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How to stay safe selling

There are so many variables when selling a bike. How much do I sell it for? Where do I advertise it? How do I show it to potential buyers safely? How do I ensure I’m protected throughout the process?

Compromising your privacy (leading to the threat of burglary) is a huge concern when selling privately. Just in the southern part of Queensland there have been a whopping 1,178 stolen motorcycles reported and recovered from March 2015 to March 2016.

More than 8000 motorcycles are stolen each year in Australia, with two out of three taken from the owner’s home. Over half of motorcycles stolen are not recovered. While most of those thefts are at night, there is a growing trend for scammers to steal bikes from people selling them privately through online sites.

If you have concerns when it comes to selling your motorcycle, bring your bike down to your local TeamMoto. We will make you a genuine offer to buy your bike - and pay you on the same day! You don’t need a roadworthy certificate and we can even pay out existing finance contracts. You can feel safe and secure bringing your bike to us, with trained professionals who can assess your bike correctly. You don’t even have to worry about letting strangers test ride your motorcycle. All it takes you is to simply fill out our online form or contact one of our buyers… Just like that and it’s done. No hassle, no costs and no theft. What have you go to lose?

If you are keen to give selling privately a crack, there are hundreds of different options when it comes to advertising thanks to the internet and social media. Unfortunately, the harsh reality is when selling a motorcycle privately is you will never be 100% protected. Here are some tips when selling a motorcycle:

  • When you advertise online, don’t take pictures of your bike in an identifiable location on your property,    
  • When you include your location, be broad! If you live in Chermside, list as located in Northern Brisbane,
  • When showing your bike to potential buyers, meet in a common ground location, not at the location you store the motorcycle,
  • Turn off your location in your Facebook settings,
  • Ensure your motorcycle is ALWAYS locked up in a safe and secure location,
  • Consider an alarmed lock like the Kovic Alarmed Disk Lock. You can pick one of these up from your local TeamMoto store.

TeamMoto will buy any bike, any condition! So what are you waiting for just fill out our online form now. For more on the issue of motorcycle theft, check out: