Friday, December 18, 2009

Love/Hate Relationship with Craigslist

Craigslist is amazing, especially if you like bikes. Where else can you find cheap beater bikes to build into crazy frankenbikes, gently used bike parts, and good deals on reasonably nice bikes. Now this being said it can also be a royal pain in the ass for both sellers and buyers.

Currently I have too many bikes. The "bike room" at my house is a wreck so i'm culling the herd a little which means i'm doing a little Craigslist-ing. As of this morning, there is an 18 e-mail long train of communication between me an a potential buyer who seems to have a completely busy yet completely non-traditional work schedule. I hope she makes it by to get this bike today. I could really use the cash. That being said. I'm going to pass the mic to my old friend Tim who has pretty much summed the triumphs and tragedies of Craigslist bike selling up into a short (and completely true- just wait till the real VM at the end!!) video.