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Consignment

Due to volume, we are now only accepting consignment items by appointment, details as to how to get set up are further down the page.

Hi! We're stoked you're interested in consigning your bike with us, but there are a few things you should know before you bring it in.  Please read the entire page before reaching out about us selling your bike, it will make the process smoother for everybody!

Our Values

We believe in keeping good bikes on the road and in use!  Our consignment program is not intended to maximize profit—for you or us, that's why we do it the hard way. We believe that having fully serviced used bikes available at fair prices is a service to the community, and we earn an honest dollar by doing it.

 

What do we accept?

We accept "Bike Shop Quality" used bicycles, frames and wheels for sale on consignment.  

 

"What about my...?"

*Please call ahead before bringing in anything on this list!
We do NOT accept the following items: We have a limited capacity to sell the following items:
  • Bicycle Components
  • Auto Racks
  • BMX Bikes
  • Dual-Crown Downhill Bikes
  • Full Suspension 26" wheel bikes
  • Exercise Bikes
  • Folding Bikes
  • Tricycles
  • Recumbent Bikes
  • XtraCycle Conversions
  • Time Trial or Triathlon Bikes
  • Rim-Brake Road Bikes (We accept these from March through August)
  • Cruiser Bikes
  • Bike Trailers
  • Cargo Bikes
  • E-Bikes
  • Fat Bikes
  • Stationary Trainers
  • Tandems - Limited to ONE in store at a time.
  • If you have a question about a bicycle, frame, or large part that you'd like consign with us, we can answer some questions over the phone at 503-233-9392, but please note that we are unable to estimate a bicycle's value over the phone.

    Setting up a Consignment Appointment:

    You can start the process by sending an email to shop@sellwoodcycle.com, Please include the following:
  • Pictures of your bike (or bikes) from the side with the chain.  Include one of the whole bike, and a few closer up shots of the front and rear gears, and the handlebars.  Please photo any damage, or anything else noteworthy.
  • Please answer the following questions in your email:
      1. What type of bike do you have (it's OK if you don't know the answer to this question!)
      2. Why do you want us to sell your bike for you through our service?  Some common reasons are "to trade it in for something newer from Sellwood", "I want space back in my garage" and "someone told me this bike is worth $2000"
      3. How soon do you need the bike to sell, and would you prefer a check or in store credit?
      4. What days and times are you available for an appointment?
  • We will get back to you as quickly as we can, and please remember that we are always closed Sunday and Monday, and rarely look at email outside of open hours.
  • Once you have an appointment, do not arrive early, and call the shop at 503-233-9392 if you are going to be late.
  • Important Notes:

  • Sellwood Cycle Repair reserves the right to reject any bicycle.
  • There is a $40 fee associated with the processing of each bike, which we collect upon intake.
  • Sellwood Staff will evaluate your item, determine if it's something we wish to accept, what type of repairs it requires, and its likely value.
  • All Mountain Bikes will go through an additional mechanical evaluation
  • CLEAN items in good mechanical condition often get the best value! 
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    Additional Terms and Conditions:

    Serial numbers for all bicycles and frames accepted for consignment will be run through the City of Portland's NWRAPID database. The seller must present a valid ID at the time of consignment. Per city code, all bicycles must be remain in the shop for 15 days after the date of arrival. The seller retains the right to pick up their bicycle at any time after the 15 day period but prior to sale of the bicycle. Listing prices are agreed upon by Sellwood Cycle Repair and the seller.

    We do not list bikes or frames on our website while they are in the hold period. The soonest that bicycles and frames will appear on the site would be at least 15 days after it is accepted. Depending on the amount of consignments we currently have in the queue and our repair load, it may take additional time for processing. Thanks for your understanding in this!

    Sellwood Cycle Repair assumes responsibility for the bicycle while on consignment.

     

    Consignment Rates:

    The cost of all necessary repair parts and labor will be deducted from the seller's portion once the item sells. If the item does not sell the seller is still responsible for all repair costs.
    For items priced over $100 60% to the seller paid as a check.
    OR 70% paid as store credit.
    For items selling for $100 or less 50% to the seller. Paid as store credit ONLY.
    Bike industry employees, for items over $100 70% to the seller