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Old 03-24-11, 09:59 PM   #1
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Is this bike worth the price? Please Help

Im thinking about buying a 2009 Giant Yukon fx. The guy is asking 500 dollars. My question is it worth the price? its in good shape.. thx in advance
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Old 03-24-11, 10:49 PM   #2
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anyone?>
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Old 03-24-11, 10:55 PM   #3
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I think it is too much money. In fact, I think I should save you the embarrassment of having payed that much and I will drive over there and buy it instead. Tomorrow.
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Old 03-25-11, 06:15 AM   #4
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Is it this model: http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...in/2278/32120/

The above page suggests that the bike listed originally for about $900. I believe the current-year model lists for a hair over $1000. I guess I'd say $500 is in the "zone of reasonableness" if the bike is in good shape. I'd be more comfortable at $400. Used bikes make me nervous in that things can be wrong that aren't immediately obvious to someone who doesn't do a lot of mechanical work.

Also consider that most frame warranties do not transfer beyond the original purchaser. I know that's true with Gary Fisher and Specialized brands. I always factor the lack of warranty into my decision.

Good luck.
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Ya its that model. Thx for the advice
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