PENSACOLA, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) — A Florida man who rode his bicycle to an estate sale said the $450 bike was mistakenly sold for $5 while he was inside.
Jim Rodney, 56, of Pensacola, said he parked his bicycle outside the estate sale Saturday and emerged to discover his bike had accidentally been sold by a family member handling the sale while haggling over a different bike, the Pensacola News Journal reported Tuesday.
Rodney said organizers of the estate sale offered him $100 for the loss of his 27-inch, 21-speed Schwinn Super Sport.
“I thanked them, but I told them that that wouldn’t help me get my bicycle back,” Rodney said.
“I’m hoping that the person who bought the bike will see this and realize that a mistake was made and have the kind-enough heart to get it back to me,” Rodney said.