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 Dan » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:19 pm

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

Postby morini » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:08 pm

Here's a good one. Someone selling an ALDI bike stand for nearly double what they cost two months ago. Nice looking Ken Evens with Mavic starfish cranks on it. Wonder if it's for sale?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/southpor ... 013977356#
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:54 pm

Not junk: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GAZELLE-Reyn ... 500wt_1035

Is it legal to want something this much??

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

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:38 pm

morini wrote:Here's a good one. Someone selling an ALDI bike stand for nearly double what they cost two months ago. Nice looking Ken Evens with Mavic starfish cranks on it. Wonder if it's for sale?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/southpor ... 013977356#

Triple triangle frame, too! That always throws my perception of frame sizing, but going by the headtube... it'd be my ballpark sizing! :D :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:52 pm

Did you notice one of his other bikes? It might be worth a look. Big frame.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/southpor ... 1014034453
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:02 pm

morini wrote:Did you notice one of his other bikes? It might be worth a look. Big frame.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/southpor ... 1014034453


I did see that, yeah. I was just dreaming though with earlier comment.... I'm in Perth and not really in the market. Just have a soft spot for Big Kens.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:50 pm

Rob74 wrote:
Overpriced Dunga

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That got $450?! Why does that never happen to me!?! :evil:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:23 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
Rob74 wrote:
Overpriced Dunga

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That got $450?! Why does that never happen to me!?! :evil:


In the eye of the beholder, and luck as to number of bidders on the day/week. Not that it's not a 'nice bike', but I just can't see $450 in it. But, a completely subjective opinion. :|
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:36 pm

I doubt any bike with stem shifters and suicide levers is really worth $450. I'm just jealous :P .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:43 pm

ldrcycles wrote:I doubt any bike with stem shifters and suicide levers is really worth $450. I'm just jealous :P .


probably like me... would have trouble sleeping. :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:53 pm

I'm with you lot. I've never been so lucky. I once sold a frame for $180, a little Hoffy made from Columbus tubing with Nervex lugs. The guy on sold it for $500 odd!!!!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:14 am

This one made me :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby HappyHumber » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:12 am

im_no_pro wrote:This one made me :lol:
... with the exception of 1 scratch as per picture - caused by bike rake slippage.
Say What? Is that meant to sound more or less an innocuous thing?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:53 am

HappyHumber wrote:
im_no_pro wrote:This one made me :lol:
... with the exception of 1 scratch as per picture - caused by bike rake slippage.
WT?? Is that meant to sound more or less an innocuous thing?

It's as though the identical scratch caused by some lowlife keying it when locked up in town would be worse. The buyer does want to know if it's scratched, but the intent and where it occurred are a bit boring.
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Postby HappyHumber » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:06 pm

I suppose it could be a typo; 'bike rack slippage'
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:37 pm

hmmm this looks the goods for those after a smaller frame 54 square.

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

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:16 pm

not junk - perhaps a touch overpriced, but a nice Daccordi, nonetheless
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:34 pm

wqlava1 wrote:
HappyHumber wrote:
im_no_pro wrote:This one made me :lol:
... with the exception of 1 scratch as per picture - caused by bike rake slippage.
WT?? Is that meant to sound more or less an innocuous thing?

It's as though the identical scratch caused by some lowlife keying it when locked up in town would be worse. The buyer does want to know if it's scratched, but the intent and where it occurred are a bit boring.


It was more the price that caused me to be entertained. It wouldnt have cost that much when it was brand new.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:48 pm

Dan wrote:not junk - perhaps a touch overpriced, but a nice Daccordi, nonetheless


I love the gel seat cover. Speaks volumes about the type of riding the bike does.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:52 pm

Dan wrote:not junk - perhaps a touch overpriced, but a nice Daccordi, nonetheless

Say What is going on with those handlebars and saddle?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:55 pm

Forget all that and just look at the frame for a second. Then smile.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:39 pm

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/150993401160 ... 1423.l2649

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

Postby HappyHumber » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:49 pm

Dan wrote:not junk - perhaps a touch overpriced, but a nice Daccordi, nonetheless
I think the guy who asks the first question is a bit of a peanut. Most of his questioning would be answered by the photos anyway. I think he's just throwing around some bike terms he read on the 'net to sound good.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:40 pm

Where do people pluck their starting prices from? Is it just wishful thinking?
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