I posted a Trek 600 in Reynolds 531 for sale on CL, and then I got this note:
“It's a nice looking bike... Would you take $150 for it? I am looking to do a fixie conversion and I just can't justify paying that much more over the cost a similar condition Sprint/Fiji. (sic)”
It’s not his low-balling that amuses me – it’s his “in-your-face” rationale: Does he honestly expect me to care or empathize with the fact that he just can’t justify paying that much more for my Trek, than for some gas-pipe POC to fixify?
I’ve sold a lot of bikes on CL, but I’ve never encountered such an inane response from anyone. This guy could be a poster boy for “how NOT to win friends and influence enemies.”
PS- I blocked his e-mail address – my response otherwise would have been far too sardonic, but I just had to post something here to get it off my chest.
Thanks for letting me vent !