide to what things you need to keep in mind when looking for used bikes:
How much is it used?
It is important to question the seller or the shopkeeper as to how much it is used so that you get an idea of its durability and remaining company guarantee.
The Original Price
Try to find out the original price of the exact bike you are buying at the second-hand shop and then compare that price with the price you are being offered it at. See the difference and decide if the bargain is good or bad.
Just like you would try on the pair of jeans before you buy them, in the same way, you are supposed to try the bike you are getting and especially when it is second hand. You can never know any defects and shortcomings just by looking at the bike. It may look good and new but once you start it and use it, you may know how useful or useless it may be. Therefore, it is important to take a short ride.