ALWAYS CHECK CRAIGSLIST FIRST.....I bought a new beach cruiser for my wife last night, the lady that was selling it had ridden it maybe 3 times and then just threw it into her garage. The tires were so new they still had the nipples on them. (stop laughing, what are you 12?) it was a 7 speed and looks like this one, minus the basket.
New, these bikes are somewhere between $175-$200...I got it for $40. I am pleased. The deals are there if you look hard enough.