Propel only takes trade-in eBikes in very specific situations. It’s not super common, but we sometimes buy used bikes. It’s slightly more common for us to accept trade-ins, but still not very common. If someone is looking to recoup the most possible value out of their used bike, a trade-in is generally not the best way to do it. It can be tricky because we can usually only offer about half of what the bike would sell for in a private market. Between shipping, safety checks, repairs, maintenance, and the overall sales process, the costs of accepting trades or purchasing used bikes can add up.
However, if you’re looking to get some cash but don’t know where to go, we have some recommendations for you;
- Pinkbike.com/buysell is the unofficial Craigslist of bikes. Here you can sell regular bikes, eBikes, completed bikes, partially built bikes, components, etc.
- eBay, Craigslist, and Offerup are also great resources.
- Facebook groups. Many bike brands, like Tern, Riese & Muller, Urban Arrow, etc. have pages for owners to interact with each other. This is a good place to post the sale of a used eBike.
- Electricbikereview.com also has a classified section.
We also made a video on this topic: