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    Best ways to search for used bikes?

    Sorry if this is the wrong place, but I think used bikes are often the best deals. I have an usual size (as in small) and like nice bikes so it's hard to find them. I tried to set up some saved Google searches ("alerts") against mtbr and pinkbike, but I don't think they're working since if i manually search I get hits in the last week, but I've never received an email.

    So say if I'm searching for a used Mojo small out there in the world, how do I do that most effectively? Craigslist, mtbr, pinkbike, etc.

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    Pinkbike, MTBR Classified, Craigslist, Your local bike club, ebay... pretty much how I get it done. You should be open to "options" it's hard to find the "perfect" used bikes some times.

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    Whoops, I guess I did not explain myself clearly. I want to set up automated searches that email me results because as much as I love the Internet I do not have time to log into a zillion sites to do searches every day. However, Google alerts doesn't seem to work too well for me and I was wondering if there were alternatives.

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    Try SearchTempest Online Classifieds Search - All the Classifieds. One Search.. Probably can't get Pinkbike in this, but it will notify you of anything that pops up in CL and eBay. Might be able to customize to reach PB and MTBR more effectively.

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    What search query are you feeding google?

    "site:classifieds.mtbr.com ibis mojo"
    "siteinkbike.com/buysell/ ibis mojo"

    These should do the trick, you might not be pointing the query specific enough for the google alerts to be worth a damn. Might even be worth directing the query into the subfolder for complete bikes or frames depending on what you're looking for.

    Also try "site:craigslist.org ibis mojo" for craigslist searches.

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