Best Super Discount on a Bike: Salvation Army Family Store

You’d be surprised what turns up in the discount bin at The Sal. Joe Bardi’s fiancée Heidi found a blue-green Bianchi Italian racing bike sitting in the back of the Family Store on Fourth Street N. in St. Pete. A new Bianchi goes for over a thousand bucks. The manager told Heidi he’d take $50. That wasn’t good enough for the small crowd assembled in line behind Heidi, who protested until the price was lowered to $35. Heidi put about $150 worth of work into the bike (new tires, brakes, etc.) and it’s as good as new — for less than one-fifth the price.

The Salvation Army Family Store, 5321 Fourth Street N., St. Petersburg, 727-521-4208,

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