When you are considering the purchase of a motorcycle, ATV or scooter don’t just look for a vehicle locally. There might be just the bike you are looking for in another city or state. If you look for a vehicle online you will increase your chances of finding the exact vehicle you want and probably for a better price than you can buy it nearby. If you find a bike out of town you can ship motorcycles through a motorcycle transport company.
There are a number of online motorcycle classifieds website such as CycleTrader, ATVTraderonline, Walnecks and Motorcycle.com. You can also check Craigslist for bikes in various cities and states throughout the country. Another website with many powersports vehicles for sale is Ebay. Additionally, you could consider searching other online classified websites such as OfferUp, Locanto, Penny Saver, US Free Ads, AdLandPro, USA Today, Letgo, City News, 10 Day Ads, Ad Toad, Trovit, FreeAdsTime, ClassifiedAds.com, Classifieds Giant, OLX, Bookoo, Hoobly,Facebook Groups and other similar sites for motorcycle classified ads.
If you happen to be buying or selling on classified ad websites such as those mentioned above, it is important to take some time to vet the person who you are buying from or selling to because there are many scammers and unscrupulous people who could take advantage of you if you are not careful. Always make sure that you can talk to the seller or the buyer over the phone at a minimum. Many scam buyers or sellers try to convince you to do the entire deal via email or text or some other means other than over the phone or in person. It is never a good idea to do the entire transaction without speaking over the phone directly to the buyer or seller of the item that you are interested in purchasing or selling.
When you find the right bike at a location outside of your area you need to find a motorcycle shipping company that can ship a motorcycle from the origin location to your location. You also need to consider how you are going to pay for the motorcycle, ATV or scooter. If you are buying your vehicle from and individual we recommend that you use our payment and title transfer service. There are important protections built into our payment and title transfer process for the buyer and the seller. We can transfer your payment and the sellers title in a safe, efficient and inexpensive manner and provide piece of mind throughout the transaction for both the buyer and seller.
The most important point to remember when selecting a motorcycle shipper is to ask for their DOT (Department of Transportation) and MC (Motor Carrier) license numbers. Additionally, you need to check the license numbers with the DOT to make sure they are active. Don’t forget to ask the transporter about their cargo insurance coverage. You should verify their cargo insurance policy with their insurer and find out if there is a deductible to pay if there is a claim to file at a later date. Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. Do not assume the lowest price motorcycle mover is licensed and insured – you could get a big surprise if you don’t do your homework.