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cheap bicycle basket holder? General store? Argos?

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cheap bicycle basket holder? General store? Argos?

Hi, please, where do I find a cheap bicycle basket holder?

And also something like a general store?

Something to buy a home utensils, like for example clothes drier or pegs or baskets and such?

Is there anything like Argos in Amsterdam? Place where you can get anything cheap?

I am based right smack in the center near to the central station...

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1. Re: cheap bicycle basket holder? General store? Argos?

Xenos, Halfords, or Action should have what you're after.

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2. Re: cheap bicycle basket holder? General store? Argos?

For a bike basket holder go to a bike repair shop. For example Het Singel is a good one (not the cheapest though).

For home stuff try HEMA, Blokker, Xenos... Just find them in Google Maps.

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3. Re: cheap bicycle basket holder? General store? Argos?

Excellent, thanks very much!

Would you possibly know about some flee market with bike parts, where one could get such basket second hand, or is there something like eBay in Holland to look for it there? In English? Please?

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4. Re: cheap bicycle basket holder? General store? Argos?

Some chance for these parts at Waterlooplein FLEA market ('flee' is quite a different thing :-). And martkplaats.nl, a daughter of ebay, has the odd English-language advert too.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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5. Re: cheap bicycle basket holder? General store? Argos?

There's a flea market of sorts at the Waterlooplein but don't think I have ever seen bike parts there. There's a couple of bike stalls on the Albert Cuyp, maybe on the Dappermarkt too. I use one of the crates that Albert Heijn bring home deliveries in. They fold down flat when you are not using them and I just got some bungy cord from my local bike shopand use that to hold it on. You can get loads in them.

Zwarte Fietsplan bike shops are quite good. If you sign up for their "loyalty" card then you get a 10% discount off accessories and repairs.

For bike shops I would go outside the centre to cheaper parts of town. Maybe the Kinkerstraat. There's also an Action store there which sells cheap everything http://www.action.nl/ .

E-bay does not exist here. Marktplaats is an e-bay of sorts but in Dutch. If you are looking for a lot of kitchen stuff then maybe a trip to Ikea. You can get to the one in Haarlem by train easily or at the Arena.

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6. Re: cheap bicycle basket holder? General store? Argos?

Lovely thank you. It would be great if I could find some sexy old basket for my GF oma fiets...

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7. Re: cheap bicycle basket holder? General store? Argos?

nighttours.com/amsterdam/gayguide/argos.html

Anything like Argos in Amsterdam?

I believe you are in luck

Click on the link above

Enjoy yourself

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8. Re: cheap bicycle basket holder? General store? Argos?

LOL John I don't quite think that is what the OP wnated but funny anyway.

Argos - closet would be Kijkshop http://www.kijkshop.nl/

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9. Re: cheap bicycle basket holder? General store? Argos?

eBay of course does exist here (check out their dutch version at www.ebay.nl ), but isn't used very much. Its local counterpart is Marktplaats.nl - which is (often but not always) free for both seller and buyer. It was so successful that eBay bought it in 2004.

Note that Marktplaats only establishes contact between seller and buyer - there are no "grading" mechanisms ar anything like that. So Marktplaats is often used by all kinds of scammers, con artists, etc.

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10. Re: cheap bicycle basket holder? General store? Argos?

oh, yes, I have actually managed to find this one on my own. Thank you.

Love me some gays! ;)