Police Auction soon

Re: Police Auction soon

Postby SquareWheels » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:51 pm

To anyone who may be interested. I went down and looked at the bikes and the one I was wanting to check out. Unfortunately it was a small but....

its a Giant Defy 2 2012.
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Some rust on the chain and the RD wasn't attached properly. I cant tell if it was snapped etc. As mentioned it is the small though. Apart from that I would say that the bike is in excellent condition considering.
Not knowing how much bikes go for at the auctions but it might be possible to get a real bargain here. There are loads of bikes (mostly junky) and if it was the next size up I would be all over it hoping to get it sub $150.0

If you are interested it is Lot 150

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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:45 am

Went and had a look with J4HBT about 3pm, pretty much what I expected. A lot of junk with one or two curiosities. The ex-WA Police MTBs probably the most interesting. 10-12 individual bikes in various states of mongrelisation, Mixture of midrange components, with hydraulic brakes Hayes & Shimano. One lot of about 6 Police bikes plastic wrapped on a pallet. We thought this sorry lot was the wrecking pile of donors for the other lot before they were retired. Purportedly Diamondback & Specialized frames.

Got a few lot numbers scribbled down and my limits set for this morning.
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby Killswitch » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:48 pm

I'm glad I didn't go down now, I was planning to buy the Defi for the Mrs but it would be too small. Be interesting to know what it sells for.

Did anyone end up going down?
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby SquareWheels » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:27 pm

Killswitch wrote:Be interesting to know what it sells for.


yeah me to. I considered trying to grab it just to resell on gumtree :twisted:
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby uglybob » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:30 pm

i had an absentee bid on that Specialized P2 (lot 82) - no email yet to let me know if i won or not!
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:23 pm

Well, I feel a bit better as a discerning scab now. Most stuff went for what I considered way too much. These sort of auctions bring all of the bugs, slugs & oppurtunists out of the woodwork. Some obviously a lot less informed than others.

The Defy went for $400. Considering you'd probably have to spend about another $100 or so on new parts (or parts & labour if you're not so handy yourself) You'd be better off getting newie from a LBS with a similar level of componetry for not much more AND some sort of warranty.
The Birdy Folder went for $180.
A couple of the half decent kids/teenagers trials bikes upwards of $200-300

Each of the ex Police MTBs went for an average of $120-150. I would'nt have paid more than about $50 for one of 'em.
The pallet of busted up Police MTBs went for $400.

My favourite was the Triax (K-Mart) racer going for $275. I recall seeing them new for $120. There was a guy in front of me bidding on it. I was so tempted to tap him on the shoulder to let him know.

Anyway, it was interesting exercise.
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby eldavo » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:51 pm

Was that a white birdie with Alivio RD?
There was one such one on Gumtree for ages for a hefty amount, $700-800 that didn't seem to sell.
IIRC it was in Balga so wonder if the same then they got broken into :(
edit: OK not the one unless resprayed pale blue =D
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:27 pm

eldavo wrote:Was that a white birdie with Alivio RD?


Nah, it was a pale-ish blue one. It didn't look particularly used per se, just a bit neglected.
Just4tehhalibut may be able to answer more specific questions about it than I could.
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby SquareWheels » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:10 pm

HappyHumber wrote:The Defy went for $400.

My favourite was the Triax (K-Mart) racer going for $275.


Yikes $400 is crazy. I am glad it was to small otherwise i would have had to have made a wasted trip today.

LOL on the Triax. A mate of mine found one in the kerb collections and gave it to me thinking I would want it. Didn't have the heart to tell him it was a piece-o-junk. Hmm maybe I can get several hundred $ for it :mrgreen:
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby Killswitch » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:44 pm

Wow. Blown away by some people at these auctions, I guess it happens at all of them.

I regularly put in generous absentee bids on other auctions, and out of approximately 40-50 bids over the last 2 years, I have won 3 items.

Good to know the Triax is going to a good home with Huffys, and a butch of new Repcos. Obviously a K-mart collector. :D
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:00 pm

I registered as a buyer when inspecting later in the day on Tuesday and was having a laugh with one of office ladies. I said "I bet you get some wierdos coming through here, don't you?" She said "Yeah, the Police auctions tend to bring out some of the best."

I think its some sort of bottom-feeder circle of life thing. Seized from .... only to be later bought back by ... ?

I wonder if PC Moody is pumping the pedals on a 29er these days?
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby MarkG » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:10 pm

Probably like the nut jobs who buy scavenger passes from the tip.
My God that was an experience!
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby just4tehhalibut » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:37 pm

Not quite a policw auction but tomorrow there's the Australia Post unclaimed goods auction in Maylands opposite the train station. Item 317 which you can view on page 14 of the gallery is a hardshell bike case http://www.auctions.com.au/auctions/2013/04/13/australia-post-unclaimed-goods-auction/gallery/24/381/7
The rest of the auction appears to be footie memorabilia, DVDs, books, printers and assorted car parts.
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby just4tehhalibut » Tue May 07, 2013 10:01 pm

Another auction on tomorrow http://www.auctions.com.au/auctions/2013/05/08/wa-police-unclaimed-and-forfeited-property-auction/gallery
The usual BSOs, even a motorised MTB, a Giant Defy, some decent Merida, Cannondale, Avanti road and MTB bikes. Be prepared to bid $100 above your sense of sensibility.
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby Killswitch » Wed May 08, 2013 2:24 pm

Did anyone go down?
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby eldavo » Wed May 08, 2013 2:30 pm

Only your mum ;)
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby Killswitch » Wed May 08, 2013 2:48 pm

eldavo wrote:Only your mum ;)


Oh true. Ill ask her.
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby just4tehhalibut » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:30 pm

Another auction on tomorrow, mostly BSO's but a few good road bikes. Anyone missing a nice Willier racer? (photo is on start of page 2 of the Gallery). 9am in Welshpool. Yes, your mum can go too.
I'm always checking the gallery pics because I had a bike stolen years ago, it might turn up.
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Re: Police Auction soon

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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby Roobar » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:09 pm

Next auction 26th October with a trek hard tail as the first picture

http://www.auctions.com.au/auctions/201 ... ction.html
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby just4tehhalibut » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:52 am

They don't give the full gallery of pics until the last week of the event 'though last time they only did it the day before. So check on the 25th.
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby just4tehhalibut » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:58 am

Yep they've only just updated the gallery with the full range. Anybody want (or lost) a full carbon Quintana Roo TT bike?
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:25 am

I imagine the bottom feeders will be on that like crabs on a whale carcass.

Some serious bail money will probably blown on it, I reckon.
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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby skull » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:09 am

just4tehhalibut wrote:Yep they've only just updated the gallery with the full range. Anybody want (or lost) a full carbon Quintana Roo TT bike?
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If it has gone to auction it is too late for the original owner to claim it.

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Re: Police Auction soon

Postby just4tehhalibut » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:38 pm

Another auction this Saturday. Nothing special in the bikes, a few tatty Giant roadbikes with STI, an old Klein MTB and some new brand of bike called a Vern Sta.
Sorry HappyHumber, you have a committee meeting to go to instead. The things that people volunteer for.
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