What Are Pre-Owned and Open Box E-Bikes? Benefits of Buying Open Box E-Bikes

By Haseeb Javed

Mar 22, 2023

What Are Pre-Owned and Open Box E-Bikes? Benefits of Buying Open Box E-Bikes

Electric bikes, also known as e-bikes, have become increasingly popular in recent years. For those who are interested in buying an e-bike but are on a tight budget, pre-owned and open-box e-bikes may be a great option.

What is an open-box e-bike?

An open box e-bike is a brand-new bike that has been returned by the previous owner. These bikes usually have a mileage of 5km-100km and may have minor scratches or imperfections. 

In contrast, a pre owned e-bike is a used bike with a mileage of over 100km and may have scratches on the frame and accessories that are not included.

One of the biggest advantages of buying an open-box e-bike or a pre-owned e-bike is the cost savings. These bikes are significantly cheaper than brand new e-bikes, allowing buyers to get a great deal while still enjoying the benefits of an e-bike. In some cases, buyers can save up to 50% on the cost of a brand new e-bike. 

Another advantage of buying an open box e-bike or a pre-owned e-bike is the reduced depreciation. E-bikes, like cars, lose value over time. When you buy a brand new e-bike, it starts to lose value as soon as you ride it out of the store. By purchasing an open box e-bike or a pre-owned e-bike, the bulk of the depreciation has already occurred, allowing you to resell it in the future with less of a loss.

Furthermore, buying an open box e-bike or a pre-owned e-bike can allow you to purchase a higher-end model at a lower cost, you can even find a premium ebike under $1000. With the cost savings, you can invest in a better e-bike with more features, higher quality components, and better performance. This can ultimately enhance your riding experience and provide better value for money.

It is important to note that when buying an open box e-bike or a pre-owned e-bike, it is essential to do thorough research and inspect the bike carefully before making a purchase. It is also recommended to buy from a reputable seller or dealer such as EbikeBC who can provide a warranty and after-sales support. 



At EbikeBC, our Demo/Floor model products come with a 3-month warranty, whereas pre-owned items do not include any warranty and are ineligible for returns or exchanges. However, you have the option to purchase an additional year of warranty for $60 on all bikes, which will extend the total warranty period for both demo models and pre-owned bikes to 1 year.

In conclusion, buying an open box e-bike or a pre-owned e-bike is a smart choice for e-bike enthusiasts who want to save money without compromising on quality. With the cost savings, reduced depreciation, and the ability to purchase higher-end models, it's easy to see why open box e-bikes and pre-owned e-bikes are gaining popularity.


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