It turns out guitars are in demand! The first bid came from a Mr Phillips who offered an old 20″ TV. I’m not a fan of TV and I’m pretty sure the guitar is worth more, so I said no. He then offered me a Sega Mega Drive, but I was always a Nintendo boy so I said no again.
The next day I was offered a mountain bike by a chap called Dave. This was definitely an offer that tickled my taste buds. I happened to mention the offer on Facebook, and a few hours later I was already receiving offers for a bike I didn’t even own yet! It was now 3 am in the morning, and I’d drank quite a lot of cider, but I was pretty sure this was a sign that the bike was a good idea. So I took the bull by the horns and emailed Dave to accept the offer.
On Monday night, Dave, the bike and his mum turned up on my doorstep for the trade. Dave wasn’t that young, but I was expecting someone older for some reason. He was pleased with the guitar, and the bike looked like it was a good one, although I know absolutely nothing about bikes (which is actually quite embarrassing because I used to run an online bike shop, but that’s another story). I was expecting an old rust bucket with a garish 80’s paint job, but the bike was nothing like this! Dave informed me it was a dirt jump bike. I was going to take it for a test ride, but I was wearing my slippers which I didn’t think was appropriate attire for a dirt jumps.
Neither Dave or his mum knew that they had become part of project 1p. His mum told me that she thought it was great that people still swapped things, “like the old days”. It’s nice to know that despite the ulterior motives of the project, I am in a small way inspiring people to trade the old fashion way. We had a short chat about landfills, tricycles, gardening, and double basses then they left.
So there we have it. Its a pretty cool bike, in good condition, and as always I will accept offers of cash or trade, so make me an offer! Get in touch for more info on the bike if you like.