Bicycle Trade-In Information
NCC BICYCLE TRADE-IN PROGRAM: HOW DOES THIS ALL WORK?
HOW WILL A BIKE'S CONDITION BE EVALUATED?
Our trained mechanics will assess the overall condition of the bike and bike parts. We then will look up trade in value, based on the bike and condition evaluated from BicycleBlueBook.com. If replacement parts are required for resale, the cost of the repairs and labor will affect the final trade-in value of the bike.
WHAT BIKES WILL BE ACCEPTED?
In general, most bikes originally purchased from a bike shop and in working condition are eligible for the North Central Cyclery Trade-In program. Bikes not accepted are ones typically from "big box" stores or low quality brands. To do our part to fight bike theft and for your security, we will require the following to process a trade-in:• Valid driver's license/state ID , must be 18 years or older.
• Bike Serial number must not be defaced or destroyed
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Our qualified mechanics will assess your bike and guide you through the valuation process using the third-party blue book service, BicycleBlueBook.com. We will then issue you store credit, which can be used at any time towards any purchase at North Central Cyclery.
TRADE-IN FINE PRINT
Before you load up your bikes and family into the car, please consider the following:
- All initial valuations will be provided by the third-party BicycleBlueBook.com database. For bikes that do not exist in this database, an ad hoc good faith valuation will be made. Valuations MUST be done in the shop and by the Mechanics. Evaluations CANNOT be done over the phone or by pictures brought to the store. Bicycle must be present to examine.
- BicycleBlueBook.com valuations assume all stock-componentry. Any upgrades/downgrades from the original specification will be taken into account, as well as any damage, worn parts or repairs needed.
- Final value, determined by a trained mechanic, is determined based on the Bicycle Blue Book valuation as well as the condition of the bicycle and take in to account any repairs that must be made to make it safe/rideable.
- Some bikes may not qualify for resale and therefore will not be eligible for trade-in. Many department store bikes (Huffy, Magna, Next) will fall into this category.
- Bikes taken in for trade in are those that are able to be re sold as used bikes, so any bike with a valuation greater than $200 may not be able to accepted for trade in, as they are best sold by the owner to get their value.