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    Heads up on a medium '08 XCL frame on ebay

    It's now 10 am MST, the auction is up in about an hour. I already have two great bikes. I've always wanted to try an XCL but right now I don't need another but if I was looking...check out this link. I'm not affiliated with this seller and I cannot believe there's been no bids yet.

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    My finger was posed over "Bid now" in that last few minutes, thinking surely someone would pick up this deal for $700. But, like I said, I have two great bikes all dialed in that I'm happy with. If I had no bikes I would have gotten that frame. Why do you suppose nobody wanted to grab this steal of a deal?
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    Well for one - we really don't like to see stuff sold over Ebay for many reasons - but mostly warranty related. I have had calls where people have said I bought my bike on Ebay only to find "this" or "that" problem - which ends up costing a good deal amount to fix and maybe would have been better off buying new or from someone local where you can inspect and test ride the bike first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    Well for one - we really don't like to see stuff sold over Ebay for many reasons - but mostly warranty related. I have had calls where people have said I bought my bike on Ebay only to find "this" or "that" problem - which ends up costing a good deal amount to fix and maybe would have been better off buying new or from someone local where you can inspect and test ride the bike first.
    I'd have to disagree with you Alan. A chance to pick up an "immaculate" XCL frame for half the suggested retail is too good to pass up. Most of us don't have the opportunity to purchase locally, so a test ride or inspection is impossible.

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    Understood -- hope you had a good thanksgiving Dave.
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    Plus, a thriving resale market means a thriving new bike sale market (at least for those of us that like to have new stuff all the time...).

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    haha ... i guess i'm outnumbered on this one -
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    I buy frames off ebay all the time

    Sometimes new,sometimes slightly used, sometimes I get frames at retail stores. I've never been stiffed in any way so I don't have any qualms about buying "used".

    I was really close to getting an '08 XCL when they first came out in I guess late '07. Really, it was just a flip of a coin. Concerning this particular one I just couldn't bring myself to add a third bike to my stable as I don't want to get rid of the ones I have. And I'll repeat, I can't believe someone wouldn't want to pick up that obviously clean '08 from that outdoor store in Montana.

    I guess the question is, for the Chumba faithful is there some other model coming out, a newer better XCL and peeps want to wait. Is it the economy? I mean, that frame was $700 and nearly new. That can't possibly be what that frame is really worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    haha ... i guess i'm outnumbered on this one -
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    Understood -- hope you had a good thanksgiving Dave.
    Thanks Alan, you too.

    xcguy "Sometimes new,sometimes slightly used, sometimes I get frames at retail stores. I've never been stiffed in any way so I don't have any qualms about buying "used".

    Same here. I bough an absolutely mint Intense Tracer frame a few years back for $340, on Ebay. Soon after I bought an XCL, so it doesn't get much use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
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