Originally Posted by dentvet
I guess it might be arrogant/presumptuous for me to feel sorry for somebody who seemed happy to sell his bike.
i had been watching the listing for the parts bike for about six weeks. the ad would be one place, disappear, then reappear another place, but i knew it had to be the same bike. the price was out of my range at first, but was gradually coming down, and i decided i better look at it.
the bike was stored outside, and snow was in the forecast...a solid week of snow. he said i was the first person to even call about the bike, much less come by to look. took him about a nano second to accept my offer.
24 hours later, 10" of snow. 20" on the week. yeah, the kid was happy to see it go. i was his one, only, and last chance. there was no regret registered on his face, only relief. he got the cash and i got a darn good parts bike.