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How do you buy a reliable motorcycle through eBay?

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Buy a reliable motorcycle through eBay by performing as much research on the bike in question and the seller before committing to a purchase. The buyer should also inspect the motorcycle in person or have a certified third party inspect it if buying remotely.

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The first step a buyer should take to ensure she purchases a reliable motorcycle through eBay is to research the types of motorcycles available. Consumer review and motorcycle enthusiast websites often feature evaluations of different models that contain information about reliability, durability and any problems common with that model. This helps the buyer weed out listings for motorcycles that are more likely to have issues whether or not the buyer purchases it through eBay.

Buyers should also read through each seller's feedback rating to look for complaints about issues with the bikes sold because this is a sign that the seller isn't trustworthy. Buyers should focus only on sellers with an approval rating of at least 90 percent, and they should avoid any seller with little to no feedback even if she is selling a motorcycle for a good value. The buyer also needs to inspect the bike to make sure that all of its mechanical and electrical components are in good working condition.

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