I blame the internet for failing to properly convey subtle conversational cues.
Anyway... back on topic...
The 10 day weather forecast is full of favorable conditions to come see this beautiful bike in person, test ride it (with your own pedals if you prefer), and fall in love with it. If you're even just potentially seriously interested in the bike, come ride it to find out if it's "the bike" for you. I'd rather sell this locally, as it will be a better deal for everyone involved, but I will sell the bike this spring if it requires putting it on ebay starting at $0.01 with no reserve (that's the only way to sell an expensive item on ebay... so much anticipation!).
A bike just like this (same size, slightly less used, but not fully serviced) sold on ebay in December for $1900 + unspecified shipping, and a 29er demo bike from a shop just sold in February for $1725 + $130 shipping. Get a test ride and a better deal by buying locally, and save me from the hassle of packing & shipping