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 QuangVuong » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:41 pm

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Postby tripstobaltimore » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:13 pm

Don't know if this appeals to anyone?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-sport-fitne ... 006878r250

Happy to help out shipping etc for an interstater if someone is interested. (Maybe over priced, I'm not a Malvern star guy)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby akq » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:57 pm

i see he sold it without any mention of any damage.. maybe wal42 had a valid point (but failed in the diplomatic delivery of said point)..
Yes it sold buyer was more than happy with bike and so was I with the price,it sold for about what I expected and not what the bloke on here thought it would go for.Buyer came and had a good look at it before bidding and also on pick up and was obviously clued up on what to look at
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:04 pm

more fool the buyer then..
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Postby Dan » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:21 pm

akq wrote:Buyer came and had a good look at it before bidding and also on pick up and was obviously clued up on what to look at


Did you specifically tell the buyer you knew the bike was damaged? Your bike, your sale, and all that, but that's just bad karma man.
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Postby akq » Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:30 pm

Dan I disagree that the item was damaged and after reading what the other bloke wrote I dont hold much stock with what his opinion of the bike was
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Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:14 pm

Wish I could get them posted to Australia easy, there's so much stuff in the UK its not funny !

Wonder how long it would take the mother in law to get pissed off with boxing up and sending old bikes ? :D
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Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:26 pm

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Postby Hamster » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:44 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:"Tell him he's dreaming"

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251241491302 ... 1423.l2649


More likely delusional - no way is a near bottom-end Peugeot worth anywhere near that much.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:12 pm

Hamster wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:"Tell him he's dreaming"

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251241491302 ... 1423.l2649


More likely delusional - no way is a near bottom-end Peugeot worth anywhere near that much.

I do often wonder how many of these fishing expeditions jag a result. I know ive over bid on a few (much much smaller) items of shite late on a friday night with a skin full.
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Postby munga » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:24 pm

seller could drop the price $200 a week for 3 weeks and someone will think they've snared a bargain. win/win. 8)
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Postby landscapecadmonkey » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:30 pm

munga wrote:seller could drop the price $200 a week for 3 weeks and someone will think they've snared a bargain. win/win. 8)

thats why im still (relatively) happy to be a bottom feeder, with a love of bikes, but not a fecking idea of margins and high(er) end worth or appreciation. Ignorance is often bliss :-(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:32 pm

You guys thinking what I'm thinking?
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Postby Hamster » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:37 pm

munga wrote:seller could drop the price $200 a week for 3 weeks and someone will think they've snared a bargain. win/win. 8)


The seller could drop the price by $200 a week for FIVE weeks and it still wouldn't be a bargain. IMHO it worth $150 but that's only if the seller gives it a really good clean.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:41 pm

It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest achievement of the nineteenth century.
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Postby find_bruce » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:06 pm

Hamster wrote:
munga wrote:seller could drop the price $200 a week for 3 weeks and someone will think they've snared a bargain. win/win. 8)


The seller could drop the price by $200 a week for FIVE weeks and it still wouldn't be a bargain. IMHO it worth $150 but that's only if the seller gives it a really good clean.

But it's "fully loaded"! Maybe the panniers are stuffed with cash / stolen jewelry / drugs / something else valuable :wink:
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Postby munga » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:11 am

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 munga » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:13 am

i hope rollin is watching this one

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Single-Speed ... 500wt_1414
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Postby Hamster » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:07 pm

It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest achievement of the nineteenth century.
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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:03 pm

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

Postby Typhoon Ken » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:50 pm

Hmm what to believe, the crooked 531 sticker on the seat tube or the 501 stickers on the chainstays. I'm pretty sure they came out with 501 tubeset.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261182032955?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:30 pm

Typhoon Ken wrote:Hmm what to believe, the crooked 531 sticker on the seat tube or the 501 stickers on the chainstays. I'm pretty sure they came out with 501 tubeset.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261182032955?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649


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

Postby frailer5 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:34 pm

I have a US forum 'mate', (work related), whom I'm trying to help out in sourcing an 80s steelie. Nothing flash, doesn't want to pay too much. Very flat where he is, and pretty much summer riding only.
Have noticed US fleabay has very few bikes under 'road bikes'. Unlike here, there was not anything much sub 200 dollars, and then not too many anyway. I've suggested to him that maybe craiglist is the place to go.
Anyone got thoughts on this. Anyone know of traders who have cheaper-but-not-crap, over there?

He's in small town southern Illinois, so would have to be a shipper.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby steely » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:12 pm

The bike i posted in the beasley thread looks just like this one, same top tube, ALBION on the top of the chain stays, same shape on the rear brake bridge and the lugs.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261182032955 ... 1438.l2649
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