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 Mustang » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:12 am

Mustang wrote:Another 5 Star 57cm

This sold for $305.00 :shock: , I opened the bid even though it wasn't my size, Have I missed something ? dropouts?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:27 am

Non original paint, no decals, looks like the drive side rear dropout has been hit with an angle grinder, but it is a 5 star Malvern Star. Monetary value is a very subjective thing.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:49 am

Dunno about the grinder bit. Derailleur hangers are not often found on Aussie made frames from that period.

But yeah, value is certainly subjective. I'm surprised it went so cheaply, given the crazy money I've seen these things fetch in the past. Also agree that the paintjob devalues it significantly.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:08 am

The grinder mark looks pretty obvious, you can see where the cut is not parallel to the dropout. It should look something like the one in this link
http://picasaweb.google.com/10435160856 ... 8230527698
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:13 am

Sorry, I missed the close-up photo of the dropout. It definitely has been hit with something. By a blind person, apparently.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:12 pm

What's the price of scrap metal at the moment? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bulk-Lot-Mou ... 35bfee8a48
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:51 pm

$66 a bike? Nah i'll pass, even with that "Megabike Invader" amongst them :) .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:31 pm

Check out this polished turd, visp or similar frame http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gawler/b ... 1007001469
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:10 pm

$1,000?!

"only the best parts....Tektro brakes" :roll: . I mean i have tektro calipers and levers on my single speed but they're hardly 'the best'.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:35 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Tektro brakes


Off topic, but i really like the feel of the tektros. Can't go wrong for $25 a pop or whatever they are. But yes, $1000 o_O
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:00 am

I don't know this guy, but "nixbikes" on ebay seems to have some nice rides ranging from old 1970s Raleigh Grand Prix & 1980 Gitane road racers
for a pretty competitive price!

I was going to head down for a test ride.
Anyone else seen these bikes?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:40 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:Check out this polished turd, visp or similar frame http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gawler/b ... 1007001469


:shock: I believe this is the first time I've ever seen mudguards and a rack on a Tarck Bike. Is this the new Aerospoke? I will be carefully watching the hipsters in my area for the inevitable uptake.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:18 pm

sunho wrote:I don't know this guy, but "nixbikes" on ebay seems to have some nice rides ranging from old 1970s Raleigh Grand Prix & 1980 Gitane road racers
for a pretty competitive price!

I was going to head down for a test ride.
Anyone else seen these bikes?


I'm going to call this and say if you want to sell your stuff, post it in the marketplace rather than sending us off to your eBay sales. I may be wrong, but I don't think I am, somehow.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:11 pm

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melville ... 1006689337
Epic retro bike Looks sick. Gets all the lady's .. $450


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

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:32 pm

sunho wrote:I don't know this guy, but "nixbikes" on ebay seems to have some nice rides ranging from old 1970s Raleigh Grand Prix & 1980 Gitane road racers
for a pretty competitive price!

I was going to head down for a test ride.
Anyone else seen these bikes?


PFFFT, if he's the guy who is pedlin this abomination
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Classic-Vint ... 2c6846ff71 than kick him in the nuts when you are there. Total F'n retard.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:43 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:
sunho wrote:I don't know this guy, but "nixbikes" on ebay seems to have some nice rides ranging from old 1970s Raleigh Grand Prix & 1980 Gitane road racers
for a pretty competitive price!

I was going to head down for a test ride.
Anyone else seen these bikes?


PFFFT, if he's the guy who is pedlin this abomination
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Classic-Vint ... 2c6846ff71 than kick him in the nuts when you are there. Total F'n retard.


I think the decimal point in that particular listing is off by at least two places...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:01 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:
sunho wrote:I was going to head down for a test ride.

PFFFT, if he's the guy who is pedlin this abomination
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Classic-Vint ... 2c6846ff71 than kick him in the nuts when you are there. Total F'n retard.

Yeah, kick him in the nuts twice. "Abomination" doesn't even begin to describe the ugliness of that thing. It's a hastily cobbled up collection of cheap rubbish.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:07 pm

that said, I've got more than the $29.00 I paid worth's of value out of my Shun single speed crankset.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:21 pm

+1 on shun cranks, but they have no place on that skidstar, especially not at $1,500. And drop bars :evil: .

As for $450 for a Repco Traveller to 'get all the ladies'....
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:36 pm

This seriously wants to make me put (passable) rubber on Ricky Ricardo and set him off at $500 Buy it Now. Madness. What next - cats and dogs living together in harmony? Sheesh...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:51 am

Well I honestly thought the Raleigh was alright.
Lucky for me I picked up a newer shogun katana (not the ones made in Japan) and but in Great condition for sub100.

Ebay is so hard to find anything that is good value. Most of them seem to be good scalpers who want to rip you off or pretend to know nothing about bikes.

And no, I'm not nixbikes, and in no way related to him!

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:50 am

Im actually beginning to think prices are starting to drop on eBay. I seem to be picking up things for less and the stuff I sell seems to go for less what I was getting 18-24 months ago.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:02 am

I agree. (Having just bought something off Scott on ebay two days ago) The better end stuff, like Campag, seems to be much cheaper than it was a year ago.
Maybe all the collectors have finished their various restorations and rebuilds and it's just a lull in proceedings? I might actually be able to buy some now.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:48 am

Well as a seller, i can say with some confidence that the market is absolutely dead, i've found it all but impossible to sell stuff at any price, let alone what i think is reasonable.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:15 am

ldrcycles wrote:Well as a seller, i can say with some confidence that the market is absolutely dead, i've found it all but impossible to sell stuff at any price, let alone what i think is reasonable.


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