Frequently Asked Questions
- Rider Wanted seeks to represent each machine honestly by allowing users enough bandwidth to objectively convey condition. This can be done by providing maintenance records, sales history, comprehensive photo galleries, and video uploads / links.
- Comment threads in auctions / listings allow the buyer and sellers to share knowledge and communicate about their machine with the community, in real time.
- Rider Wanted understands that selling situations and circumstances can change quickly. Because of this, Rider Wanted offers the most flexible payment options in the industry. Sellers pay by the week instead of by month.
- Rider Wanted is the only power sports listing service that allows sellers to choose the way they sell their machines by offering both traditional classified listings and live auctions.
- First, choose the method of sale under the "Sell Your Ride" tab on the main page.
- To post a classified choose the “List A Classified Ad” option, choose a subscription level and upload your ride.
- To auction your ride select “List An Auction” tab and upload your ride. Please note: All auction submissions will be manually reviewed by our team and will not immediately appear on the site. Your method of payment will not be charged until your auction listing is reviewed and approved.
- Every auction goes live with an informational listing, photo gallery, and additional seller features that help ensure a great result. Auctions run for fourteen days.
- Each auction has a comment/review thread where the Rider Wanted community can discuss the machine and ask the seller questions. Sellers are encouraged to be active participants in the comments section. Answering questions and engaging with bidders will increase bidder confidence.
- Potential bidders can also use the Private Message button to discreetly ask the seller direct questions.
- Each seller has the ability to lower their reserve while the auction is live. However, removing an item or raising the reserve price is not possible after bidding begins.
- You must register to place bids or comment on Rider Wanted.
- Before bidding, bidders are required to submit an approved payment method. This allows Rider Wanted to vet bidders and ensure intent to the seller.
- Approved payment methods are all major credit and debit cards.
- You will not be charged to register to bid, or comment.
- You will only be charged if you are the winning bidder and the sellers reserve has been met.
- At auction close the winning bidder will be assessed a 5% buyers premium.
- Winners will be charged 5% of the final bid price with a minimum fee of $250.00 up to $1,000.00 (5% of $20,000.00 bid) the premium for sales higher than $20,000.00 is capped at $1,000.00.
- The buyers premium is paid directly to Rider Wanted and is calculated at 5% of the winning bid total. Example: If the final hammer price is $10,000.00 the winning bidder will be charged a $500.00 buyers premium. The total cost to the winning bidder would be $10,500.00. The winning bidder pays Rider Wanted $500.00 at auction close via the credit / debit card on file. The $10,000.00 winning bid is paid directly from buyer to seller.
- Sniping protection extends the auction clock by two minutes each time a bid is placed in the auction’s final moments. The auction isn’t over until two full minutes have elapsed since the highest bid was placed.
- Rider Wanted encourages all potential bidders to read the listing and review the entirety of the comment/ review threads before placing a bid. It is important that bidders do their due diligence to understand all the details of the machine and insights offered by other members and bidders.
- Bidders are responsible for their actions. If you bid, and win, you will be charged the 5% buyers premium.
- Sellers are forbidden to bid on their own listing.
Please Note: Rider Wanted uses Stripe as it’s third party processor and does not store or have access to any of your credit card information. Your card will only be charged if the item you are bidding on reaches the set reserve price and you are the high bidder when the auction closes.
- If the auction reserve is not met when the listing ends (or if the auction is sold “no reserve”), Rider Wanted provides the seller and winning bidder with each-others’ contact information in hopes that a deal can still be facilitated. The buyer and seller then work together to complete the transaction.
Please Note: Sellers are responsible to provide their preferred method of payment and and shipping options to the buyer. When an auction closes, Rider Wanted will not intervene with, or be responsible for, dictating the terms of the transaction to the buyer. Rider Wanted acts only as platform that brings buyers and sellers together.