Friday, August 1, 2008
My Raleigh Sprite has been sold out from under me! According to the seller, there was only one other inquirer about the bike. The potential buyer contacted her solely through e-mail which made her think that he wasn't sure about purchasing the bike. She seemed relieved when I made plans with her to purchase the Sprite and removed her ad from Craigslist almost immediately. I thought it was a done deal. It turns out that the other interested party called today with an offer to buy the bike for her original $75 asking price. She called to tell me that he came by while she was out and gave her husband $80 for the bike. She said that he fixes up bikes and lives in Atlanta so maybe I could buy the bike from him, but I know that he's going to ask a lot more than $80 for that bike once he's through with it. So there it is: no Raleigh Sprite for me. I'll have to keep on looking for my dream bike.