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I remember why I don't like selling stuff on CL

Old 01-23-17, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by clubman
'Apt natural, I have a gub...' (paraphrased, name the film without google)
This is driving me crazy. The artist I know, but I can't remember the name of the film.
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Old 01-23-17, 09:04 PM
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Hey guys!

Let's cut out the gun talk or we'll have to move this thread to P+R.
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Originally Posted by jon c.
This is driving me crazy. The artist I know, but I can't remember the name of the film.
OK clue 2. Dad said to his son, 'Son, someday this will all be yours' proudly holding up a square foot of sod

Clue 3. He grew up under the Coney Island rollercoaster. His first heist went awry when his finger got caught in the gumball machine.

Clue 4. After that, his parents wore Groucho masks in public to spare them humiliation.
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I have to confess I couldn't get it. My wife gave me a clue that worked. "It's a Steve Miller song." That did it.
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"Convicted of dancing with a mailman and marrying a horse"
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Originally Posted by jon c.
This is driving me crazy. The artist I know, but I can't remember the name of the film.

I know the movie and the be-spectacled main character but for the life of me I don't know the title --- --- refraining from google as long as I can
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Originally Posted by jon c.
I have to confess I couldn't get it. My wife gave me a clue that worked. "It's a Steve Miller song." That did it.
Batman?

No...couldn't be that.

No, wait. Take the Money and Run?
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Old 01-24-17, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by clubman
'Apt natural, I have a gub...' (paraphrased, name the film without google)
I'm guessing Woody Allen's "Take the Money and Run."

Years of lurking, and I poke out my head for this.
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Originally Posted by clubman
OK clue 2. Dad said to his son, 'Son, someday this will all be yours' proudly holding up a square foot of sod
Wrong film, that's from "Love and Death"
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Originally Posted by Rodasch
I'm guessing Woody Allen's "Take the Money and Run."

Years of lurking, and I poke out my head for this.
Gotta start somewhere. Now, how about some pix of your bikes?
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Originally Posted by Dave Cutter

My biggest complaint about CL right now.... is the lack of good C&V listings.
Yeah, wintertime Minnesota CL is pretty dismal. That's why I look in other cities when I get bored.

As a buyer, I meet the majority of people in their driveways. Other places I've bought bikes: a grocery store parking lot, a Target parking lot, outside a fire station, and a Mainstreet of Smalltown USA. I've only been invited inside once since it was so cold. While I waited for the dude to retrieve the bike (probably from a tangle of other bikes given all its scratches) I talked to his elderly mom and found out that they were from a much warmer part of the country; Texas.

Sellers seem nice. Maybe they're relieved I'm a prompt, no-hassle kind of buyer.
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Too bad he wasn't into carbon fiber - maybe you guys could have bonded.
Not sure if he was into carbon fiber but he was for sure into the resin.
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Originally Posted by Clang
Yeah, wintertime Minnesota CL is pretty dismal. That's why I look in other cities when I get bored......
My wife doesn't understand when I drive nearly 100 miles to pay big money for a nearly 20 year old bicycle. So... I limit those trips. But here I am.... mid-Midwestern winter... and no project bike.
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Old 01-24-17, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by clubman
OK clue 2. Dad said to his son, 'Son, someday this will all be yours' proudly holding up a square foot of sod

Clue 3. He grew up under the Coney Island rollercoaster. His first heist went awry when his finger got caught in the gumball machine.

Clue 4. After that, his parents wore Groucho masks in public to spare them humiliation.
Originally Posted by CO_Hoya
Wrong film, that's from "Love and Death"
If it wasn't for the sod, I would have said Sanford & Son- Fred motioning towards his property full of junk, telling Lamont that it would be his when he croaks.

I was going to say that I sure don't remember that line from Take The Money And Run. (Ha- the days when Woody Allen was funny, as opposed to perverted)
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Originally Posted by markwesti
About 5 yrs. ago I sold this bike thru CL asking $850 firm . It's a 58 cm , all this was in the ad . A buyer comes over and he is like 5 foot even .
I tell him no way is this going to fit , but he insists he wants it . I think he watched American Pickers to many times , damn he was a pain .
That's a 58cm? Maybe because it's a newish CF frame, but that looks waaaay smaller than that. I mean, I'm 5' 11" myself and will fit from a 56 to a 58cm.

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Originally Posted by CO_Hoya
Wrong film, that's from "Love and Death"
Doh!

'Nobody move or the Nose gets it'

Bananas, Sleeper, Love and Death and on and on, even What's up Tiger Lilly, classic low brow. Then he got really good.
@Stucky. I'm not here to excuse Mr Allen but he recently broke the silence about his relationship with Soon-Yi on public radio. Quite interesting and I wouldn't equate him with other guys like Polanski. They've been together for 23 years now.

OP, sorry for the total hijack but what the hey, it was slipping sideways anyway.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
That's a 58cm? Maybe because it's a newish CF frame, but that looks waaaay smaller than that. I mean, I'm 5' 11" myself and will fit from a 56 to a 58cm.

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Agreed!


That looks like a 50 or 52 from the size of the head tube.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
My brother put a hot tub with a broken pump on CL for free. As soon as he posted it, his phone started ringing. Before it was over, he gave it away to the highest "bidder" for three cases of Miller Lite.
...don't tell me, let me guess, next highest bid was four cases of Miller LIte?
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Originally Posted by clubman
Doh!

'Nobody move or the Nose gets it'

Bananas, Sleeper, Love and Death and on and on, even What's up Tiger Lilly, classic low brow. Then he got really good.
@Stucky. I'm not here to excuse Mr Allen but he recently broke the silence about his relationship with Soon-Yi on public radio. Quite interesting and I wouldn't equate him with other guys like Polanski. They've been together for 23 years now.

OP, sorry for the total hijack but what the hey, it was slipping sideways anyway.
Agreed- on all points. (I didn't hear the interview- but I wasn't even thinking of the Soon-Yi thing- but rather the content of his later movies. Yeah, Polanski was just a pedo...)

Sorry for the hi-jack too -2nd hijacker. (Or, to qupte Paul Simon: "Slip-sliding away")
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
That's a 58cm? Maybe because it's a newish CF frame, but that looks waaaay smaller than that. I mean, I'm 5' 11" myself and will fit from a 56 to a 58cm.

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I wouldn't touch that crabon feeble bike with a ten foot pole, but I'm 5'9" on a good day and would have no problem getting a leg over that [thing], at least, with a gun to my head. (oops, we were supposed to cut out the gun talk )
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frame

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Yes you are right it was a (at the time a new design ) they made the head tube really small so it looks much smaller also because of the bent TT . Got that frame from Alibaba for about $ 700 .

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I put a Trek FX on CL for a good price and a guy came by to look at it and gave me a song and dance about getting into riding and getting healthy. He bought the bike I was feeling good about helping the guy with a good deal and the next day, the bike was back on CL with a price $100 more than what I sold it to him. I don't mind him flipping the bike, I HATE selling things and am willing to sell for a bit less, but I was annoyed that he lied to me.

The second time, I put a frameset on CL and I got two responses, from two different people, that were so similar and disjointed they had to be some kind of scam so I just ignored them and let the add expire.

OTOH, I bought a 1983 mountain bike with good components for $50 on Craigslist so it's not all bad!
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Originally Posted by corwin1968
I put a Trek FX on CL for a good price and a guy came by to look at it and gave me a song and dance about getting into riding and getting healthy. He bought the bike I was feeling good about helping the guy with a good deal and the next day, the bike was back on CL with a price $100 more than what I sold it to him. I don't mind him flipping the bike, I HATE selling things and am willing to sell for a bit less, but I was annoyed that he lied to me.
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Yes - that's irritating

Occasionally people have asked me why I am looking at a 60c bike when i'm 5'9 and I tell them straight up that I was needing the parts to finish a vintage frame that fits me, --

One guy said -- "Oh -- just wondering" ---

If they were treasured family heirlooms, they wouldn't be for sale , least of all at the prices I prefer to get a CL score for
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Originally Posted by Lazyass
Holy cow. I put a bike up for sale last night. The first guy sent me an email and told me to text his mom about it for him (what?). The next guy sent an email, asked if he could send me a check in the mail and hold it for him until he gets into town. And that he hopes I'm being honest about it because he's a man of God. The third guy wants it, but doesn't know how he can pick it up because he's an hour away and doesn't have a car. He's probably hinting that I should hand deliver it to him. I'm about ready to take the ad down and keep it.
Never tried to sell a bicycle but I had similar experiences selling cars and truck. The worst are people just wanting just a "part." I politely explain that I am not a wrecking yard and it is all or nothing. Now, I just give my old cars away.
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