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Old 11-18-07, 10:03 AM   #1
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Schwinn World Tourist 1979 Help!

Help! Schwinn World Tourist 1979 Help!
I got this bike and I am not sure what to do with it.... sell it, keep it, what? I thought of selling it on ebay but the thought of shipping is daunting...... any ideas? Any ideas at all? Thanks for your help!! I'd like to get a few bucks to spend on my kids for christmas.
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Old 11-18-07, 12:01 PM   #2
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+1 The cost of shipping on ebay will eat into your selling price big time.
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Old 11-18-07, 01:22 PM   #4
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Craigs list if you don't mind inviting total strangers to your home.

Shipping won't eat into your selling price if the buyer pays for shipping. You probably get more for it on eBay, too.

Shipping bikes is a PITA. I only sell at bike swaps.

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Old 11-19-07, 07:41 AM   #5
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Hey all thanks for your help - I listed but no bites (not really the right time of the year!)
Maybe I will list at the swap string....
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I don't know how to link to my posting....... I was going to take the bike today to a bike shop to see how much they would charge me to ship.......any ideas on a shop to take it to? Thanks! I really appreciate the help.
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Old 11-26-07, 08:34 AM   #8
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I don't know how to link to my posting....... I was going to take the bike today to a bike shop to see how much they would charge me to ship.......any ideas on a shop to take it to? Thanks! I really appreciate the help.
You should update your profile to give your location for faster answers about anything that may be impacted by where you live. You may have mentioned your location somewhere else, but this doesn't automatically get propogated to a question like this.

However, Around Town Bicycles in Wilkes-Barre will ship. This won't do you much good unless you are close by.

EDIT: You can also sell on Ebay and only allow local pickup... I have purchased a couple of bikes this way. You can always arrange to meet at a public place. For this bike, even though it appears to be in nice shape, most people won't want to pay shipping anyway.
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