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Old 05-03-07, 09:06 AM   #1
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URGENT: Schwinn advice needed!

What should I offer for a paramount track bike from the 70s? I love these bikes but have no idea what they're worth. It's in EXCELLENT original condition.
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Old 05-03-07, 10:15 AM   #2
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You're much better off getting the seller to name a price and go from there. It's the seller's responsibility to figure out the value of something he already owns.

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Old 05-03-07, 10:24 AM   #3
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You're much better off getting the seller to name a price and go from there. It's the seller's responsibility to figure out the value of something he already owns.

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Ditto, As a seller I just learned that lesson recently myself
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I recently saw a 70's Paramount Track on craigslist for 600 dollars.
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I'd probably pay up to $900 for it if I was in the market.
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What should I offer for a paramount track bike from the 70s? I love these bikes but have no idea what they're worth. It's in EXCELLENT original condition.
Offer $125 and play ignorant.
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That would be lovely if I wasn't an honest person just looking for a cool deal to restore.
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That would be lovely if I wasn't an honest person just looking for a cool deal to restore.
That said, then offer what it is worth to you.
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As I did. I was just trying to be fair to him who is not well versed in the arena of "vintage" bicycles. Thanks to all who proffered advice
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