Originally Posted by Dchiefransom
How do you find these deals? I'm saving up, but have enough to have covered that.
Diligence (sp?), patience & finagaling!
...and a little LUCK!
The Tour Easy was owned by a gentleman who had aquired an ICE X2 on ebay. He and his wife had already gotten separate 'bents at the time. Once they were convinced the X2 was going to be all they needed, they decided to off the other two. The wifes EZ1 went first, for about $250. It took awhile before he decided to get rid of the TE. He mentioned to me that he decided to go ahead and sell the TE for about $650. So I JUMPED on that deal right away!
The Greenspeed GTX I got last year was posted on the LBS bulletin board for $2,900. I took the number but didn't call for about 4-5 MONTHS. Odd, he still had it when I finally DID call. So we haggled and he went down to FINAL OFFER of $1,900! I ended up giving him 2 grand even, cuz it was a nice round number.
The story I got was that he had purchased it for his son for college. I guess he didn't ASK his son before hand. And kids these days are either TOTALLY into it (probably LESS than 5%) OR....
Wouldn't be caught DEAD anywhere near such a contraption!!!
Guess his son was the latter.
FINE BY ME!!!!!!!!! I'm not gonna ask questions! Just pay & GO!
And I'm certain it wasn't HOT, as the seller is a local POLICE SGT!!
Good luck & keep saving.
One of my favorite sayings is...READY MONEY!!
If I come across any duplicate bents, I'll let you know!