Craigslist nightmares and dreams...

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by outskirtscustoms, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Hammerhead

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    I don't think it's a joke. There's a few on the local area Craigslists around here as well. $200 and up?
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  2. NoControl

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    A lot of people instantly equate anything Schwinn - regardless of age or antiquity - to mean money. Unfortunately, or perhaps seriously fortunately, a few of us know differently. Wife of No Control bought a Schwinn Airdyne a couple years ago, expecting it to be a good choice. It was total crap, as I expected. We sold it soon after.
     
  3. NoControl

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    Here's a good one...

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    I'm no expert on old bikes, surely, but doubt that I would pay more than $75 for this bike, and that would primarily be just the frame, handlebars and seat. This guy sets a harsh tone right at the start. I usually avoid even contacting these types of ads. What do you guys do?
     
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  4. horsefarmer

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    I agree with the harsh tone bit. Anything used has to be as - is and make an offer as it it is used any anything can happen. All this no low ball stuff is crap. People need to understand this stuff. When I list anything for sale I know what I have in it and also what the item in the condition of my item has been sold for, not just what some nut thinks its worth and listed on the epay for that. Its always a negotiation. a buyer expects you to take time and spend $ to travel to look at and purchase the item. So play the game. Determine "what its worth" keeping in mind "what you have in it", "how much you used it" and "how bad you want it gone". Then add a fudge factor, something you can give the buyer when he sees the worn tire or paint scratch. But please Mr. seller, don't fill your ad with nasty, who wants to contend with that...:soapbox:
     
  5. hammer mechanic

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    When you say "Barn Find" in your title, it tells me that you don't have much in the bike. I'd be in on this one for a hundred or less. I doubt I could talk him down that much.
    On the other hand, some folks lighten up when you call instead of text, so if you are local, it may be worth it to call and go see for yourself. Maybe he has some other bikes he would like to deal on.
     
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  6. RustyGold

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    It is pre-war...I think its worth at least a hundo. If it had a more interesting badge I would probably go look at it with no more than $160 in my pocket.

    Jason
     
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  7. jayblok

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    If it had the Legendary 65T Chainring ,it would be priceless ! (To Me) :21::113:
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  8. BobbyP413

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    Anyone want a $1000 Schwinn Predator? Something makes me feel like he typed an extra 0 in there by accident [​IMG]
     
  9. NoControl

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    The ad is marked SOLD now, so someone must have met his price.
     
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  10. BobbyP413

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    If someone is near Ambler PA they should pick this up. I'll buy the chain ring off you if you do
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  11. BobbyP413

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    I think we have a winner for the overpriced post of the day
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  12. Bike Bum

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    I find these Schwinn exercise bikes all the time at thrift stores for $15-$25 bucks. Heck, I just dragged one out of my basement and into the barn a few weeks ago.
     
  13. BobbyP413

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    Everyone that's in a reasonable distance to me wants far too much for them
     
  14. jayblok

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    Check your local thrift stores or find out who scraps metal in your area,that's how i found the majority of mine.
     
  15. hammer mechanic

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    Extremely RARE Santa Riding Bike - $350 (Granite city il)
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    AC/DC operated Animated and Musical Santa Riding Bike. Everything works except for 1 switch which is able to be fixed just dont have to time. You wont find another one on the market. Extremely RARE. $350 obo. NO SCAMMERS

    There's only one scammer here that I can see...
     
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  16. Joe Monstermaker

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    Any ad that mentions “barn find” can be translated to the English “I’m trying to flip this junk at a big profit like I see on American Pickers”
     
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  17. Joe Monstermaker

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  18. handyandy1100

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    OK, so this post is more a gripe than a nightmare. lol
    In the local FB Marketplace are two 3 speed coaster brake bikes for sale for around $30 each. Two different sellers. I have sent FB messages to both of them and neither have responded! :crazy2:

    I don't particularly want the bikes, I just want to buy them to get the coaster brake 3 speed wheels for other projects.
     
  19. Chuy

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  20. jayblok

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    Riding and BBQing :113:
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