Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
In my opinion that is perfectly reasonable to have that deducted from the price of the bike. The main thing to remember when buying anything (especially from an eager seller) is that you HAVE the money and he WANTS the money. A very powerful tool when negotiating the price of anything. Make him an offer (reasonable of course), and if he isn't interested then leave him your name and number and tell him to let you know if he changes his mind. There are plenty of bikes out there to be had. Good luck!
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