A buyer interested in purchasing a cheap dirt bike should search websites such as Cycle Trader, eBay, Oodle and Dirt Bike Trader. The buyer needs to use each site's search filtering tools to look for used dirt bikes and set a maximum price range to find the best deals.
Buying a used dirt bike saves a consumer a considerable amount of money compared to purchasing a new unit, but it requires the buyer to apply an added level of caution to avoid scams and faulty units. For example, classifieds sites such as Oodle and Craigslist contain many listings for used dirt bikes sold by private sellers who are under no legal obligation to inspect a dirt bike before selling it. The burden of testing the bike and inspecting its mechanical components falls entirely on the buyer. As such, a buyer should take the bike to a professional mechanic or have it evaluated by someone knowledgeable about dirt bikes to ensure that it is free of issues before purchasing it.
Other ways to save money when purchasing a dirt bike are to look for older models or models that require a minimum amount of work. In some cases, simple repairs can cost less than a bike in a better condition.