Are you looking for a cheap scooter for sale under 500 dollars? Finding a ride at this price shouldn’t be a problem and you may even be able to find a real steal. When I say cheap scooter I’m referring to the price, not the quality of workmanship. That said, let me tell you about places where you could find a good, dependable one under 500 dollars. There are lots of places to look for a scooter like this.
The list below has several places where you can find a great scooter. Some of the places in the list or local and some are online. That should make it easier to find the perfect bike at a price you'll love. So have a search party while you hunt for your bike. But if you’ve never rode before you might not want to pay a lot for your first ride. Even if you’re an experienced rider, you can get a really good one and save money by finding cheap scooters for sale under 500 dollars.
Find Your Scooter
Do you know whether you want a 50cc or a 150cc scooter? There are several online brick and mortar stores to look for cheap rides for sale under 500 dollars. Here’s a short list of places to get you started.
Iwanna – A weekly classified ad paper. You can pick up a hardcopy of Iwanna at a local gas station or news outlet and check ads for street legal bikes for sale locally. There’s also an online version of Iwanna.com
Craigslist – A national online advertising site. You can buy trade or sell on Craigslist. Check their local listings for scooters for sale under 500 dollars.
eBay – The largest, and most well-known, online auction site in the world. Sellers on eBay get rated on their service and the quality of their products. This can help you decide how trustworthy a seller is. You might also be able to get free shipping when you buy on eBay.
Local papers – The classifieds of local papers is a cheap and easy place to check for street legal rides.
Local bike shops – Don’t forget to check local scooter stores. Personally, I like doing business in person Just in case something goes wrong.
The bulletin board at work – There’s been some great finds on bulletin boards at work.
Google – Your search should return page after page of dealerships. It won’t be practical to deal with some of the dealers in the listing but you only need to find one that has the perfect bike for you.
Garage/Yard Sales - You may be surprised at what you find at these sales.
Your Email Signature Box - Some free email services have signature boxes that you can use to create a "Want" ad that goes out with every new email that you create.
Word of mouth – Talk to your friends and family. Let everyone know what you’re looking for and ask them if they know where you can get it. You may have a friend that has a cousin who knows a guy who knows a guy.
Amazon - The number one online retailer with street legal scooters from major manufacturers as well as individual sellers.
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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
If cost is a factor, don’t forget to factor in the cost of personal protective equipment (PPE). Always wear protective equipment when you ride. This includes your clothing. It can be tempting to wear shorts, a tee shirt, and sandals but you don’t want a great ride that cost under 500 dollars to end up costing you hundreds of dollars in medical bills after a fall. If you follow the suggestions in this list you should be able to find cheap scooters for sale under 500 dollars.