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 Kermit TF » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:32 pm

Rob, that white thingamajig is all over the place. The rear derailleur is worth $5.95... :cry:
It needs to be advertised as a custom rather than any numbered apollo.
Im still yet to see a correct photo of an apollo V the full aero model..
When in doubt......mumble.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:50 am

WyvernRH wrote:This is not always strictly true. I have two Paino bicycles that don't have the frame number stamped there, only on the steerer.
These are definitely Paino frames, unless someone has gone to the trouble of panto graphing the stay tops as well as faking the decals (not the same as Greg's), the paint and the patina and then selling them cheaply to me :wink:
From the stories I have heard Frank Paino was probably not the most meticulous chap with stuff that did not pertain to actually building the frames, where he was punctilious. Certainly his paint jobs varied in quality quite a lot.
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Interesting.

We should set up an appreciation thread.

Edit - have done - viewtopic.php?f=23&t=59576
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:39 pm

As a foil to the dodgy Apollos there are some beautiful old bikes on the bay at the moment- albeit mostly in france,

Routens

Captivante

Barra

Singer Mixte for $90 plus shipping
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mustang » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:31 pm

How good is the Singer for that price?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby jimmy boy » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:50 pm

Bidding for this Cinelli BMX stalled at $350 with a day or two to go.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-school-7 ... 642wt_1165

Seems like the seller got a case of the sweats and decided to pull it - reason being:

"it was only ever going to get up to 1K and for that and due to that decided to hold on to it..."

Apparently these days a thousand dollars in not enough for a second hand BMX

Word is, it might be up for sale at Pushies Galor in the near future as the seller is a regular there.

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

Postby grantw » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:47 am

Mustang wrote:How good is the Singer for that price?


It's very tempting :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby drubie » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:26 am

Who lives in WA and wants to rescue this for me?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ashfield/bicycles/tandem-bike/1010882977

I have a genuine use for it (I ride with a vision impaired guy sometimes on his tandem) - but it would cost a fortune to get it back here sadly.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby dubrat » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:36 am

jimmy boy wrote:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-school-7 ... 642wt_1165

Seems like the seller got a case of the sweats and decided to pull it - reason being:

"it was only ever going to get up to 1K and for that and due to that decided to hold on to it..."



Dreaming... Not the OG Campy Group, Not in Mint cond (like the $1000 BMX on the market) and the market in Old skool BMX is dropping faster than the market in track frames
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:30 am

drubie wrote:Who lives in WA and wants to rescue this for me?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ashfield/bicycles/tandem-bike/1010882977

I have a genuine use for it (I ride with a vision impaired guy sometimes on his tandem) - but it would cost a fortune to get it back here sadly.


Have had good experience with eGo depot to Depot is very reasonable. Only catch is willingness to pack, and take to closest Depot, at their end.
Got a bike from Bundy recently for an absolute song, freight-wise. But the sellers have to be 'nice people' to make it work. They were.


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

Postby drubie » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:40 am

frailer5 wrote:
drubie wrote:Who lives in WA and wants to rescue this for me?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ashfield/bicycles/tandem-bike/1010882977

I have a genuine use for it (I ride with a vision impaired guy sometimes on his tandem) - but it would cost a fortune to get it back here sadly.


Have had good experience with eGo depot to Depot is very reasonable.]


Thanks frailer5 - I'll look into it if I can get the seller on the phone.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:19 pm

I'd think 2 bike boxes, got from an LBS, taped together, would do it. It's a crap shoot as to whether they'd be willing/able though. :|
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby pentlandexile » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:41 pm

Mustang wrote:How good is the Singer for that price?


That is totally insane. Wonder what it will go for?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:50 pm

did anyone of you win the "Apollo IV" on ebay this evening?
I would be interested to see some better photos :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby pentlandexile » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:47 pm

Did anyone here pick up the Raleigh Twenty which just went for $95 on fleabay in Brisbane? Yes Munga I'm looking at you...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:56 pm

nah, bikes are stupid. i'm getting out.
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 feelthewheel » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:51 pm

Don't miss out on this one ...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Shim ... 1e75a17086

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ah ah aha ouch
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:16 pm

feelthewheel wrote:Don't miss out on this one ...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Shim ... 1e75a17086

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ah ah aha ouch



Ah yes the rare Shinano Rat Sh!at - I've got a couple if you need one :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bardygrub » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:44 am

Hairbear8850 :shock:

Dam he has alot of bikes for sale on ebay :!:

Has anyone purchased any off him :?:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:50 am

wow, he does have a lot of stock! i wonder if he runs a large shop and they're run-out or something else..
no idea of they're good value or not. maybe post on the general section for more experienced responses.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby jools » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:14 pm

pentlandexile wrote:Did anyone here pick up the Raleigh Twenty which just went for $95 on fleabay in Brisbane? Yes Munga I'm looking at you...


Must have been a nice one to sell for that price.. do you have the link? There was a reasonable one in melbourne that finished last night for $24
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby hitchhiker » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:33 pm

munga wrote:wow, he does have a lot of stock! i wonder if he runs a large shop and they're run-out or something else..
no idea of they're good value or not. maybe post on the general section for more experienced responses.


I bought my first road bike from him. He had a garage and a hired storage shed full of bikes and frames, most of them were lightly used bikes he imported from Japan, or so he claimed.

Was it good value? In hindsight I probably paid too much but I knew nothing about road bikes and he spent a couple of hours with me pulling out every bike he had in my price range and letting me ride them as long as I wanted. For a first time buyer the time and advice he gave me was worth the price premium I paid.

At the time I lived 10km from him so the offer of free lifetime servicing was also inviting. I moved interstate before I had the chance to try it out

And the bike I purchased has given me over 10000km of trouble free use so far
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby pentlandexile » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:25 pm

jools wrote:
pentlandexile wrote:Did anyone here pick up the Raleigh Twenty which just went for $95 on fleabay in Brisbane? Yes Munga I'm looking at you...


Must have been a nice one to sell for that price.. do you have the link? There was a reasonable one in melbourne that finished last night for $24


See what you reckon. I didn't think it was that great. Big steel rod attached and the stem is back to front. On the plus side it came with a bag.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330842481087 ... _500wt_948
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby jools » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:42 pm

thanks - i did look at that some days ago but didn't put it on the watch list - that bar is a weird addition, maybe it didn't feel solid enough without it..

this is the one in melbourne that went for $24 - can't see much difference in the condition apart from the bag on the back:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/200865402188 ... 1423.l2649

crazy queenslanders.. I might have to ship a couple of my projects up there to get the top $$$ :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:59 pm

i think the bar might have been attached so one could transport it on a bike rack.
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