From time to time thread appears requesting opinions on how to get a starter tandem at a reasonable price. The tandem market is so small that finding a used bike can be a frustrating and time consuming process.
Below is an example of a nice looking bike on the Craig's list in Dallas. This is a major brand tandem at what appears to be a good price. An out of town buyer could request the seller to deliver the bike to one of two good tandem shops located in the Dallas area and arrange with the shop to pay to have packed and shipped in one of the shop's surplus boxes. I have no connection to the bike or seller and the link is provided for example purposes only. Obviously there is some risk involved with with this approach so as always let the buyer beware.