Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tempe, AZ
Bikes: Schwinn Avenue (Walmart), Former owner of Mongoose Paver. (I have the notable distinction of purchasing the last Paver!)
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Originally Posted by brakemeister
first link didnt work
the others are way overpriced what they are
A lot of CL sellers set prices ridiculously high believing buyers are going to grind on them about price no matter what they specify. CL is so hit-and-miss this way.
I waste a lot
of time conducting myself like I'm at a third-world flea market (where none of the prices reflect what the person really expects). And then, one day I get a Dahon gray-market folder for free
(when the seller didn't realize the hinge mechanism was broken, and advertised a price 2 times more than it would be worth if it had been in good condition.).
I think CL's shortcoming is that there's no buyer/seller reputation system. There's no downside to pricing things for haggling (wasting people's time driving around trying to determine the real price). But, then some people like that kind of garage-sale experience.