http://www.blackdogbicycles.com/ instead of blackdogcycles . com
Monster List of Stuff on Craigslist... Enjoy.
Brompton S2L in NYC for $1K
Dahon Boardwalk S1 in NYC for $150
Dahon with older frame (Helios?) framestyle in the O.C. for $200
2006 Dahon Cadenza in Memphis for $350
2007 Dahon Jack in Philly for $180
2007 Dahon Mu SL in Maui for $1K
Bike Friday Tikit Frisco for $900
Bike Friday Air Friday in Eugene for $1K
Bike Friday Tikit in Eugene for $750
Bike Friday "Q" Tandem in Boulder for $2K (I would LOVE this bike!)
Strida 5.0 in Boston for $485
Strida 5.0 in Charlotte for $575
Strida 5.0 in Detroit for $600
Mobiky Genius in Frisco for $500
Giant Halfway in NYC for $400
Vintage Falter in Chicago for $60 (looks cool)
Raleigh 20 near Seattle? for $125
Huffy Touriste in Minneapolis for $125
2 Dahons for $100 each. Seems like a Boardwalk.
2008 Downtube Mini Capreo $500
2008 Dahon Curve SL $870
I arranged with the owner to buy the bike; received a request for payment via PayPal. Got nervous - turns out PayPal doesn't have buyer's protection for this type of transaction. Anyone have experience buying expensive bikes on Craigslist using Paypal, and any tips to ensure it's legit?
BTW this is for the Mobiky Genius, great price.
It's hard to say. You really have to feel out the other person a bit. If you don't like taking risks, and it's a lot of money, it might not be worthwhile to you.
I recently bought a Bike Friday Tikit that was listed on craigslist in Oregon. I live in Illinois. I paid via Paypal. Yes, I felt a little nervous about it, but the seller made me feel somewhat comfortable... and I asked a number of questions to boot.
It certainly helps if you're somewhat geographically close to the seller. If not, you have to make a gut check and see if you're willing to take on the risk. I'm not saying it's a complete gamble, but I don't want to tell you to go for it and then later find out this was one of the bad eggs on craigslist.
Don't believe the marketing that you have to worry about fraudulent credit card transactions. The credit card companies just want you to think that because they know they're taking a huge risk putting their money on the line like they do. Your money remains safely in your bank account until you receive the goods and the credit card bill arrives. It's the credit card company that's at risk of getting ripped off and that's a risk they are willing to take because of all the profit they can make from people who can't control their spending.
Last edited by itsajustme; 09-09-08 at 08:25 AM.
Anyone order a bike from the UK of Europe. It looks like they have more folding bike styles than the US and more affordable. The Viking SAFARI 6 is £159 = $280 on amazon.co.uk. I just don't want to end up in paying $300 for a bike and $300 in import and tax fees. Any ideas.
Good to know the point about using a credit card, I will feel more confident about buying through craigslist next time! After back and forth re. my nerves, the Mobiky guy is willing to ship me the bike BEFORE I pay him, so obviously he's a good guy. Haven't received it yet. Great deal on a Mobiky!
Heck - I'm from San Jose but even I hate to see someone refer to San Francisco as "Frisco".
I wish i lived in America i could pick up some real bargains
I Now Own A Trek F400!
2008 DAHON S1 BOARDWALK FOLDING BIKE - $140 (CROTON ON HUDSON)
Dahon Stowaway 3-speed 20" folding bike w/ carrying bag excel cond. - $170
New Dahon Dream 6 speed 16" on Ebay $320. It is shipping from China, so I wondered if it might be a clone, but I searched and found people selling them in East Asia on bulletin boards. It might still be a clone, but at least the Dream is the name of a real model sold in Asia.