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Old 01-11-08, 10:24 AM   #1
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Is this stolen?

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/m...535536155.html
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Old 01-11-08, 10:37 AM   #2
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Do you have any reason to think it is stolen? How can we tell on the basis of the advert?!
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Old 01-11-08, 10:53 AM   #3
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Asking price is too low, no details about owner, why being sold, no picture.... It may not be stolen, but I would never buy something from a clueless owner.
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A six-speed model would be a pre-2005 model.
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Asking price is too low, no details about owner, why being sold, no picture.... It may not be stolen, but I would never buy something from a clueless owner.

I would! How do you think the antique trade operates
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A six-speed model would be a pre-2005 model.

It could be a Dahon Yeah. My 2007 Yeah has 6 speeds.
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Old 01-11-08, 01:19 PM   #7
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The old boardwalk (circa 2004 or earlier) had 6 speeds. If memory serves, it retailed in the sub-$300 range, so the asking price is in line with reality.

Good question though - to be most cautious, you could double-check the serial number with a local law-enforcement office:
National Bike Registry Affliliations

Or, just meeting with the seller may be enough to determine if it's legit.

And: buying from clueless owners is the best way to get stuff!! As long as you're certain you know what you're getting.
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oh was showing a man the folding bikes at my work.

there was a 6 speed Dahon and our own brand.
Dahon was 300...our own was 200

So second hand you half the price...take some more off if you really dont want it
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I reponsed to the ad, and got a return saying SOLD
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I would! How do you think the antique trade operates
You are right, I take my words back. With some patience , ingenuity and luck I found a great deal on craigslist:

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik/537072760.html

The guy was selling it for a friend who had no idea how to sell things on craigslist/ebay. The helmet he gave me is Louis Garnaeu and seems a lot nicer than my previous Walmart Schwinn helmet..
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