DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Yes, even at her "improved" price. But it could turn into an auction, and pricing go up to full market value. On a bike that does not fit, it does not make sense to pay full market value. On a keeper, sure.
Note, I paid a little less than that for my 2003 Colnago. And it is a keeper and ready to ride. But it was a really good deal at the time. Seller priced it high (maybe full market, but high end bikes do not get much interest around here right now). This eliminated any interest, and then he discounted it to move it.
Sometimes, "overpriced" bikes can become the better deal. You are seeing what can happen when a seller starts with a low price, gets a lot of interest, and raises the price accordingly. That is not uncommon. So if you are looking for a higher end bike, sometimes it pays to look at the ones that are at or above market price. You never know when reality will set in with the seller. If a seller posts a bike any the only call they get in a week is yours, you might get a deal.
Last edited by wrk101; 05-15-09 at 11:23 AM.