$750 for this???
Thread started by bentstrider
at 02.2.09 - 1:48 pm
It's a nice, undetermined make/model, 21-speed tandem I came across at the Hesperia Salvation Army while perusing old, 10-speed frames(which I didn't find).
While it appeared spotless, $750 for a used tandem like this one from a second-hand shop seemed quite excessive.
I've seen new ones going for the same and even less than this one in bike shops.
isn't there a shitty tandem in burbank at some thrift shop for $1000+? That's cool.
02.2.09 - 2:04 pm
it's gone, but it wasn't a shitty tandem, it was a Santana with lower end components.
02.2.09 - 2:20 pm
oh, i found my post in the RB's tandem thread. it was marked at $1500.
02.2.09 - 2:22 pm
Someone at that shop knows what a tandem is worth otherwise it would have been $30.
02.2.09 - 3:34 pm
Still, this is a rather, run-of-the-mill tandem that should be going for between $200-$300.
$750 is a little overpriced for a thrift shop.
02.2.09 - 5:57 pm
that thing new is $250 - $350. They probably mistakenly added a zero.
I would think $65-$75. Then again I noticed I could get pants for new at a cheaper price then the Salvation Army. If you really want a laugh regarding overpriced thrift stores go to the Santa Monica Salvation Army on 11th, i don't know what they are thinking or think the prices they charge are worth it.
02.2.09 - 7:30 pm
$750?? hell no, I'm worth at the very minimum $5,000.
02.2.09 - 7:33 pm
I bought this tandem new for $600 in 2004.
It looks similar to the one you found, Bent.
I predict they will not sell that for $750.
I found my single speed (which was fixed when I bought it) with quality components and a nice cor-mo Fuji frame in a local thrift store for $90 and I thought that was a little pricy.
Of course I bought it right away.
02.2.09 - 8:03 pm
I still think you walked away with a fortune for $90.
02.2.09 - 8:07 pm
$90 for what?
02.2.09 - 10:37 pm
Borfo YOu have no idea what a steal you got.
That area you found it is the bike buying secret of Southern California.
I can't believe I let a titanium Merlin with ultegra components @$1,000 go. I'm so kicking myself for not buying that bike. Yes it was sold in the same area.
02.3.09 - 12:08 am
sexy, remember when you and i drank too many of those margaritas that you made in the magic bullet blender at annies old place and then we rode your tandem around in the alley going like 30mph? good times. no, great times.
02.3.09 - 12:52 am
funny you show up after what I wrote.
Oh Yeah that was scary for me and totally fun. I don't drink like that these days. I need to get out and drink more. You can carry me on wolfpack on that thang if you are down. Or take your girl on it. See how much she trust you?
02.3.09 - 1:12 am
im curbing my alcoholic intake for 2009 as well. i would love to ride the tandem with either you or liz! but not on wolfpack.
02.3.09 - 9:03 am
Sexy, can you bring that bullet blender to Salton Sea?
02.3.09 - 9:10 am