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 Tinker » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:15 am

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What's with the battleship grey paint job?


I'd say undercoat but it's gloss! :shock:
He's also made the Oppy gear less useful (and much less valuable unless you take it off the frame and rebuild it). There is a reason for the 'back throw' on the Oppy mount, it gets it nearer the close range cogs and thus a better change with the short arm which has a spring return instead of the double cable. The position of that braze-on looks like it is positioned for a standard Cyclo, i.e. too far forward for an Oppy. I reckon it will still work (if a bit clunkier than normal with more lever movement) but have no advantage over a standard Cyclo and with much less gear range.
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PS oh yes, and IMHO the price is several hundreds of dollars optimistic!



I got my 1937 MS Opperman Special cheaper than that!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Tinker » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:18 am

I love this ad.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/narrawon ... 1021688344

Negotiable for $1200 on the Gumtree

On fleabay she's managed to negotiate herself down by $700 :lol:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-Harry-H ... 464&_uhb=1
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:58 pm

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Postby seddo » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:26 pm

wow I thought that was some sought of fence art
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby xerlex » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:40 pm



I love this line:

The handlebars have been stamped after completing each race!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:13 pm

Looks like a tange frame with a full group of Golden arrow for a reasonable price
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:26 pm

Ay, caramba!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Retro-Vintag ... 5060773%26

I can see an Alpinestars cro-mega MTB in there as well as some other gems. To bad about the external storage conditions.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Tinker » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:32 pm

xerlex wrote:


I love this line:

The handlebars have been stamped after completing each race!


haha Yeah I was thinking of sending a message to explain that's not exactly what's going on there. In the end I thought why ruin a great laugh with the truth.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:49 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Ay, caramba!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Retro-Vintag ... 5060773%26

I can see an Alpinestars cro-mega MTB in there as well as some other gems. To bad about the external storage conditions.


(not ron) burgundy lennie rogers track bike. left hand side. third from front, behind two black mtb's..
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:49 pm

Fail for munga, the first black bike is an Apollo Vitesse, not an mtb :) .

That listing's been up for quite some time (wonder why? :roll: ) and it used to have a little rant on the end about people trampling the garden and making a mess :lol: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:45 pm

Would it kill him to take some close up pics :roll:
Ive spotted 5 apollos and something called a Tommasini ?......
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:55 pm

There was a question posted on that listing once where somebody had asked if he had anything with a sticker that said 'Reynolds' or 'Columbus' on it, or something to that effect. His reply was 'Not for $55 mate'. He knows his stuff and they're all dungers, grab that Avocet saddle and send 'em to hell.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby jools » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:16 pm

I bought my apollo iv from her a few years ago and yes she and her partner know what they are doing. The good stuff gets auctioned off individually and in this listing $55 gets you a dunger...

Their backyard was pretty big and there were at least 4 - 6 rows of bikes like this. Generally they were at the basic end, nothing to get too excited about. She wasn't doing the $55 listings back then, but I would be very surprised if they missed something decent and you manage to pick up a bargain.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:21 pm

jools wrote:I bought my apollo iv from her a few years ago and yes she and her partner know what they are doing. The good stuff gets auctioned off individually and in this listing $55 gets you a dunger...

Their backyard was pretty big and there were at least 4 - 6 rows of bikes like this. Generally they were at the basic end, nothing to get too excited about. She wasn't doing the $55 listings back then, but I would be very surprised if they missed something decent and you manage to pick up a bargain.

It must be an old photo then because there is some good stuff in there.

Unless they are all stuffed.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby jools » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:45 pm

I get the impression from the listing that they have a range of bikes that they will sell for $55, whether or not that includes a decent bike, I don't know. If it does I would suspect then that it is in fairly poor condition. When I was there to pick up the apollo I spotted a raleigh twenty and a bsa 20. The bsa was complete but in fairly poor condition and she wanted $200 for it. Not long after this I bought a twenty from someone else on ebay in better condition for under $60.

If the weather fines up in the next weekend or two I might try and do a scouting run to check out what is available for the $55 asking price, but I would be surprised if there was a pearl amongst the swine
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Typhoon Ken » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:17 am

Not sure how long it will last because of the swearing in the ad but it's a different way to sell a bike. View item
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:15 am

Typhoon Ken wrote:Not sure how long it will last because of the swearing in the ad but it's a different way to sell a bike. View item

Think this a tip off of an old MTB ad from Craigslist or somewhere (even down to the pic in the bed)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:43 pm

An old peugeot MTB, nothing fancy, but it's a peugeot http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/mountain-bik ... 201wt_1400

"selling due to we do not use it any more , we got 3 cars." Is this an attempt to gain sympathy from prospective buyers? I know I feel sorry for him/her that the burdon of owning so many cars restricts their ability to keep fit and enjoy the mobility a bike offers.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bob_TAS » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:17 pm

LG wrote:An old peugeot MTB, nothing fancy, but it's a peugeot http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/mountain-bik ... 201wt_1400

"selling due to we do not use it any more , we got 3 cars." Is this an attempt to gain sympathy from prospective buyers? I know I feel sorry for him/her that the burdon of owning so many cars restricts their ability to keep fit and enjoy the mobility a bike offers.


Hear hear, one person's loss is another person's gain and what a gain it is! If this were nearby I would snap it up in a heartbeat.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:23 pm

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-fram ... 88e&_uhb=1

i love the colour! the decals look nice too, actually.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby amrjon » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:48 pm

jools wrote:I get the impression from the listing that they have a range of bikes that they will sell for $55, whether or not that includes a decent bike, I don't know. If it does I would suspect then that it is in fairly poor condition. When I was there to pick up the apollo I spotted a raleigh twenty and a bsa 20. The bsa was complete but in fairly poor condition and she wanted $200 for it. Not long after this I bought a twenty from someone else on ebay in better condition for under $60.

If the weather fines up in the next weekend or two I might try and do a scouting run to check out what is available for the $55 asking price, but I would be surprised if there was a pearl amongst the swine



These are the sydneyvintagebike guys. The boom is over, no more buyers for $600 fixed up ladies bikes so I guess they are shifting the inventory. They know what stuff is worth so there won't be any bargains.
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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 find_bruce » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:05 am

toumbhar10 wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbourne-cbd/bicycles/divorcing-my-peugeot-tourmalet/1022317776

Meth is one hell of a drug.

Looks like it is the same as this one
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Typhoon Ken wrote:Not sure how long it will last because of the swearing in the ad but it's a different way to sell a bike. View item

Think this a tip off of an old MTB ad from Craigslist or somewhere (even down to the pic in the bed)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby TedDancin » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:47 am

I know this isn't really retro, but it is steel, and is probably the most offensive thing I've come across while browsing the classifieds. Makes Reid's look like works of art. Check out the weight.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/parramat ... 1022322869
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:06 pm

TedDancin wrote:I know this isn't really retro, but it is steel, and is probably the most offensive thing I've come across while browsing the classifieds. Makes Reid's look like works of art. Check out the weight.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/parramat ... 1022322869


I'd love to see them ride their own product. As is.
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