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The Big Day

04

Jul
2013

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In The Big Day

By Gavin Bannerman

Hidden treasure

On 04, Jul 2013 | No Comments | In The Big Day | By Gavin Bannerman

It can be difficult to explain to the uninitiated what a bike swap actually is. For Pushies, I describe as like a flea market for bikes. It’s where people sell or swap their secondhand bikes and other accessories. This does the event a disservice though.It fails to acknowledge that deep human desire to discover hidden treasure, the chance of an out-and-out bargain.

Everyone has their own techniques: the quick early scan followed by in-depth analysis of possible hot spots, the end-of-the-day offer when sellers are desperate, or the buy the lot cheap and hope for some gold approach. Whatever the method, everyone loves talking up their scores at the end of the day.

We’ve also taken the step this year of putting an ATM inside the Bowls Club, just in case you really, really do need that frame.

If you’re planning to sell stuff, make sure you’re at Holland Park Bowls Club by 9:30am. Then it’s $5 for a space to hawk your wares. First in best dressed with spots. Happy treasure hunting.

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