I recently bought a higher end Bike from an out of town CL seller. Having no one locally in that city (1500 miles away) to check out the bike pre-purchase, I contracted the services of a young lady running an errand service. Her husband was a BMW Tech and accompanied her to examine the Bike brfore I made the purchase. . He checked the Gears out and general overall condition of the Bike and based on his opinion, I bought the Bike. They then delivered the Bike to a Bike shop in that city of my choice who dis-assembled and boxed it and then took it to a nearby UPS Drop Center for shipping. A few days later the Bike arrived without a Hitch and in good shape. I was very satisfied with this method in which I bought this Bike from an out of town CL Seller and would recommend it to others. The Errand service raised the price of the Bike approx $100 but was well worth it as I received a very nice Bike at a good price. FWIW, I posted an Ad here on BF for someone in that city to check out the Bike for me but got no responders.
BTW having sold Bikes on eBay and CL locally, I can verify personally I had nothing to hide on my sales and never once had a complaint from a buyer who purchased a bike from me. Some sellers may have a hidden agenda...But not all
Last edited by miamimike; 04-14-10 at 01:43 PM.