May 5, 2011

Champaign Bike Sale

I thought I would pass on this information if you're looking to sell a bike or buy a bike here in Champaign.

Thanks, Nancy H., for passing on this information.

Last Call - Consign Now
Hosted by Champaign Cycle
Sat. May 7, 10 - 5 Sun. May 8, Noon - 4
At 506 S Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL 61821
Click on the link for hours and location business hours.

Used Bikes
Don't miss this opportunity to clear
your garage of an unused bike.
Sell your bike or donate it to Habitat for Humanity
Do you have an old bike in your garage that you no longer want?
Bring it to Champaign Cycle to be included in the 2nd Annual Community Used Bike Sale. If the bike sells you receive the sale price minus a 10% consignment fee which goes to Habitat. If the bike doesn't sell you can either pick it up or you can donate the bike to Habitat for Humanity or you can simply donate your bike initially. You will receive a receipt for a tax deductible contribution, you will have more room in your garage, and you'll have the satisfaction of helping a local charity.
The profit from the consignment fee goes to Habitat for Humanity.
Champaign Cycle will receive no money from the sale.
See below for all the details

Do you want to buy a good used bike, trailer, or trail-a-bike?
Come to Champaign Cycle during the sale for a good used bike. We will inspect all the bikes and they will be in good operating condition. We will have a checklist detailing the condition of the bike hanging from the handlebars. Since the owner,
not Champaign Cycle, will be selling the bike there is no warranty from Champaign Cycle. However, we will do our best to honestly represent the condition
of the bike and answer questions about the bike.
So please stop by during the 2 day sale to inspect the bikes.

Attention used bike owners who want to sell their bike:

1. Your bike must be in safe operating condition to be included in the sale. We will inspect all bikes when you bring them in. The tires must hold air, and brakes and gears must work. If you wash the bike and inflate the tires before bringing it you will have a better chance of selling it. We will fill out a checklist which will be on the bike during the sale listing the condition of major elements of the bike. If the bike needs repair to be in safe operating condition you can repair the bike or we will repair the bike for you at our normal repair rates. If the bike sells we will deduct the repair cost from your sale price. If your bike does not sell and you donate it to Habitat we will remove the labor portion of your repair bill, which will be a further donation to Habitat from Champaign Cycle. For the sale to be a success for both the seller and the buyer we must present the bikes in good condition.

We must respectfully decline any bikes for the sale which are not in safe operating condition.

2. You will set the price you want to receive for your bicycle. We will give you our opinion on what is a reasonable price for your bike but it's your bike and you set the price. We will suggest prices which are fair for both you and the buyer and which will make it likely that the bike will sell.

3. We will accept used bikes for the sale through Friday May 6
during normal business hours. Click on the link for hours and location.

4. Please email us if you want to sell your bike at the Community Used Bike Sale. It would be a great help if you would email us before you bring in your bike so that we can plan better for this event. We will reply to you to confirm and will inform you of any changes or additional information.
Email us at with any questions.

You can check what's on sale at Champaign Cycle anytime.
Last year we sold 84 bikes , this year we expect more so don't delay.

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