Paul, If packaging is likely to be a hassle, first try Craigs list for your local area. (Works best in a large metro area.) It's free and usually local pickup. You may not get as high a price, but the hassle and risk factors are low and there are no expenses.
If that doesn't work then I'd try "Plan CR" before "Plan E".
Funny things can happen with Craigs list. A gent posted that he needed parts for a Raleigh "Twenty" folder. I let him know I had the parts he needed, so he brought the bike over to se if they would fit. As we talked we realized I was more interested in the bike than he was. So he sold it to me instead of buying my parts. Then he noticed, and fell in love with, my wife's Moulton MkIII. It's not for sale, but I have a basket case Series 2 Deluxe he may end up with.
At 10/21/2006 02:25 PM +0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>And have you considered just trying the CR list to sell it first?
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>From: Paul Cooley <email@example.com>
> Should I have a bike shop box
> > the bike, or should I just buy a bike box from the UPS store and box it
> > myself?