I don't know how it is where you live. But the majority of people selling there bikes on craigslist in the Atlanta area, I swear are smoking to much crack rock!!!People think just because it says Trek or Gary Fisher, ect, they should be able to sell them for 500-1000 bucks. And what I am talking about in general, is bikes back from the 90's, some of which had ridged forks. Just because they payed that much for them 10-15 years ago, they think there still worth that.
But if you hang out on craigslist alot, deals can be found, you need to act fast to get them.