I've been reading alot of threads lately and see that alot of people suggest getting a used bike on ebay or craig's list or whatever. this is better than an x-mart bike. i've been looking on ebay for a used hardrock, giant, or trek and can't find a decent deal at all. i don't know what you all are talking about. i see 1998 hardrocks for $250 i can get a brand new one for $300. if anything there about $50 less than a brand new bike from a lbs and thats not including shipping. i can't afford $300, i only make min. wage and i help support my family--my dad died and i don't want my mom to work 3 jobs to raise us kids, but i really don't want to buy some crappy mongoose either. are there online retailers that sell used bikes or older model new ones for about $200 or maybe a little more? or could someone point me in the direction of a good deal on ebay maybe? I'll buy anything that is decent and not completely scratched up and wrecked. I need a 16" or 17" frame.
i don't mean to be a pain but it is frustrating and i really don't have the money although when i am not in school or working i would like to try riding more, especially this summer.