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 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:22 pm

Bob_TAS wrote:Thoughts on quality? http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/new-town/bicycles/old-spokesman-road-bike/1017785470

Out of my budget: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sorell/bicycles/road-bike-trek/1017751875

Edit: Spokesman has stem shifters. Check twice post once Bob. :wink:


For $40 negotiable dont think twice !
Ive been searching for a good spec spokesman for a while, they where a Canberra business in the 80s that branded their own
Bikes on a made to order setup. If you had a spokesman back then you where pretty cool :mrgreen:
Offer him $30 !!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:25 pm

Oh dear. What has this Norco been doing in the shed? :D I know, puerile of me... :oops:
For lesser-stature sandgropers. Looks quoite noice.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bob_TAS » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:30 pm

Kermit TF wrote:Offer him $30 !!


Turns out it sold "...a few minutes ago."

That's what I get for hesitating :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:07 pm

Dan wrote:Not treeBay - just junk.

Can't believe I clicked that link. MY EYES!!! I need a blunt spoon... :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:11 pm

Bob_TAS wrote:
Kermit TF wrote:Offer him $30 !!


Turns out it sold "...a few minutes ago."

That's what I get for hesitating :roll:
Oops, sorry Bob, that was mine :lol: . The frame was half reasonable and originally came with suntour cyclone gear which I wanted. It was the wrong size and surplus, so I got rid of it. Tried to sell frame only on the board here about 6 months ago for $20 from memory, but no takers.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bob_TAS » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:32 pm

LG wrote:
Bob_TAS wrote:
Kermit TF wrote:Offer him $30 !!


Turns out it sold "...a few minutes ago."

That's what I get for hesitating :roll:
Oops, sorry Bob, that was mine :lol: . The frame was half reasonable and originally came with suntour cyclone gear which I wanted. It was the wrong size and surplus, so I got rid of it. Tried to sell frame only on the board here about 6 months ago for $20 from memory, but no takers.


All good mate, if I really needed it then would've responded when I first saw it :)

I think it's the attraction to a retro lugged frame that had me tempted, not that I really have the room for any more bikes

Edit for purpose of thread, a slightly overpriced lady in white - http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/new-town/bicycles/retro-peugeot-aubisque-road-bike/1017844983#
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:38 am

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

Postby LG » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:26 pm

Bob_TAS wrote:Edit for purpose of thread, a slightly overpriced lady in white - http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/new-town/bicycles/retro-peugeot-aubisque-road-bike/1017844983#


:lol: :lol: I need to declare an interest in this one as well Bob (I'm having a wee clean up at the moment). It will only be listed for a couple days, as I'm heading away later this week. If it doesn't sell, will try again in a few weeks time. Reasonable offers considered for those who refer to this forum :wink: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bob_TAS » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:26 pm

LG wrote:
Bob_TAS wrote:Edit for purpose of thread, a slightly overpriced lady in white - http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/new-town/bicycles/retro-peugeot-aubisque-road-bike/1017844983#


:lol: :lol: I need to declare an interest in this one as well Bob (I'm having a wee clean up at the moment). It will only be listed for a couple days, as I'm heading away later this week. If it doesn't sell, will try again in a few weeks time. Reasonable offers considered for those who refer to this forum :wink: .


Crikey, you are having a cleanout :!:

Well if for some peculiar, unknown reason, you decide part out that Peugeot, dibs on stem, bars and wheels :wink:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:19 pm

Bob_TAS wrote:
Kermit TF wrote:Offer him $30 !!


Turns out it sold "...a few minutes ago."

That's what I get for hesitating :roll:


Well thats what you get for washing the dishes ! A few minutes is torture, youd rather hear it sold 4 hrs ago :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:48 am

Kermit TF wrote:
Bob_TAS wrote:
Kermit TF wrote:Offer him $30 !!


Turns out it sold "...a few minutes ago."

That's what I get for hesitating :roll:


Well thats what you get for washing the dishes ! A few minutes is torture, youd rather hear it sold 4 hrs ago :roll:


Different take on this. Sliced my finger on a printing plate at work a few weeks back. Nasty. Applying pressure. Had my P/timer assistant there. Realised a Ricardo Elite I had on watch was up in a few minutes.
She thought it hilarious when I leapt to the iMac and placed a bid. (with the good hand).
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:44 pm

Haha, thats gold..
I bought some vintage campag gear whilst waiting at the checkout at Woolies a few months back...had a few minutes to run and the checkout chick was slow-as thankfully :D
Did you get the Ricardo ?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:59 pm

Kermit TF wrote:Haha, thats gold..
I bought some vintage campag gear whilst waiting at the checkout at Woolies a few months back...had a few minutes to run and the checkout chick was slow-as thankfully :D
Did you get the Ricardo ?


Yep. Working through bearings and BB at the moment. pics
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:11 pm

2 words for you - auction sniper
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby amrjon » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:26 pm

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:29 pm

find_bruce wrote:2 words for you - auction sniper

Been doing it for years. Best way ever to stop bidding wars on items that you want. It's pretty rare for me not to win an auction these days. It also helps to have an idea what items are worth that your bidding on.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:33 pm

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

Postby Bob_TAS » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:41 pm

The price tag?

Almost makes me want to text this Roland bloke and ask if he's for serious
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:27 pm

find_bruce wrote:2 words for you - auction sniper


I think I know how to take that. :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:35 pm

landscapecadmonkey wrote:am i missing something

Yeah. It's a genuine 1984 LA Olympic team bike... even has the original steel belted radial tyres... :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:45 pm

And those "shifters mounted on the handlebars" that all the top pros used :roll: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:46 pm

rkelsen wrote:
landscapecadmonkey wrote:am i missing something

Yeah. It's a genuine 1984 LA Olympic team bike... even has the original steel belted radial tyres... :lol:

was so bad that i was mesmerised by his low spec talk. ... shifters on the bars, joytec quick release.... no crashes...
i guess i started to wonder if there was a god....
havent seen an ad like that ... and $4K negotiable ..... :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:59 pm

View item
First time through:
powder coated frame, odd mix of Campagnolo, Suntour and Shimano? Some nice parts anyhow.
... 531 seat tube decal on fork blade?
Cable quick releases undone on brakes.

Second time through:
PHOTO #2
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Eh, might still be worth watching for the parts.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:46 am

Must of been some serious rust in that bottom end. Why would you bother getting it done. Definitely a good mix of parts though. Nothing really rubbish on it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:37 am

A super Galaxy, sadly in a galaxy too far away
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