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Old 05-28-10, 07:55 PM
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I donated my uber custom 72 Schwinn Continental that I put waaaaaayyyyy too much money into a few years ago (it was beautiful though) to our youth ministries auction a couple of weeks ago. It went for a lot less than I hoped it would but it was out of my hands. The new owner as I was told was very ecstatic on his good fortune. I guess he had one as a kid and had been looking for a nice example. He sure got one and it helped raise over $40,000.00 to help fund the youth ministries for the next two years. Not too bad and the bike went to someone that will appreciate it. I wasn't riding it and hated to see it sit in the garage. Funny thing is it didn't really bother me to see it go.
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Old 05-28-10, 09:01 PM
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Giving it away is always the best deal, especially when the giving is for a good cause.
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Old 05-28-10, 09:41 PM
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you must have a clear mind. i'm jealous.
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I once went into LBS, where he was replacing tires/tubes and tuning a pair of Panasonic Tourist 10's, nice matched his/hers set. Hers had zero miles, his had maybe 50, plus 30 years of attic storage. I offered him $75 each, he called the owners, they declined. Owners said it was for the church youth auction, at the church I attended before I moved away.

I contacted a friend to bid for me, as I was at Relay for Life. First bike, I won for $35. Second bike was going for $45, to me, and I told him via the cell phone to bid $115. It sold, and everyone asked why the heck I paid $150 for two bikes I could have had for $80.

My intention was to pay $150 for the bikes. Since the owners declined my $150, they'd have felt pretty awful having turned down $150 and then seeing them bring $80 for the youth. I think the repair bill was $88. They sent me a nice note. The kids got $150. I got two cool bikes, which I should have kept, but sold for $125 each.

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