I've been looking for a set of red or green Cheap Tricks for years, YEARS I tell ya. Every time a set (in any color) popped up on Evilbay, the price went through the roof or I forgot when it ended, or something stupid (like work) got in the way. Anyway, these popped up while I was at my parents over the holidays, and since I had some Xmas money in my pocket I decided there was no way I would get sniped. I think my max bid was $350 .
With 3 minutes left in the auction my dad's internet connection took a dive and I freaked, but it came back up with 40 seconds left and I managed to get my bid in with seconds to go. Yay!
The Drama, Part II:
The seller is in Quebec, so he ships it Canada Post. I ship things to Canada via USPS all the time, so no big deal, right? 4 weeks and several emails later, the brakes are lost in space (or probably somewhere in North Dakota). Earlier tonight the seller sent me an email begging me to give it one more week. I reluctantly agreed, though by now I had completely given up hope. In fact, I even bought ANOTHER set of (used) Cheap Tricks off Ebay last week, thinking these were toast. "C'est la vie".
The Happy Ending:
40 minutes later I walk in my front door, and there on the steps is a suspiciously bottle-shaped package with French words on it . As the Pope (or some dude) once said, "Patience is a virtue". I don't know what I'm going to do with the other set now...:
Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups
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