Has any one had any luck finding a decent ride in their local craigslist?
I didn't think to check eBay. The last time I was on eBay I got scammed. It left a rather sour taste in my mouth for the site all together.I've picked up some great deals on bikes for both of my kids on Craigslist. You need to know how to look a bike over before buying. You also need to be ready to act fast when you spot a good deal.
I've also had some luck selling bikes on Craigslist. I don't like the idea of having strangers come to the house, so I usually meet in public parking lot where there is room for a test ride.
I just upgraded my road bike through a great deal on eBay. You have to trust the seller's feedback, but eBay does provide protection against misrepresentations. I'm happy with my new bike, and in some ways I like buying from eBay better than Craigslist.
This is where I have trouble. I get sick of looking at over priced junk that I get discouraged and log off.Just got a 2007 Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc for my gf's daughter on Craig's list for $260.00. It's maybe been ridden half a dozen times.
There are some good deals out there once you sift through all the crap.
I'm a cheapskate, and have found great deals on everything through the years from eBay. The nice thing is that the auction format seems to help correct (but not eliminate) the number of people who think their bike is worth a gold mine, though there are still some crazy prices on some Buy It Now items.I didn't think to check eBay. The last time I was on eBay I got scammed. It left a rather sour taste in my mouth for the site all together.
I agree. On my blog I tend to suggest that most beginners would be best to buy from a LBS, if possible.Not to say good deals are not there, it would just be real, real easy for some one that didnt know bikes to get ripped off.