Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 28
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    345
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Should I sell my gaming stuff to buy a bike?

    Im $300 shy of getting the bike I want and the bike is $1300 after taxes. I got a nintendo ds and alot of games that I never play anymore and I got a 360 so im thinking of selling those to get the remainder of the price for the bike. You think I should sell them? I could get a job and ride to work probably then get the money back.

    The bike shoppe says they have some 09 models up to $500 off but they might not have my size or right model and im kind of impatient.

  2. #2
    Subjectively Insane MilitantPotato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Saint Louis, Missouri
    My Bikes
    '09 Rodriguez Adventurer Custom, '08 Trek 7.3Fx
    Posts
    804
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Uh, I would get the older models if they're in your size.
    A $1300 bike won't last long locked up outside your work, normally.

    If you want what you want and refuse anything else, you'll have a rough go at life.
    You've got a bike, so you gotta move.

  3. #3
    .
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Moots Psychlo-x ybb, Soma ES, Trek 950
    Posts
    3,783
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, get the bike. The bike is much, much better for you than those stupid games.
    Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.

  4. #4
    Guest
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Grid Reference, SK
    My Bikes
    I never learned to ride a bike. It is my deepest shame.
    Posts
    3,769
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Like someone else mentioned, make sure you hang onj to the bike and get your money's worth! Regrdless of how you pay for it, make sure you include a kickass lock in your budget.

    Also, ask the shop and call around to see if they have last year's model.. if they do you can buy the bike and a nice lock anda new helmet and maybe even keep one of your game systems.

    What sort of bike are you planning on getting?

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    345
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
    Like someone else mentioned, make sure you hang onj to the bike and get your money's worth! Regrdless of how you pay for it, make sure you include a kickass lock in your budget.

    Also, ask the shop and call around to see if they have last year's model.. if they do you can buy the bike and a nice lock anda new helmet and maybe even keep one of your game systems.

    What sort of bike are you planning on getting?
    A cannondale cyclocross 6 cause it has rack mounts and I live on dirt roads.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    345
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by knobster View Post
    Yeah, get the bike. The bike is much, much better for you than those stupid games.
    Yeah im fat so video games arent helping me.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Maxxxie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    My Bikes
    Cannondale Synapse 4 Carbon Feminine
    Posts
    69
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Since I started cycling, my gaming rig has sat unused in a corner, collecting dust. My bike gets used every other day. I say ditch the games and get the bike you want.

    Max
    One of the best things about bicycle commuting is that it can mitigate the displeasure of having to go to work. - BikeSnobNYC
    Best BikeForums.net quote ever: "Holy Moley - talk about having some pressure to ride in on the cold and rainy days. YOUR SOUL IS AT STAKE!" ~hubcap

  8. #8
    Hills hurt.. Couches kill RacerOne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Brazil, IN
    My Bikes
    1991 Specialized Sirrus Triple, 2010 Trek Madone 6.5 Project One, 2012 Cannondale Caad10, 2013 Trek Crockett
    Posts
    3,364
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just get rid of the games you don't play any more and never really liked that much. Keep the classic ones with replay value and the systems themselves. Nothing sucks more than wanting to veg out to some video games and not having any to play, and the DS will come in handy in the future when on long trips / flights etc. Been there done that, wish I'd kept the system.

  9. #9
    Bike addict, dreamer AdamDZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, New York
    My Bikes
    Surly Disc trucker (DIY), Fuji Reveal 1.0 (DIY MTB), Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    5,161
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    People buy everything on eBay. Don't you have any other stuff to sell? It's often the small things: cables, adapters small parts, old clothes. You may be able to rise $300 from those.

    On a side note, I was an avid PC gamer, and I sold my super-duper gaming computer in November and made a resolution not to play games. I play some puzzle games and a train simulator, but I was spending way too much time with shooters. So I might say, yeah get rid of the games and the system, but I don't know how much of a gamer you are. If you end up regretting it, you may wanna look into alternatives.

    Adam

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    My Bikes
    '09 Giant Boulder SE
    Posts
    347
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    what DS games you have? I can still do both.......well can't very well bike in a foot+ of snow.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Flagstaff, AZ
    My Bikes
    Marin Pt. Reyes, Gary Fisher HiFi Pro, Easy Racers Gold Rush recumbent, Cannondale F600
    Posts
    976
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The DS is a handy cycling companion for gaming when you have a bit of time to kill, it fits easily in panniers or a small pack. I do a mixed bike/bus commute, and play the DS when on the bus or while waiting for some other reason.

  12. #12
    .
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Moots Psychlo-x ybb, Soma ES, Trek 950
    Posts
    3,783
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ya know what else works to kill some time and fits easily in a pannier or small pack? A book.
    Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.

  13. #13
    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    La Petite Roche
    Posts
    12,341
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by knobster View Post
    A book.
    What's that?
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

  14. #14
    Alfredo Contador |3iker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Where everybody knows my name
    Posts
    431
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How much does a Nintendo DS or 360 fetch? I don't think used games fetch much if any.
    You can always get a Kona Jake cyclocross. I think they are cheaper. Maybe around $1000 or less. 09s will even be cheaper.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    345
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by |3iker View Post
    How much does a Nintendo DS or 360 fetch? I don't think used games fetch much if any.
    You can always get a Kona Jake cyclocross. I think they are cheaper. Maybe around $1000 or less. 09s will even be cheaper.
    My ds and 15 ds games got a $200 big today and still has 2 more days left.

  16. #16
    Behind EVERYone!!! baj32161's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Burlington ON, Canada
    My Bikes
    '11 Cannondale Synapsese 5 105
    Posts
    5,902
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    cycling beats sitting on the sofa playing games hands down. This would be a no-brainer for me. Good luck whatever you decide.
    A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.

    ― Bruce Lee

  17. #17
    Super Moderator no1mad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    NE OK
    My Bikes
    '06 Kona Smoke
    Posts
    8,064
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by |3iker View Post
    How much does a Nintendo DS or 360 fetch? I don't think used games fetch much if any.
    You can always get a Kona Jake cyclocross. I think they are cheaper. Maybe around $1000 or less. 09s will even be cheaper.
    IIRC, the OP lives like 80 miles from the only Kona dealer in the state of OK. Last time I was at that LBS, he didn't have any Jakes on the floor, though he might have some in the back or at his other store.

    slipknot- any chance the LBS can call their 'Dale rep and track down an '09 cx in your size and still get a discount? Wouldn't hurt to ask.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
    Ride what and in what manner pleases you. Those that mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind. srsly.
    Community guidelines

  18. #18
    Alfredo Contador |3iker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Where everybody knows my name
    Posts
    431
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by slipknot0129 View Post
    My ds and 15 ds games got a $200 big today and still has 2 more days left.
    Goes to show how much I know about these games. hahahaha....

  19. #19
    Senior Member travelmama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Long Beach,CA
    My Bikes
    Kona Ute, Nishiki 4130, Trek 7000, K2 Mach 1.0, Novara Randonee, Schwinn Loop, K2 Zed 1.0, Schwinn Cream, Torker Boardwalk
    Posts
    1,411
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sell the games then go to your neighbors to use theirs.
    Two Wheels One Love

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    345
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    IIRC, the OP lives like 80 miles from the only Kona dealer in the state of OK. Last time I was at that LBS, he didn't have any Jakes on the floor, though he might have some in the back or at his other store.

    slipknot- any chance the LBS can call their 'Dale rep and track down an '09 cx in your size and still get a discount? Wouldn't hurt to ask.
    On the phone he said he was gonna call somebody and see if they have the bike I want in stock in 09 when I get up their.I guess I'll get measured for size.

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    345
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by |3iker View Post
    Goes to show how much I know about these games. hahahaha....
    I got my item here
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...STRK:MESELX:IT

  22. #22
    Guest
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Grid Reference, SK
    My Bikes
    I never learned to ride a bike. It is my deepest shame.
    Posts
    3,769
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Other ideas for trailside entertainment:

    -Camera
    -Note pad
    -A joint
    -binoculars
    -ipod
    -fishing rod
    -any combination thereof

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Montreal
    My Bikes
    Peugeot Hybrid, Minelli Hybrid
    Posts
    6,521
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Any bike you ride is way better than all the games that you dont play. So sell the games and get whatever bike you can buy. Dont forget to buy rack, mudguards, water bottle, tools and spare tubes. You can have a great time on a <$1000 bike like the Kona Jake.

  24. #24
    The Improbable Bulk Little Darwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    7,481
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I am seeing the answers I would expect on a cycling forum.

    You would have received different answers on a gaming forum.

    Good thing you asked here.
    Slow Ride Cyclists of NEPA

    People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  25. #25
    Senior Member Kimmitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Oceanside, CA
    My Bikes
    Electra Townie 3i with xtracycle, Surly Cross-Check
    Posts
    952
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm rarely $500 off a $1300 bike impatient.

    Is this your first bike? You don't really know what you like yet; it's a good idea to get something decent and used, then ride it for six months to know your mind.
    I see unexamined people. All the time. I don't think they know they're unexamined.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •