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 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..."



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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?

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:32 pm

bardygrub wrote:Hairbear8850 :shock:

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

Has anyone purchased any off him :?:

Holy crap. That's a lot of money to have just sitting around.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:01 pm

Ooo I picked up an Apollo 3 but this is special...
Apollo 4 in NSW Atarmon... Anyone?
100 buy it now... Thank me later! :)

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1041703356
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:25 pm

sunho wrote:Ooo I picked up an Apollo 3 but this is special...
Apollo 4 in NSW Atarmon... Anyone?
100 buy it now... Thank me later! :)

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1041703356


That's an early one by the look. And seems quite original. I doubt it's been ridden very far.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:55 pm

Taken! I do hope someone from this forum picked it up

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

Postby find_bruce » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:00 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
bardygrub wrote:Hairbear8850 :shock:

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

Has anyone purchased any off him :?:

Holy crap. That's a lot of money to have just sitting around.

And all photographed on front of the same yellow garage door. Must be a terribly big garage :)
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