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Old 10-17-05, 12:33 PM   #1
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Here's a post from CL selling a Wal-Mart bike: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/104530510.html

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just ordered a bike from Walmart and paid $53.00 + shipping. This bike really stinks and I want to ditch it to buy a nicer one. So, if you're interested in a really crappy bike for only $25 right out of the box, just let me know. Maybe I didn't assemble it correctly or something, but to me it's pretty bad. Sort of a disgrace to bikes in general. Let me know...
I know that I have seen posts about crappy Wal-Mart bikes here, but this one is kind of funny. And $53 for shipping a bike from Wal-Mart? It is already boxed.
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Old 10-17-05, 01:29 PM   #2
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I think $53.- is a price of the bike.
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Old 10-17-05, 02:25 PM   #3
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I think $53.- is a price of the bike.
You're right, I misread that in haste. But still, what did the person expect for $53, and something they have to put together. I wonder what the instructions look like for assembly of a bike purchased off WalMart's website? They put disclaimers on their website regarding the use of safety helmets and gear, but never mention anything about ensuring proper assembly of the bike.
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Old 10-17-05, 02:32 PM   #4
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You'd probably be better off assembling it yourself anyway. I hear that the people that walmart pays, get paid by the bike and can do it in 3 minutes! No trued wheels, no brake adjustment no seat adjustment, etc. Other walmart issue is only a few sizes.

The only thing good about walmart is they have a 90 day return policy. Makes you wonder why the sellor didnt just return the bike to the local walmart and get the money that way.

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Old 10-17-05, 03:57 PM   #5
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Maybe the next purchase will move into the $60-dollar range plus shipping.
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Thanks for the News Flash........
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The only thing good about walmart is they have a 90 day return policy. Makes you wonder why the sellor didnt just return the bike to the local walmart and get the money that way.
Probably because he (and I am assuming a he based on the fact that the only Wal-Mart bike for $53 is listed as a men's bike) would have to ship it back. It also got me thinking about the proliferation of Wal-Marts, and who doesn't live close enough to one to go pick-up a bike. Especially in Philly. It is a mere $2.00 on the bus down to Wally-World.
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Maybe he's trying to make a profit and he really only paid $25 for it.
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i think craigslist should ban any of these crappy X-mart bikes. When I see the subject line of "Great city bike!" and open up to see an Iron Horse or a Pacific, I am enraged. Let's advocate for craigslist banning that filth. Or at least setting up a special button, right next to the Spam? button. I can see it now: "Flag this crappy Huffy?"
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