Started two days ago, I spot an ad on Craigslist for 2 Schwinns for $50 about an hour away. One is listed as a World Voyageur in good condition for it's age, the other bike just listed as a Schwinn. No other information in the ad. I quickly send the seller an email to ask about the size of the Voyageur and about any pics. He sends me the size and it fits me, but he won't have pics until the next day. I figure for $50 I can risk it and tell him I'll take both and pick them up Saturday morning. We decide to meet closer to the middle so it's only 40 minutes for me.
Next day he sends me a crappy photo of the Voyageur from a camera phone. I'm happy though, I see an original 1973 yellow voyageur that looks unmolested. Looks like it needs the basics like tires, lube and cables. So at this point I'm excited about the bike. Can't wait to get her fixed up and ready to ride for spring.
So today I drive out there to meet the guy and he's a no show. I assume someone offered him more money, but he didn't have the guts to send me a message. Instead wasting my morning was a better option for him. I have since left him a voice mail, text message and email and he hasn't responded. The craigslist ad also was deleted today. Sorry about the rant, I'm just upset that people are so crappy like this. I was really hoping to get a nice bike at a great price that I could fix up and ride and still sell it down the road and not lose money.
I'll keep the search going, but next time I'll make sure I have the sellers address to meet them.