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Bike Sold!

August 23, 2009

T sold my old bike for me this weekend!   That will make reconciling August’s budget much easier — I now have to find $100 for bike stuff (and I had $42 in my “fitness” fund) instead of $300 something.

Old bike MSRP:  $350

Price paid (new) at bike store:  $259, 10% off coupon, 9.25% CA tax
Total Price Paid:  $255

Our Craigslist starting price: $300 OBO
CL selling price:  $220

We bought my new (used) bike a week ago for $250, then put about $60 into it (tires, tape).  We took it out on the bike path today (which was naturally full of pedestrians even though it says “bikes only”) for a quick ride and I like it much much better.  It’s much easier to go farther and faster.

I might even bike to work every now and then!  There are even showers available at work!  It is about 11 miles, and a lot of it would be right along the ocean — what a way to start the day!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 23, 2009 8:58 pm

    woo! way to go on selling that bike!

  2. August 24, 2009 2:16 am

    Awesome! We’re still trying to get rid of bf’s useless car. Definitely want it gone asap so it’s out of the way when it comes time to move. The last few enquiries we had fell through – feeling you on the flaky online people!

  3. August 24, 2009 10:14 am

    I get really annoyed by the pedestrians on the “bikes only” path. Especially when their kids are running around like crazy, or when they are occupying the entire width of the path by walking next to each other.

    But yay for selling your old bike so soon!

  4. August 24, 2009 5:48 pm

    Glad that you sold the bike!

    Wishing you all the best.

    Janie

  5. August 25, 2009 10:46 am

    Awesome on both selling the bike quickly and for as much as you did!

  6. August 27, 2009 7:17 am

    It’s great you got the bike sold finally, even if it was to a flake!

    I find it particularly challenging when a good friend is kind of flaky…it’s hard because, if they were reallly a good friend – wouldn’t they make time for you? Instead of pretending to make time.

  7. August 27, 2009 7:17 am

    oops, I posted that under the wrong post… sorry

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