Charles Nighbor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Is there a way to have a separate posting area for sale items
> including all above three.
The BOBish Bikes For Sale List is open to all subscribers to post to. I just do most of it. It was created to take the load off of the I-BOB list.
Craigslist is the most active site and most postings come from there. I browse maybe a dozen other sites daily and dozens more weekly. I don't typically forward eBay auction notices as the volume is huge and, since they are auctions, there is not an immediacy to the notice.
I've pissed off a few folks by outing these ads (and it does hurt as I'm a pretty sensitive guy), but I've had more people thank me as it allows them to buy a bike they might not normally have been able to locate. California is vintage bike nirvana and finding nice bikes in local papers, at garage sales, thrift stores, etc. is not uncommon. Trying to find a vintage racing bike in the "fly over" states can be a challenge. I've only found a handful of the bikes I've owned locally. The nice ones have all come from the west or east coasts.
Searching web sites for bikes is a huge time sink and I'd hate to think that I'm wasting that time (since I'm compelled to do it for some reason) by not passing along the interesting ones to my friends. Besides, by getting you all addicted to the BOBish List "filter", I can occasionally buy a bike for myself. ;-)