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Old 09-04-08, 03:08 PM   #426
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blackdogcycles.com has a new KHS Mocha on sale for $199

(someone should rename this thread to the "bargain" thread so it officially includes ebay, craigslist, sales, etc)
It's http://www.blackdogbicycles.com/ instead of blackdogcycles . com
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Old 09-04-08, 03:47 PM   #427
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It's http://www.blackdogbicycles.com/ instead of blackdogcycles . com
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Old 09-05-08, 08:59 AM   #428
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Monster List of Stuff on Craigslist... Enjoy.

Brompton S2L in NYC for $1K
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/826882571.html

Dahon Boardwalk S1 in NYC for $150
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/827207559.html

Dahon with older frame (Helios?) framestyle in the O.C. for $200
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/825922322.html

2006 Dahon Cadenza in Memphis for $350
http://memphis.craigslist.org/bik/803631135.html

2007 Dahon Jack in Philly for $180
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/786813507.html

2007 Dahon Mu SL in Maui for $1K
http://honolulu.craigslist.org/mau/bik/793009166.html

Bike Friday Tikit Frisco for $900
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/827455660.html

Bike Friday Air Friday in Eugene for $1K
http://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/813159675.html

Bike Friday Tikit in Eugene for $750
http://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/809747060.html

Bike Friday "Q" Tandem in Boulder for $2K (I would LOVE this bike!)
http://boulder.craigslist.org/bik/803357970.html

Strida 5.0 in Boston for $485
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/825833204.html

Strida 5.0 in Charlotte for $575
http://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/824950719.html

Strida 5.0 in Detroit for $600
http://detroit.craigslist.org/bik/814275556.html

Mobiky Genius in Frisco for $500
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/bik/827972655.html

Giant Halfway in NYC for $400
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/827199414.html

Vintage Falter in Chicago for $60 (looks cool)
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/822301302.html

Raleigh 20 near Seattle? for $125
http://bellingham.craigslist.org/bik/786369214.html

Huffy Touriste in Minneapolis for $125
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/bik/812197916.html
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Old 09-06-08, 05:35 PM   #429
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Downtube Mini barely used -- $250!! (NYC)

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/830569947.html
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Old 09-06-08, 09:29 PM   #430
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2 Dahons for $100 each. Seems like a Boardwalk.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/bik/830825751.html

2008 Downtube Mini Capreo $500

http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/bik/830847323.html

2008 Dahon Curve SL $870

http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/bik/830841849.html
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Old 09-08-08, 02:33 PM   #431
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Mobiky Genius Santa Cruz

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?
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Old 09-08-08, 02:34 PM   #432
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Mobiky Genius Santa Cruz

BTW this is for the Mobiky Genius, great price.
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Old 09-08-08, 02:52 PM   #433
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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.

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Old 09-08-08, 05:45 PM   #434
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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?
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As long as you use a credit card you don't have anything to worry about. It's not your money until you receive the goods and get the bill. Until then you can always simply dispute the transaction on the basis that the goods were never received at which point it's between your credit card company, paypal, and the other guy.

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.

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Old 09-08-08, 07:29 PM   #435
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Downtube Mini barely used -- $250!! (NYC)

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/830569947.html

I bought that one but not for $250; there was a bit of a bidding war. Anyway, great deal!
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Old 09-09-08, 08:15 AM   #436
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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.
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Old 09-09-08, 08:19 AM   #437
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I bought that one but not for $250; there was a bit of a bidding war. Anyway, great deal!
wow...congrats!! how much did u end up paying?
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Old 09-09-08, 09:20 AM   #438
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I bought that one but not for $250; there was a bit of a bidding war. Anyway, great deal!
Wow, a bidding war? Makes sense, though. I'm sure you still got a good deal since it was brand-new and all. Congrats, indeed
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Old 09-09-08, 09:25 AM   #439
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Thanks for the advice!

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!
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Old 09-09-08, 04:19 PM   #440
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wow...congrats!! how much did u end up paying?
I saw the listing on craigslist like 15 mins after it was posted and had emailed the seller. He replied 2 days later and said that someone offered him $410 for it so he had to do the right thing.
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Old 09-09-08, 09:40 PM   #441
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Hi Lalato:
Heck - I'm from San Jose but even I hate to see someone refer to San Francisco as "Frisco".
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Heck - I'm from San Jose but even I hate to see someone refer to San Francisco as "Frisco".
LOL. Duly noted.

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Old 09-10-08, 11:38 PM   #443
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Specialized Globe http://cgi.ebay.com/Specialized-Glob...QQcmdZViewItem
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Birdy Black in Boston for $1K

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Old 09-12-08, 08:48 PM   #445
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wow...congrats!! how much did u end up paying?
I offered $410 for the bike.
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Old 09-13-08, 02:10 AM   #446
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I wish i lived in America i could pick up some real bargains
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Old 09-16-08, 11:25 AM   #447
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2008 DAHON S1 BOARDWALK FOLDING BIKE - $140 (CROTON ON HUDSON)
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Dahon Stowaway 3-speed 20" folding bike w/ carrying bag excel cond. - $170
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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.

http://cgi.ebay.com/DAHON-6-SPEED-FO...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Old 09-19-08, 12:51 PM   #449
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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.

http://cgi.ebay.com/DAHON-6-SPEED-FO...d=p3286.c0.m14
I rather pay a few more $ for my lifetime warranty from Dahon. That bike looks like a boardwalk with a not so good 6 speeds derailleur. $100 will get you a much better derailleur, cables, and shifter.
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Old 09-19-08, 01:37 PM   #450
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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.

http://cgi.ebay.com/DAHON-6-SPEED-FO...d=p3286.c0.m14
Dahon makes some models specifically for the asian market. This might be one of them.

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