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Old 02-17-20, 07:21 PM
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GT Avalanche Comp a good deal or not?

Is this a good deal for a small mountain bike?

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...077374915.html


LINK DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE, BIKE WAS SOLD!

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Old 02-18-20, 10:04 AM
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if it's a good size for you it's not expensive. go check it out thoroughly & see how it feels!

you might check bike blue book
https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/valu...product/20921/

but ultimately, a bike is worth what a seller can get for it
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this is an entry level mountain bike from a budget company which makes respectable bikes.
Looks to be in good shape, a few years old, but cheaper than what you'll pay for a comparable new bike from GT
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Ok, I'm admitting, I'm the seller.

I have had about 10 people contact me on this through Facebook market place and Craigslist. Several trying to get me to sell for only $180 and others for some odd reason just wants to talk and do nothing else.

I just wasn't sure if I have it priced too high. Not trying to sell it here, just trying to figure out the reasonable price to sell.

My son has greatly outgrown it and money received from this, goes to a new larger sized mountain bike. A 2019 Scott Scale 970 that the LBS marked down for me to $735, originally a $1050-$1100 bike.

This LBS has sold me a new 2018 Sub Cross deeply discounted, and I'm buying a mountain bike for myself as well, a deeply discounted 2019 Aspect 920.

So some money from the GT would be helpful. That and the tax return helps out on the N+1+1+1.


Thanks for the advice!

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fwiw - I got my 2014 GT Timberline 1.0 (I think that's what it is) for $200. the seller was asking $225.

link based on "good" condition

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/valu...oduct/3051266/

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
fwiw - I got my 2014 GT Timberline 1.0 (I think that's what it is) for $200. the seller was asking $225.

link based on "good" condition

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/valu...oduct/3051266/

Thanks! I shouldn't complain, I only paid $400 for this GT Avalanche new at Performance Bikes in Gaithersburg MD 4 years ago. I'm putting the price down to $220 and will go from there.
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By now you should have been contacted by someone who says he's buying the bike for his sister, willing to pay $275 by check. He from out of town, wants you to "hold it". Then there's the guy who wants to trade some cross country skis in excellent shape plus some baseball cards and a lawnmower. Then the guy who offers $125 and starts threatening you when you say no. Oh yea, then the guy who ...
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Originally Posted by grizzly59 View Post
By now you should have been contacted by someone who says he's buying the bike for his sister, willing to pay $275 by check. He from out of town, wants you to "hold it". Then there's the guy who wants to trade some cross country skis in excellent shape plus some baseball cards and a lawnmower. Then the guy who offers $125 and starts threatening you when you say no. Oh yea, then the guy who ...
Yep! Here's the interesting one: "Man your bike reminds me of Night Rider its badass lol" Oh Boy!

I've had a guy willing to drive 6 hours from Ohio, but didn't commit to buying it. Several stated $180 (think they looked at old Bike Blue Book links) and one guy telling me if it was size large he would have bought it already. Why did he need to tell me that when the posting clearly states SMALL....if it was large, I wouldn't be selling it, but maybe upgrading it.
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IMO, just having hydraulic disk brakes pretty much means it's worth at least $200. Kind of weird to me to put "sale pending" in the ad. As a buyer I would find that a turn off. CL is IMO first come first serve. I'd only hold something for as long as it takes to drive to the meeting location and show it. If it sells before some buyer gets off work then too bad. Nobody is reliable on CL. I've had people cancel showing up after saying they were on their way.
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IMO, just having hydraulic disk brakes pretty much means it's worth at least $200. Kind of weird to me to put "sale pending" in the ad. As a buyer I would find that a turn off. CL is IMO first come first serve. I'd only hold something for as long as it takes to drive to the meeting location and show it. If it sells before some buyer gets off work then too bad. Nobody is reliable on CL. I've had people cancel showing up after saying they were on their way.
Yea, I put that on until I sold it Saturday morning. I accepted $200 just to get it sold. The guy had been negotiating with me for several days and was driving over 2 hours to meet up with me. Had I been more willing to wait till spring, when the flurry of buying a bike goes on, I more than likely could have gotten it closer to $300. And yes, had someone else piped up about paying what I initially asked for, I would have gone for the higher offer rather than $200, but had far too many people contacting me only to offer $150-$180. Oh and I sold it off Facebook Market Place. Strange, I really didn't get many people contacting me from Craigslist this time. Maybe 2 and that was it. Prior years, I put 3 bikes up for sale on Craigslist and had them all sold within 4 days and got what I wanted for them. But, that was spring time.

As for now I wanted it sold so I can make room in garage for the new Scott mountain bike for my son and whatever mountain bike for me. Still haven't chosen which one I want yet. Been testing out too many nice bikes at moment and just haven't decided yet.

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Yea, I put that on until I sold it Saturday morning. I accepted $200 just to get it sold. The guy had been negotiating with me for several days and was driving over 2 hours to meet up with me. Had I been more willing to wait till spring, when the flurry of buying a bike goes on, I more than likely could have gotten it closer to $300. And yes, had someone else piped up about paying what I initially asked for, I would have gone for the higher offer rather than $200, but had far too many people contacting me only to offer $150-$180. Oh and I sold it off Facebook Market Place. Strange, I really didn't get many people contacting me from Craigslist this time. Maybe 2 and that was it. Prior years, I put 3 bikes up for sale on Craigslist and had them all sold within 4 days and got what I wanted for them. But, that was spring time.

As for now I wanted it sold so I can make room in garage for the new Scott mountain bike for my son and whatever mountain bike for me. Still haven't chosen which one I want yet. Been testing out too many nice bikes at moment and just haven't decided yet.
I hate selling bikes for that reason, probably a reason I have so many bikes at the moment.
What was you experience on FB? I don't like the idea of people knowing my name and friends, though I really don't use it much at all.
50% off from purchase price isn't bad at all, you did okay.
Also fessing up is good karma...lol
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I hate selling bikes for that reason, probably a reason I have so many bikes at the moment.
What was you experience on FB? I don't like the idea of people knowing my name and friends, though I really don't use it much at all.
50% off from purchase price isn't bad at all, you did okay.
Also fessing up is good karma...lol
I actually liked it better. I never really knew what to expect from people when selling on Craigslist. 10 years ago, I sold a bunch of things on Craigslist, but one person didn't show up to buy the items. That night, that person did show up around 1am, trying to open my garage door and failing since I locked it with the thought someone might do this. My dog is growling, and the idiot didn't have a muffler, so I heard him like a mile away driving to my house. He gave up and never heard from him since. Since then, I refuse to give my address and only meet people in a public place.

But on Facebook, I can check the person out and see if they are legit. It's easier to tell who is phony and what area they are living in.
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Originally Posted by travbikeman View Post
I actually liked it better. I never really knew what to expect from people when selling on Craigslist. 10 years ago, I sold a bunch of things on Craigslist, but one person didn't show up to buy the items. That night, that person did show up around 1am, trying to open my garage door and failing since I locked it with the thought someone might do this. My dog is growling, and the idiot didn't have a muffler, so I heard him like a mile away driving to my house. He gave up and never heard from him since. Since then, I refuse to give my address and only meet people in a public place.

But on Facebook, I can check the person out and see if they are legit. It's easier to tell who is phony and what area they are living in.
In addition to a public place, I noticed many towns have a public trading place designated adjacent to the police station for these types of transactions. Seems like a good idea and would surely deter the CL crazies.
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