So you have been searching on google for a professional honest bike trader to buy your motorcycle from you. Well your search is over. We are a leading motorcycle buyer in the UK and have vast experience of buying motorcycles. Rest assured you are in the safest hands possible when selling your bike.
At AnyBikeBought.Com we take all the stress and hassle away so you can sell your motorcycle as quickly and easily as possible. Cash or Bank transfer and free collection make your sale go as smooth as possible. Click "SELL NOW" and grab a free online valuation, if you like what you see then one of our professional biker team will be in contact to arrange payment and collection of your motorcycle. We do not charge for collection. We do not haggle the price down. We collect in some cases the same day.
Why Sell To AnyBikeBought.Com
Apart from the haggling, wasted time that could be better spent taking the kids out on your precious days off work. There are a few other negatives when selling privately below are some of the steps that you should take to protect yourself and your motorcycle when selling privately.
When selling your bike, be aware that bike thieves can pose as buyers. They may ask up front for details of the bike, such as the VRM or the VIN, or the V5C, or for your personal details and could use this information to create their own fake 'cloned' ad. If they're a genuine buyer, they will come and see the bike.
Beware of emails from abroad, offering to buy your bike without seeing it and offering to make over-payments. Also beware of bogus shipping or ESCROW companies recommended by the buyer.
When somebody wants to make an appointment, make sure you get a name, address and telephone number.
You can then call them back to be certain that they are who they say they are.
Agree to meet at your address and not at a location where you are vulnerable - write down the registration of the car or bike when the potential buyer arrives and keep it safe. For extra security, it's a good idea if you have a friend or family member with you at all times - even if they know nothing about bikes.
If they insist on a test drive check their insurance first and accompany them. Alternatively see if you can change your insurance to provide adequate cover.
Allow the potential buyer a reasonable amount of time for the test drive and allow them to drive on a variety of roads.Let the buyer inspect the documents but do not let them make copies or take photos of them.
Never hand over the bike until you have been paid. Make sure that funds have cleared and that the money is in your bank account (electronic transfers are the best mechanism). Prepare a simple written sales agreement that both you and the buyer sign and date.
If the buyer offers more than the advertised price, be wary. Do not accept an overpayment especially where you then have to refund the difference or make a payment via a money transfer company such as Western Union or Moneygram.
Be careful when using ESCROW or shipping services as many are bogus and set up by fraudsters. If you do use ESCROW, make sure it's verified by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and is based in the UK. See the Metropolitan Police Fraud Alert web pages about money transfer, criminal cashback fraud and bogus ESCROW sites.
There are different ways people can pay for a bike - cash, cheque, banker's draft or bank transfer. An immediate bank transfer to you can be made using the CHAPS system for a nominal fee, (£20-£30), CHAPS payments are irrevocable. Consider meeting the buyer at their bank and completing the transaction there. Choose the method that works best for you but be aware of the potential issues. Cash could be counterfeit so double check it. If accepting cash, consider meeting the buyer at your bank and paying the money straight in to your account. Cheques and banker's drafts can be fraudulent or counterfeit and you may not find this out until after your bike has gone, even if your bank has told you that the funds have cleared.
It is your legal responsibility to inform the DVLA of a change of ownership by completing the form on the V5C and posting it to them. You should give section 10 of the V5C to the new owner.
You should also give all related documents to the new owner e.g. service books, MOT certificate together with the spare keys.
So ask yourself this. Do I really want to sell my bike having to worry about who is coming round my house? A lot of people who sell private also worry about something going wrong with the bike and a disgruntled buyer turning up at their house not so happy.
We are professional motorcycle buyers let us take all this stress and hassle away from you we will give you a top price for your bike in the quickest and easiest way possible. Yes you might eventually get a better price for your bike selling it privately but ask yourself "do I value my family time more than 3-4months of trying to sell a motorcycle that 8-9 people have been to view and offered me less than a BikeTrader"?