I've been trying to sell this bike online but I haven't gotten many responses to my ad.
How long ago did you post the ad?
I posted it a few weeks ago, maybe I should upload some pictures.
I always put up pics with my ads and I get a lot of responses.
What kind of stuff have you sold on here in the past?
I sold my old couch which was great because the guy came to pick it up.
I wanted to sell my bike online because so many different people log on to this site.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket though...
...because people can be really flaky.
Why do you want to get rid of your bike anyway?
I don't ride it much anymore but it's still in really good condition.
What's your asking price for such a nice bike?
In the ad I put $300 but I might go lower if they're willing to pick the bike up.
Let's upload some pics right now and repost your ad.
I think a lot more people will be interested when they see your bike.
You should point out its striking color scheme in your posting description.
Maybe we shouldn't overdo it with the description, the bike is grey.
Look, you have a couple new emails from interested parties already.
That's weird, this guy lives in Utah and wants to buy the bike.
He must've clicked on the wrong link.
If the price is right maybe he'll drive out here to get the bike.
I dunno, it seems like a scam since he's so far away.
He might try to get me to ship the bike all the way to Utah but not pay me.
Here's another interested party who lives pretty close.
I'll give her a call as soon as I know when I can show her the bike.
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