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Old 12-02-19, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by danmyersmn
Hey Dan, this is the wacky thread. You may want to post it here.? eBay / CraigsList finds - "Are you looking for one of these!?" Part II
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Old 12-02-19, 11:24 AM
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Ha, why be normal?
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...012345093.html

Down hill Beach cruiser - $450 (danville / san ramon)

image 1 of 5

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Nicest Bike in NYC

Souped up beyond belief.


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Old 12-02-19, 03:21 PM
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Deal of the century!!
https://budgetbicyclectr.com/1982-huffy-aero-wind-road-bicycle-58cm.html

Huffy Areo Wind - not NOS
$1999.00

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Old 12-02-19, 03:28 PM
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Wait I was wrong!
That Huffy was a deal!
This too is a real ad
https://budgetbicyclectr.com/vintage...ycle-59cm.html

1970s Vintage Custom Built Touring Bicycle 59cm




Hurry... Last One!

In stock - Ships in 3-5 Days
$34,999.00
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Old 12-02-19, 03:34 PM
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Now I know why I couldn't sell that Trek 1000, I priced it too low and hyped it too little.
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^^^^^^ That Aerowind was only $800 a couple years ago.

These prices reflect the fact that Roger runs essentially a museum. He recently bought the building adjoining the existing used "showroom" and knocked out the bricks in between. You can stop in and view some serious bike porn. But he prices a lot of them with, I'm sure, no expection of actually selling them. Maybe his zoning doesn't allow operating a "museum", so he has to put a price on every bike, just to make it "retail". Maybe it's for some insurance value purpose. All I know is, he's the richest man in overalls in South Central Wisconsin.
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Old 12-03-19, 02:28 PM
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Consider this vendor to deserve serious consideration for award of the Unrealistic Expectations Oscar





Miraculously they do not seem to charge extra for grime, scratches, incorrect fittings nor incorrect description...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Zeu...8AAOSwcL5XMA5G


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Old 12-03-19, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by juvela
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Consider this vendor to deserve serious consideration for award of the Unrealistic Expectations Oscar





Miraculously they do not seem to charge extra for grime, scratches, incorrect fittings nor incorrect description...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Zeu...8AAOSwcL5XMA5G


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Old 12-03-19, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by juvela
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Consider this vendor to deserve serious consideration for award of the Unrealistic Expectations Oscar





Miraculously they do not seem to charge extra for grime, scratches, incorrect fittings nor incorrect description...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Zeu...8AAOSwcL5XMA5G


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Hey I just thought of something...

Has anyone emailed a whacky CL seller with links to this thread poking fun at their ads?
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Old 12-03-19, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
One photo and not even of the bike. SMH

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...028339185.html
origional 3i satin graphite bicycle - $100 (emeryville)

https://images.craigslist.org/00b0b_...8_1200x900.jpg
He added a picture of the bike, but it's crappy.

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Old 12-03-19, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by NoControl
Hey I just thought of something...

Has anyone emailed a whacky CL seller with links to this thread poking fun at their ads?
To what end? I've actually contacted some about their listings out of interest (because you can't deny market value, and if they come around, great!). It's like doxing yourself.
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To what end? I've actually contacted some about their listings out of interest (because you can't deny market value, and if they come around, great!). It's like doxing yourself.
Oh man, I seriously and wholeheartedly agree. I was just curious if anyone has done it, and if its been discussed in here before. I would never do it myself. Basically, I'll take the honeybadger attitude on this.
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Originally Posted by juvela
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Consider this vendor to deserve serious consideration for award of the Unrealistic Expectations Oscar





Miraculously they do not seem to charge extra for grime, scratches, incorrect fittings nor incorrect description...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Zeu...8AAOSwcL5XMA5G


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At least the shipping is cheap and the seat is Aero and also has straps for a toolkit/tire!
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
At least the shipping is cheap and the seat is Aero and also has straps for a toolkit/tire!
Those laces are the first thing to go when you get admitted.
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
At least the shipping is cheap and the seat is Aero and also has straps for a toolkit/tire!
Me thinks yon crank arms art too long
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I guess the trick is to focus the buyer on what you see as the most attractive part of the bike

"Bianchi" for $60, still might not be a bad bike for the price

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...4067656612024/
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Originally Posted by noglider
He added a picture of the bike, but it's crappy.

The bike itself is crappy or the picture?

I like the electrical tape holding on the headbadge. That's a unique feature.
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I wish the giants would stop cross-posting in the "normal" section..


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Gosh, I am enjoying this thread immensely. The giant scooter defies explanation.
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Are Craigslist private sellers really trying to charge sales tax now?.

I've asked them if they're really going to send the sales tax to the state.... I never get a reply.
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This is how you sell a bike!


Dead on its side.
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He added a picture of the bike, but it's crappy.

but hey, its in good company!
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