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Old 01-23-14, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ish
Rare Schwinn Cimarron for only $150! It was (not) Schwinn's first entry into the mountain bike marketplace!

The seller even saw one listed at $3,500! Buy it before they put some elbow grease into it and raise the price!

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/bik/4298104029.html

I might expect an Ad like this in my area, but not in Portland. Wow..
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Punctuation and finishing the paint removal might have helped sell this bike especially if they threw in the barely-used broom.

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A little optimistic pricing!

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I would demand a 90% reduction in price, just on account of "ugly".
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CL pic of the day!

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That is one fast looking bike!!
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Perhaps a little overpriced. Looks like the owner has a problem bending forks. https://www.ebay.com/itm/121220067193
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way off topic, but check this crap out.

NES Nintendo World Championship Cart RARE Torn Label 100% Authentic Adult Owned
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Originally Posted by sloar

The thread topic IS "Wacky" eBay ads but at $98, 000 and climbing with 312 bids I don't think "wacky" quite covers it!!!
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
The thread topic IS "Wacky" eBay ads but at $98, 000 and climbing with 312 bids I don't think "wacky" quite covers it!!!

unless you collect Nintendo items ......... so how much would you pay for a penny ????

Rare 1943 Penny Sells for $1 Million

https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...for-1-million/

now to be fair to the seller he only asked 5000.00 for it to start off and left it to the bidding war
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Originally Posted by muzpuf
unless you collect Nintendo items ......... so how much would you pay for a penny ????

Rare 1943 Penny Sells for $1 Million

https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...for-1-million/

now to be fair to the seller he only asked 5000.00 for it to start off and left it to the bidding war
How much would I pay for a penny? About what I'd pay for a Nintendo game, $0.01 and not a penny more.
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funny how people are different. not many people would spend the kind of money we spend on bikes. with that said, no way would i pay 98 grand on a bicycle.
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Originally Posted by sloar
funny how people are different. not many people would spend the kind of money we spend on bikes. with that said, no way would i pay 98 grand on a bicycle.

Very true. I know people who spend more on tobacco and alcohol in a year than I've spent on bicycles in the past 10 years and they think I'm wacky for "playing" with bicycles. Doesn't bother me a bit, we all have our "vices". I understand someone wanting a rare video game, I just can't understand someone willing to pay 98 Grand for one, a damaged one no less. Don't know about the rest of you but $98,000 is a LOT of money to me.
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
Very true. I know people who spend more on tobacco and alcohol in a year than I've spent on bicycles in the past 10 years and they think I'm wacky for "playing" with bicycles. Doesn't bother me a bit, we all have our "vices". I understand someone wanting a rare video game, I just can't understand someone willing to pay 98 Grand for one, a damaged one no less. Don't know about the rest of you but $98,000 is a LOT of money to me.
I could buy a WAREHOUSE full of VERY nice bikes for $98K! Every grail bike there is almost!

Wow!!!!
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On one hand, I admire this person's PSA about brake/break, which is definitely one of my pet peeves. (Duplicate ads being another pet peeve.)
On the other hand, it would be nice if this person used things like, oh, punctuation. Looks like the self-styled editor could use an editor. People in glass houses...

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/4304082790.html
Hey people: it's BRAKES, not BREAKS (Everywhere )
Doesn't anyone know how to spell anymore??
What the hell
Apparently if one person sees it spelled this way then everyone starts to spell it this way
Like I said
What the hell
Is everybody out there out there
Lets think about what we are doing here people and create a meaningful ad
And what's with all the d---heads duplicating ads**********?
Take the line "Is everybody out there out there". It would make a lot more sense with some punctuation, like thus:
Is everybody out there, out there?
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Even being a grammar snob, I'll take crap spelling and decent bike selection over the rubbish populating metro NY craigslist. If I see one more 12" girls bike for $75 I'm going to scream!
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Even being a grammar snob, I'll take crap spelling and decent bike selection over the rubbish populating metro NY craigslist. If I see one more 12" girls bike for $75 I'm going to scream!

scream away .......................

12 inch Girl's Bicycle.Like New with basket, training wheels if needed - $75 (Elyria)

Little girls bike in Like New condition. ONLY $75
Pretty pink 12 inch girls bicycle. Great for a Christmas or Birthday present!

(I will give you $5 off for a bike in trade if you have one in decent shape that I can fix or use for parts)
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Sometimes a vaguely worded ad turns up gold. I answered a local listing for "old bike parts: $50" a while back. It was an ex racer who was moving and cleaning out his spares. These were NOS and never mounted, laced, or used:


Also in the box were used Cinelli bars, a pair of barcons, 2 used NR RD's and a couple nice lightly used ultra-6 Suntour clusters. A good day. He was a nice guy who know what they were, (he was keeping his Serotta), but was moving and wanted 'em gone.
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This is one of the more interesting bikes I've seen on Craigslist. Not sure if the Excelsior is the same as the famed Excelsior motorcycles, but it is intriguing. Love that front gearbox, and the clamp on crank arm. Shimano didn't figure that out for another 50 years or so.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...282830738.html
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
I wonder if it comes with skinny jeans and an ironic mustache.
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Six months. At least.
Six months I've had to look at this stupid ad day after day after day. Can't flag it away. Nobody's going to buy it. It is condemned to an eternity in CL purgatory, never bought nor sold, and all we can do is watch it sit.

Six months.
And counting.

VHTF Schwinn Grey Ghost Krate Bike Mint in the Box - $150 (portland )




*Due to the many who have contacted me thinking this is a real bicycle you can ride..it is not..it is a Collectible Model that stands around 7" tall and 9" long...you don't want to ride on this one.....ok back to my ad: Extremely Rare Mint Grey Ghost Bicycle Mint in the box with Styro inserts and paperwork. Thanks Mark 503 484 5258 Box says 1997 Schwinn Cycling & Fitness Inc . marketed by Xonex Cleveland Ohio. Features moving crank and wheels and Stick Shifter. Beautifully Detailed Model that you would be proud to display in your office or den or library at home.
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That sucks, that model shouldn't be listed under bicycles...
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Originally Posted by jeirvine
Sometimes a vaguely worded ad turns up gold. I answered a local listing for "old bike parts: $50" a while back. It was an ex racer who was moving and cleaning out his spares. These were NOS and never mounted, laced, or used:


Also in the box were used Cinelli bars, a pair of barcons, 2 used NR RD's and a couple nice lightly used ultra-6 Suntour clusters. A good day. He was a nice guy who know what they were, (he was keeping his Serotta), but was moving and wanted 'em gone.
One of he reason i look thru ads on cl is to find this tupe of buried treasure.
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I just flagged it, perhaps we can all help. This add should be under toys/games or something.

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Six months. At least.
Six months I've had to look at this stupid ad day after day after day. Can't flag it away. Nobody's going to buy it. It is condemned to an eternity in CL purgatory, never bought nor sold, and all we can do is watch it sit.

Six months.
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VHTF Schwinn Grey Ghost Krate Bike Mint in the Box - $150 (portland )




*Due to the many who have contacted me thinking this is a real bicycle you can ride..it is not..it is a Collectible Model that stands around 7" tall and 9" long...you don't want to ride on this one.....ok back to my ad: Extremely Rare Mint Grey Ghost Bicycle Mint in the box with Styro inserts and paperwork. Thanks Mark 503 484 5258 Box says 1997 Schwinn Cycling & Fitness Inc . marketed by Xonex Cleveland Ohio. Features moving crank and wheels and Stick Shifter. Beautifully Detailed Model that you would be proud to display in your office or den or library at home.
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