Originally Posted by joints4sale
Makes sense but at the PC they also had a practice that makes sense. When a new bike comes in, take all the new panels off and store them until its service life at the facility is over. Then put all the new panels back on for it to be sold. One could easily do this with tires as well. I assume that when they go to sell the bikes they'll likely put new tires on. Just a thought
That would make a lot of sense to me. My understanding is the used bikes are made available to dealers at a substantial discount "as-is". Probably the same with press bikes and PC center bikes. Dealers would then have to make any repairs needed, replace plastics or not, etc. I've no direct knowledge of how this works and I guess the bikes would have to be sold as used. I doubt they crush them.