eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:47 am

pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:00 am

munga wrote:why did this go for only $80??

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/320992769103 ... 500wt_1414


because we didn't know about it :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:31 am

munga wrote:why did this go for only $80??

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/320992769103 ... 500wt_1414

Because it is in Europe. A good place to buy cheap bikes from.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:07 am

LG wrote:
Johnj wrote:Chater Lea chainset (3/16 by the sound of the ad), twin plate fork crown, and are those timber rims?

Quick, somebody buy it, so I can stop worrying about how I could get it to Sydney.


I'm the same, spent a fair bit of last night wondering how I could get it to Tassie. It appears to be near Ballarat. Any locals to the area want to do me a deal?


These guys are amazing. Doing a depot pickup your end helps, as well. I got a bike from Bundaberg to Sydney; very easy/inexpensive.If you sweet-talked them, the most difficult thing they'd have to do is get a castaway bike box form their LBS.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mustang » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:39 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
munga wrote:why did this go for only $80??

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/320992769103 ... 500wt_1414

Because it is in Europe. A good place to buy cheap bikes from.

I have a standard worldwide search on ebay for Vitus..this didnt show?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mustang » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:41 pm

frailer5 wrote:
LG wrote:
Johnj wrote:Chater Lea chainset (3/16 by the sound of the ad), twin plate fork crown, and are those timber rims?

Quick, somebody buy it, so I can stop worrying about how I could get it to Sydney.


I'm the same, spent a fair bit of last night wondering how I could get it to Tassie. It appears to be near Ballarat. Any locals to the area want to do me a deal?


These guys are amazing. Doing a depot pickup your end helps, as well. I got a bike from Bundaberg to Sydney; very easy/inexpensive.If you sweet-talked them, the most difficult thing they'd have to do is get a castaway bike box form their LBS.

Cheapest around
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:53 pm

I've used e-go a few times with no problems but if you google reviews on them there are a lot of unhappy people out there. I would be wary.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby vaeske » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:00 pm

i've no issues with e-go so far. lets see how they do with my golf clubs...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:38 am

LG wrote:
Johnj wrote:Chater Lea chainset (3/16 by the sound of the ad), twin plate fork crown, and are those timber rims?

Quick, somebody buy it, so I can stop worrying about how I could get it to Sydney.


I'm the same, spent a fair bit of last night wondering how I could get it to Tassie. It appears to be near Ballarat. Any locals to the area want to do me a deal?

Well I did end up trying to contact the seller to see if they'd be willing to drop it off at a freight depot, but it sold before they got back to me. I can stop worrying now too :) . I hope it was somebody here who made the purchase and can post pics once they collect it. Looks like a good buy.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:54 pm

Isn't it always the way - the fantastic looking bike in well preserved original condition is never your size - apparently the seat tube measures 55cm and the top tube 60cm

I hope this speedwell special sports goes to a good home
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/300791141800
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:46 pm

find_bruce wrote:I hope this speedwell special sports goes to a good home
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/300791141800


Just so you all know, this bike is in the suburb adjacent to mine if anyone needs me to pick it up for them (providing they buy it and pay me, of course).
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:38 pm



Vetta's rock. Pity it's only PG Oria though.
This guy was very helpful with info when I was chasing decals, and I contacted him via another forum.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby vaeske » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:26 pm

yeah he's on the forums dave...brett crombie i thinks...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:15 pm

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/norwood/ ... 1007806487

NOW THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT IT WOULD PROBABLY REQUIRE A NEW SET OF FORKS AS THEY HAVE GOT A CREASE IN THEM.NOT SURE HOW THEY GOT LIKE THAT AS THATS THE WAY I BOUGHT THE BIKE.WAS INTENDING ON FIXING BUT SELLING INSTEAD


Yeah right, hit a stationary car much??
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby brettels » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:50 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:


Vetta's rock. Pity it's only PG Oria though.
This guy was very helpful with info when I was chasing decals, and I contacted him via another forum.


vaeske wrote:yeah he's on the forums dave...brett crombie i thinks...


Its my frame......been sitting in limbo for too long and have now lost interest in it.......

Time to put the funds into something that I will complete and ride.....

Picked up a Cannondale Silk Road frame recently so that will be the new road project......

Have a number of other things listed on ebay....colnago frame (another unfinshed project) and other bits......
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:10 pm

At least 3 to many zeros on the end of this one :shock: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Porshe-vinta ... 27cbbebd6f
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:37 pm

brettels wrote:Have a number of other things listed on ebay....colnago frame (another unfinshed project) and other bits......


Less the mirage group I just bought from you ;) if that vetta was a tad smaller I'd be all over it...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby brettels » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:52 pm

diggerdantheman wrote:
brettels wrote:Have a number of other things listed on <a class="vglnk" title="Link added by VigLink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ebay.com/"><span>ebay</span></a>....colnago frame (another unfinshed project) and other bits......


Less the mirage group I just bought from you ;) if that vetta was a tad smaller I'd be all over it...


Well done.....purchased the campy group for the Vetta and even had it mounted to the frame...... that's as far as I got with it....

Frame is a tad too big for me to be comfortable.......another reason it has to go......
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:17 pm

2 x happy campers - what the interwebz are all about ;) PM me re: pickup? Oh, and let me know if you have an 8 speed cassette floating about...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:13 pm

LG wrote:At least 3 to many zeros on the end of this one :shock: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Porshe-vinta ... 27cbbebd6f


"In American picker terms, farm or barnyard fresh", um no, in american picker terms "worthless pile of old carp" perhaps. EDIT: perhaps a little harsh, but then asking $1,000 is more than just a little nuts.

As for "would look great in a glass display case", i just...i....i don't know. :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:44 pm

well this one starts at $500 and it is anything you want it to be,
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330807824588 ... 500wt_1414
seems very rare

unique (I hope)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cotterpin » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:24 pm

a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:45 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:well this one starts at $500 and it is anything you want it to be,
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330807824588 ... 500wt_1414
seems very rare

unique (I hope)


Only $500 for a one of a kind Reynolds/Columbus hybrid tubed frame!? I can't believe that hasn't been snapped up already! :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:10 pm

http://stores.ebay.com.au/Bens-Cycle-an ... 34.c0.m322

some cheap rims (not sure about postage, around $55) - i remember lots of ppl jumping on the m13II's a while back.
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