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Old 03-30-15, 11:47 AM
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I hope this isn't too far off topic...
But has anybody else noticed their local Sears store advertising on Craigslist?

Craftsman Tools!!!!



I suppose I'm a little surprised I'm not seeing more of this kind of thing, but it does seem a little desperate.

While I don't buy a lot from Sears, I do have quite a few Craftsman tools that I've picked up over time. I have been extremely disappointed that the company has begun importing most of their Craftsman branded tools, and wonder if that is taking a toll on their sales, especially as their prices aren't reflecting the move from USA to China.
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Where else are you going to find such a nice angle-iron rear rack ???

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3 antique bicycles all in working order just some rust and flat tires

And by looking at the pix (especilly the photo on the right), you can tell they were well mainained!!!!

Get my vote for dreamer of the week!
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I try to help you out, but you people.....

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I was going to say that $10 for all three seemed reasonable... then I read the actual ad
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"Potentially a lot of money to be made.." By the same logic, I'm potentially a millionaire. And you won't make it selling a knackered Hercules.
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That brown stuff is called "Patina". It makes everything more expensive!!
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Where else are you going to find such a nice angle-iron rear rack ???
...are just too hard to please! I saw a bike like those in the pix on the Nosepickers show and they said it was worth $3000! Well, no more Mr. Niceguy, I'm going to snatch up those bargains myself! So there!
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Old 03-30-15, 02:13 PM
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...are just too hard to please! I saw a bike like those in the pix on the Nosepickers show and they said it was worth $3000! Well, no more Mr. Niceguy, I'm going to snatch up those bargains myself! So there!
I'll get you next time, Dr. Okane!
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specialist handyjumper retail $1,300,00
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Old 03-30-15, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
But has anybody else noticed their local Sears store advertising on Craigslist?
Just a hunch, but by the way that ad was written, it probably wasn't Sears that posted that.

It was likely posted by someone who works in the tool department who is trying to draw in some customers.
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Old 03-30-15, 08:16 PM
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I use to own one of these, might be a good deal, dunno ...
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
I hope this isn't too far off topic...
But has anybody else noticed their local Sears store advertising on Craigslist?

I suppose I'm a little surprised I'm not seeing more of this kind of thing, but it does seem a little desperate.

While I don't buy a lot from Sears, I do have quite a few Craftsman tools that I've picked up over time. I have been extremely disappointed that the company has begun importing most of their Craftsman branded tools, and wonder if that is taking a toll on their sales, especially as their prices aren't reflecting the move from USA to China.
They closed all my local Sears stores, the closest one to me now is 30 miles away. I knew the end was near for the Sears stores when they started selling Craftsman tools at the KMart right next door to the Sears store. Craftsman tools haven't been the same for years, I have my original Craftsman ratchets I got for graduation in 1973 and a couple I bought about 5 years ago. They look the same but they sure don't feel the same and they won't warranty crap. I have rebuild kits I got in 1978 for each of my original ratchets but I think I'm going to have to use them in the new stuff instead! I started buying 2nd hand Snap-On tools, they're cheaper than new Craftsman, better quality and if I break one the Snap-On man will still honor the guarantee as long as they don't show evidence of being used by Primitive Pete.
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Originally Posted by The Pusher Man
I use to own one of these, might be a good deal, dunno ...
1987 Bianchi Limited SL
Nothing wacky about that Bianchi ad. This thread is where we post the weird, or overpriced stuff.

The thread you want to post about the good stuff that you find for sale by someone is here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...e-part-ii.html
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Old 03-30-15, 08:23 PM
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Maybe all bikes look this dejected when they're listed for sale?

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Oops, my mistake, I thought this thread was all things craigslist.
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Old 03-30-15, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by MauriceMoss
Maybe all bikes look this dejected when they're listed for sale?
He may look a little pudgy... but he is quick.

Last week he caught a Trek Alpha 1.1.

Yesterday he drug home a Specialized S-Works Tarmac which will be posted on Craigslist as soon as the handlebar tape with the bite marks is replaced.
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Old 03-31-15, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by MauriceMoss
Maybe all bikes look this dejected when they're listed for sale?

thats not a Trek it's a Peugeot
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Old 03-31-15, 04:52 AM
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Originally Posted by rgver
thats not a Trek it's a Peugeot
Pugsley?

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Old 03-31-15, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Pugsley?
We always called Peugeots, pugs
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Old 03-31-15, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by MauriceMoss
Maybe all bikes look this dejected when they're listed for sale?
He wouldn't look so dejected if only his owners had bought him the proper pet hauler.

CARGO BIKE (SINGLE SPEED) - $799 (Eugene)

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Originally Posted by brian3069
That guy is clueless. Don't Craigslisters know how to proof read and preview? And I love how they love to use the retail price when it was new.
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^ I don't think sellers listing MSRP values is so weird. It's a shorthand way of saying how good the bike was in its day. I take a bigger issue with 99% of sellers pulling that number out of their behinds. Plus I don't think they take into account how much their modifications hurt value. Case in point:

An interesting handlebar setup. Adapter to BMX bars with outward facing, past 90 degree mounted bar ends. Brake levers facing backwards.

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Wow!!!!
Alchemy at its best.

How to change an Aluminum Cannondale 2.8/3.0 into a Titanium Racing Bike.

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Wow!!!!
Alchemy at its best.

How to change an Aluminum Cannondale 2.8/3.0 into a Titanium Racing Bike.
Don't forget that it's custom too, i.e. drewed and paint stripped. That costs extra ya know..
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The estimated age of this bike might be just a tad off:

antique 1880's bicycle neeeds to be restored - $200 (belle fourche)
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Also, he should have added "might need to be chainsawed out of tree stump"!
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GREAT OFFER TODAY ONLY single speed bike with FREE pump and lock

And if I were to guess, he forgot the combination of the lock...
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