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I'm curious whether a question relating to pricing a bicycle-related component or whole bike would be on topic. I know we generally frown on the "do my shopping for me" questions, but also allow the this vs. that comparisons if given enough constraints. I'm particularly interested because I intend to ask one and not have it closed. Example would be:
How much would you value this bike at: 2011 SomeBikeBrand AndModel
Ridden moderately, wintered in warm garage, etc.
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Sep 8, 2014 at 16:38
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I would be of the opinion that this is off topic for the following reasons:
Actual condition of items is impossible to judge without inspection, and therefore impossible to price accurately.
The price of a whole bike is largely dependent on the included components, and we will frequently get posts where the list or pictures of components will be incomplete.
Bicycles and components depreciate rapidly, so a price given today is out of date next year.
Value is sometimes highly dependent on location.
For those reasons I don't think the make a good fit for a Q&A site.
Sep 8, 2014 at 17:35
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