Why buy Used?
I've been thinking about grabbing a Onewheel+ XR, and I wanted to find a used one to save money. I assumed there would be plenty of turnover because of people doing too much too fast and getting injured. But when I look at eBay, pretty much all of the auctions end up in the $1750+ range, even for beat up looking ones without much description or mileage listed (literally just saying "condition is used" sometimes, with 2 low quality photos). Why would anyone buy a used XR for that much, when it is $1800 new (tax, I know, makes it ~$100 more, but still)? Is saving a hundred bucks worth not knowing it is in perfect condition? This seems insane to me. IMO it would have to be less than $1500 and in great condition to make me even consider buying used. Who are these people bidding the price up to damn-near retail numbers?
Panglossian last edited by
Also, at those prices I'd rather have a new one with the mfg warranty.
gottaflo last edited by
I feel the same way you do. If I'm going to pay $1600 or $1700 for something and I can get it brand new with a warranty for $200 or even $300 more, I'm going to spend the extra money to buy new.
Motoproponent last edited by
I regularly see them for sale on Craigslist, FB Marketplace, and even on this forum and the OWOG for <$1500
@Motoproponent Maybe you are in an area where they are more popular. In Boston they are pretty rare still. I haven't seen any on Craigslist so far. I haven't really checked FB marketplace though. On EBay they seem to start below $1500, but by the time the auction ends, the ones I have seen are all above $1700.
I guess it's a good sign that the resell value is so high. That way I won't lose much if I buy new and end up not liking it.
I assumed the warranty would be transferable for used XRs, though. Is this not the case?
skyman88 last edited by
@gradyoactive are you in the Boston Onewheel group on Facebook? Good place to look for local sales also.
DreamTour last edited by
@gradyoactive If you are careful in the beginning and don't hurt yourself, I can't imagine you not liking it...
b0ardski last edited by
those were my thoughts exactly, and the peace mind of factory service if some is wrong.
I think the pint delays are fueling demand. when the pints start flowing those willing to pay 95% of retail for used/old firmware will be few.
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I joined the Boston FB group. Seems like people sell them on there fairly frequently.
2 questions, though:
If I buy someone's recently purchased, lightly used XR, would I not be able to transfer the warranty over to me?
And isn't the firmware upgradeable to the current version?
speedracer last edited by
I bought mine, a + a year ago for $1,200.00 with 86 miles on it (now 760). The guy had an ER visit fall, put a fender and fangs on it, then decided to hang it up. I saw a few on Craigslist for $800.00 but every time I called they were gone. BTW, the fangs have saved me twice from nosedives.
Motoproponent last edited by
You can email FM with the 10 digit serial number, theyll tell you when the warranty is up.
It is transferrable
mustugio11 last edited by
@gradyoactive I just purchased a used, month old XR with 85 miles on eBay for $1400 and shipping was included. I was patient and looked for the auctions with the “make an offer” tab. Some folks may just need a quick buck and instead of pawning the OW they just throw it on eBay. I also bought a Plus the same way and couldn’t be happier. I check out the completed auctions and see people spending buko bucks on beat up Onewheels and just scratch my head.
@mustugio11 Wow, that's a great deal! Thanks for the advice. I hadn't considered making a lowball offer on EBay. Good idea.