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Old 05-28-13, 08:45 PM
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Schwinn World Sport

Hi again. There's another bike on CL, Schwinn World Sport 12 Speed, where the owner is asking $350. I was able to negotiate it to $275, but am still wondering if I'm getting ripped off.

I plan on using this bike leisurely and for errands. Please advise!
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Old 05-28-13, 09:21 PM
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Way overpriced IMHO. Worth about one half of your negotiated price.
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Yes, you are getting (totally) ripped off. That's a $25 bike in Chicago.

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Send the seller an email letting him know he has a decimal off.
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+1 seller is delusional, sold an identical bike in perfect shape for $120 and felt lucky to get it.
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$10 bke in central WI.
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Thanks all. I ended up backing out of this! Finding bikes on CL is sure tricky.
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Originally Posted by cd19 View Post
Thanks all. I ended up backing out of this! Finding bikes on CL is sure tricky.
Not really, no different than finding a used car, an apartment, a house, or whatever. Its just the stakes are A LOT smaller! Good chance to improve your skills as a consumer. I've made a lot of bad deals over the years, most were due to me knowing a lot less than the seller. I still make mistakes for sure, but at least I make fewer of them.

Get knowledgeable, or get taken.
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Well for the OP purposes it is not the bike that is the issue these make great bikes for the casual rider. The issue is the price for a basic step through womens bike in good rideable condition $100-150 is more the reasonable price range. Also if you want stepthrough for light use consider looking at some 3speeds you can get fairly nice ones for around $100 in most markets.
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