2015 Community Used Bike Sale Sat & Sun August 22nd & 23rd 10am to 4pm in Press Bay Alley 118 West Green St.by Laurence Clarkberg
Support Friends Bike Clinic by buying a bike or selling a bike! Last year most bikes cost between $50 and $150. Sellers pay a small fee to show bikes for the two days; sellers please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s more info for people who plan to sell bikes at the 2015 Community Used Bike Sale:
Sellers pay a $5 donation to Friends Bike Clinic to show each bike worth up to $100, and $10 to show each bike worth more than $200. This donation is due at the beginning of the sale. The donation is due whether the bike sells or not. Plan to show up half an hour before the sale (9:30am Saturday August 22nd) to set up your bike and half an hour after the sale (4:30pm Sunday August 23rd) to pick up your unsold bikes and payments.
We will have volunteer sellers at the sale so you don’t have to be at the sale the whole time. The volunteers can accept cash, checks made out to you, and credit cards. Credit cards can be swiped by Boxy Bikes, the nearby bike shop. Boxy Bikes will plan to reimburse you after the sale with a check. Credit card fees (about 3%) will be deducted from credit card payments. We are not liable for fraudulent payments.
We will have blank tags for you to describe your bike, give the price for buyers, and tell them who to make a check to. You can also indicate on the tag whether or not you take credit card payments. You can also give your phone number if it is okay for buyers to contact you by phone or text to ask questions about the bike.
The sale is for two days. We will provide indoor storage for bikes overnight. Storage is reasonably secure. However, we aren’t liable for your bikes, so you may want to take very expensive bikes home with you.
Bikes brought to the sale must be in good working order. This sale is not the place to sell “project bikes”. In particular, brakes must work well. Many buyers are students new to Ithaca who might not know how difficult it is to go both up and down Ithaca’s hills. We will have some tools available to make minor repairs on the spot.
Let me know if you think anything is missing from this description for sellers!
Thanks for participating! This is shaping up to be a great event!