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 frailer5 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:00 am

The cents I ignore. But you could be onto something. :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:10 am

sunho wrote:$414! $236 dollars off!

The auction finished too late!!
I find that Sunday afternoon finishes are the best buys!


Yes, I was apparently more interested in it than I thought I was :)

Odd bidding amounts have worked quite well for me at times too.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Vern Stralam » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:00 am

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

Postby cray- » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:58 am

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Nice,....... one of the few asian mass produced bikes from that era that have nice angles and half decent tubes IMHO. infinitely better than the ubiquitous repco superlite(Giants).


Auction states "Infinity" tubes, photo clearly shows Tange 900, bit of a difference but seems an honest mistake. Half decent is correct, needs a spruce up, wouldn't pay much more than a pineapple.

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cray- wrote:"Old repco cycling bike" ... "needs a bit of attention" .....that fork... :shock:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/altona-m ... 1010175163

:? You've never heard of the Repco Dogma?


You've lost me there.... #confused
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:14 am

The little Fuji is back again, at a reasonable start price:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Fuji-womens- ... cc4&_uhb=1


familyguy wrote:That Fuji has been up four or five times, coming down from $400 in very slow movements. I reckon mid-$200's is about right for that. The Cyclone parts on it were decent enough. I've learned via a few web resources that Fuji built some quality frames that flew well under the radar.

And here's the bike: http://www.classicfuji.com/ClubFuji_1986_Page.htm You can see it's basically catalogue condition, even the bar tape and straps! I don't know what the 449 refers to, but it's probably 'new price' in '86.

VALite frame info: http://www.classicfuji.com/1986_30_Fram ... 1_Page.htm & http://www.classicfuji.com/1986_31_Fram ... 2_Page.htm

The Classic Fuji website is a great resource.

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

Postby Dan » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:27 am

its the biking equivalent of those Nescafé ads ;)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:41 pm

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

Postby frailer5 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:32 pm

familyguy wrote:The little Fuji is back again, at a reasonable start price:


Yep. I've SMS'd my diminutive work colleague, who lives 1 suburb away. It would fit her to a 't'. She ignores it now at her loss, IMO. The SMSs are nearing harassment. :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:53 pm



Ebay Italia for the win.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:14 pm

grantw wrote:


Ebay Italia per la vittoria!!!!!
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Postby grantw » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:27 pm

:) I'm learning as fast as I can.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby peterk » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:55 pm

Anyone need a replacement dropout?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rarest-of-RA ... 257846d872
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:58 pm

Dan wrote:Ebay Italia per la vittoria!!!!!

Some of the stuff that guy has! :shock:

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

Postby Dan » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:04 pm

peterk wrote:Anyone need a replacement dropout?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rarest-of-RA ... 257846d872


A good shipping rate coming out of the states, though!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:08 pm

peterk wrote:Anyone need a replacement dropout?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rarest-of-RA ... 257846d872


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

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:19 pm

cray- wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:
cray- wrote:"Old repco cycling bike" ... "needs a bit of attention" .....that fork... :shock:

:? You've never heard of the Repco Dogma?


You've lost me there.... #confused


No originality in high end Italian designers these days... :wink:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:28 am

Here's something you don't see every day.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/shimano-600- ... 2325b5186e
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:32 am

no wonder shipping is so much.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:16 am

It will be mounted on a stand... and decorate a sideboard.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby RobertFrith » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:26 am

Bunch of Hetchins stuff being sold seemingly from the Hetchins household View item
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby TedDancin » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:36 am

morini wrote:Here's something you don't see every day.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/shimano-600- ... 2325b5186e


Also it's not even 600 Arabesque, it's Golden Arrow, which was a step down, the equivalent of 105 today.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:49 am

familyguy wrote:The little Fuji is back again, at a reasonable start price:


... and sold, at that reasonable start price. ...mildly---> :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:58 am

It was sure to go at that price. Didn't go to your little friend?

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

Postby frailer5 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:03 am

Sadly, no. pre-Xms budget strain. Shame; just reckon it would most likely ride very nicely...

What's the go with this DT shifter/non-aero Malvern Star in Melb.? Poorly photographed. Many sellers just don't get how important decent pics are.
Looking like a Tange decal, top of ST. (out of focus, of course). :roll:
... just because it annoys me, I've asked 'em to try and take some better close-up pics. Sadly, most who post pics like that have reached the limits of their competency. That bike is still radiating some quality vibes... :|
Suntour shift levers? (accidentally in focus).

edit: 2 more pics up. Dynalloy t/butted CroMo. Got lucky on that; the other extra pic was out of focus. :lol: CSI 'enhancement' req'd. :P
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