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 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:01 pm

sunho wrote:royal star w 600 gear - as rare as it gets for a cheap pick up.... http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/winmalee ... 1014502816


The quick and the dead. Was picked up this morning by about 8AM, from what I can gather. They seller kindly SMS'd me to let me know, as I'd signalled interest last night.

Possibly someone here. :lol: Well done, whoever it was.
Well, no, it's not a pushbike, otherwise I'd be pushing it...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:09 pm

... and just as well some of us here don't think like the seller here

The bike was given to me, but being in the senior/retirement age bracket and not having ridden a bike for 40 or so years, I have decided that something a little less "racey" is probably better (safer!!) for me.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:29 pm

frailer5 wrote:... and just as well some of us here don't think like the seller here

The bike was given to me, but being in the senior/retirement age bracket and not having ridden a bike for 40 or so years, I have decided that something a little less "racey" is probably better (safer!!) for me.


Interesting brake levers. And any idea what that rear derailleur is? I would have guessed a Tourney or RS but there's a cut out in the body.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:57 pm

frailer5 wrote:
sunho wrote:royal star w 600 gear - as rare as it gets for a cheap pick up.... http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/winmalee ... 1014502816


The quick and the dead. Was picked up this morning by about 8AM, from what I can gather. They seller kindly SMS'd me to let me know, as I'd signalled interest last night.

Possibly someone here. :lol: Well done, whoever it was.


Geez, i hope so! :D I want to see more pictures of this thing. I would have picked it up myself if it wasnt 2 hours away!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mustang » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:07 pm

Your girlfriend/partner/wife needs this:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:45 pm

Righto, hands up who's watching this? All of us? I thought so. The guys had a few off line offers already so the jigs up. No bargain here.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321072894325 ... 1423.l2649

What is it? Flash frame, no mudguard lugs, built by Kuwahara, is it a North American model or an Apollo V?
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Postby Bobbybobson » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:49 pm

Mustang wrote:Your girlfriend/partner/wife needs this:
Lolly Vitus

That is gorgeous! WAYYYYYYY to small for me.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wal42 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:51 pm

Not moi, but maybe I should start bidding, na, don't need it, already trying to move two Repco's onto new owners, so no need to get another one. It is within 5kms of my place so if someone needs a set of eyes on it, let me know.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:57 pm

I wonder if he'd trade it for grammar tutoring?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:00 pm

Does he know size it is at least? :D
cant bid without a size!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:09 pm

Re morini » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:45 pm
"What is it? Flash frame, no mudguard lugs, built by Kuwahara,"
See my post
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:50 pm
"I'm looking at a bike on Flea Bay...possibly the 1986/87 third unicorn."
=>> Australian Model I have the catalogue.

So the answer is me.

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Postby Kermit TF » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:16 pm

My guess is that apollo is a 1986 model... It has a model name on the toptube ..."alternative" , Id love to know who came up with these silly names :?
Its not an import nor a "V"....just a well spec'd Apollo nevertheless.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wal42 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:28 pm

If I go to look at it, I guess I'd better put forward my appreciation on it, I sort of value it at around $150, that'd be about my max bid if I was trying to buy it, $75 for the frame & $75 for the gruppo, so if you ask my opinion, then that's where I would be on it, that way anybody can work out if I say to them, yes it's ok or no it's a heap.

And yes, someone has already approached me, so be aware if you haven't bidded on it & decide to do so, you could very well be bidding against a fellow forum member.


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

Postby Crowz » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:14 pm



Beautiful bike but has been re-listed a number of times, meaning the owner knows its value (or won't sell it for cheap). No chance of it going cheap.
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Postby Rob74 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:52 pm

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

Postby tripstobaltimore » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:26 am

This has flagged my interest...

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem ... 3913387919

Might place a sneaky last minute bid if it doesnt get any interest. Not worth too much more imho.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:29 am

v nice, top tube needs a thorough clean
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:42 am

missed out on the gara pinny? not to worry, an slx in melb. get. on. it.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/170992916985 ... 520wt_1271


dont know how much quality there is here, but might be worth someone's while for 20
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/avalon/b ... 1014573537
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby tripstobaltimore » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:14 am

sunho wrote:v nice, top tube needs a thorough clean


haha yeah that was ugly
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:56 am



Missed a gold one of these near Forrest Lake two weeks ago for $25. I wonder who got it?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:04 am

Dan wrote:BY NO MEANS JUNK. In fact, its the nicest frameset I've seen in a long time.

We need a popcorn thread.


Went extremely cheaply. If I hadn't bought a frame earlier in the day I'd have been on it. I lie - I thought it was going to top out at double that, and wouldn't have even bought in. Someone got the bargain of the month.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:11 am

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

Postby sunho » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:13 am

grantw wrote:Is this bent or just odd?


"Size: top tube c/c 48cm, seat tube c/c 48 cm. Note top tube bent on photo #11- Frank Conceicao trade mark" - the seller's description
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:36 am

sunho wrote:Note top tube bent on photo #11- Frank Conceicao trade mark" - the seller's description

Yes, plausible, need to scroll down
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