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 t-rav » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:00 pm

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

Postby cray- » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:29 pm

Concorde with Columbus SL in a bit of a rough state. Went for $201, bargain or fair price?
I've never bothered to learn the Columbus steel range. I didn't buy it, just had it on my watch list, anyone from here?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Concorde-Col ... true&rt=nc
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:41 pm

If it had been in Tassie, I would happily have paid $200 for it and felt like I got a good deal.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:53 pm

Providing the rust was just superficial, I reckon that'd be a good deal. Even so, if the frame was rotten in the tubing you could probably still make the best part of your money back from the parts.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Velo13 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:43 pm

cray- wrote:Concorde with Columbus SL in a bit of a rough state. Went for $201, bargain or fair price?
I've never bothered to learn the Columbus steel range. I didn't buy it, just had it on my watch list, anyone from here?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Concorde-Col ... true&rt=nc


Yeah, I would have been happy enough if I'd picked it up, but there would be a lot of work cleaning that one up.

Imagine it was a mint or NOS frame, possibly $800 or $1000.

As it is $150-$200 seems fair. Spend $400+ on decals and a paint resto, and you are ahead, but it is a lot of fussin' about.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:59 pm

Does anybody want a 26.8 seatpost upgrade? This NOS Dura Ace has bounced three times without a bid. I almost bought it last time just to throw in the spares basket, but it seems like a waste when I know there would be somebody on here looking for a nice 26.8.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/bicycleseat- ... 2f7&_uhb=1
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby jools » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:20 pm

if it was 26.6 I'd grab it in a flash!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby HappyHumber » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:34 pm

LugNut wrote:Does anybody want a 26.8 seatpost upgrade?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/bicycleseat- ... 2f7&_uhb=1
Dammit. I need a 26.8. Shame that's about 20 years too inappropriate for the build.
Looking through the sellers history, they do have some funny/inconsistent ways of supplying part specs. A similar era 600/Ultegra seat post was listed completly sans diameter and sold for $30. And currently a "2.3cm" (22.2mm?) Cinelli stem.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby t-rav » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:44 pm

munga wrote:just a heads up for any brisbane ebay bidders:
steve, aka gem22, aka victa98 sold a eurosport tri a to another (interstate) forum member, and i was asked to help collect it.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-retro-vi ... 7675.l2557
then:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-retro-vi ... 7675.l2557
i tried arranging collection, but steve was pretty lax on the replies and eventually decided he might have a crack at relisting rather than replying.
definitely a violation of policy etc.
after the buyer contacted ebay, then him, our mate steve replied with:

Dear (xxxxx),

contact me again you and Shannon will have the police on your doorstep .

- victa98


ebay has pulled his ad, and that's about it.

i've given this pro kerbsider hundreds of dollars in the last year; you might have bought bikes from him too.
i'd like to go round and poo in his letterbox, but really, not much can be done about it. just putting it out there so you all know he's a piece of work.
all i can say is, "steve, you're giving woodridge a bad name".


Looks like this guy has moved to Gumtree now http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/logan-ce ... 1023004203
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:25 pm

water finds it's own level.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:00 pm

Sorry for the long link, big probs shortening it!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Mercian-Bike-frame-Forks-Campagnolo-groupset-and-Cinnelli-bars-fixie-/171069989497?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Frames&hash=item27d490e279
Ok nice enough looking frame but home in on the picture of the derailleur and r/h rear dropout! WT? is going on here!
Mercian would never let anything like that out of the shop so even with the wrap around seat stay top this looks a bit dodgy...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:30 pm

Oh dear :( .

The seller does say "I cannot guarantee that this is definitely the type of bike it is". You don't find seat stay clusters like that on k mart specials, I would guess it has just had a god awful bodge job done on that dropout at some point.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby matt1986 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:19 pm

So, did no one see/want this? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/vintage-bike-frame-bianchi-/290938925644?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=QkUpqEu4kDwKYNvhUPLn93zixIk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

I put in a last minute bid and picked it up - $365 is a steal for a fully refinished EL OS Reparto Corse in my books!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:40 pm

it was a steal. too big for me, but i certainly looked at it for a while.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:07 pm

View item :shock:
I bet I could buy that bike, re list exactly the same add and be lucky to get a third of that amount.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:52 pm

Doesn't strike me as an unusual result, Peugeot is one of the magic words.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:03 pm

Nice and cheap Centurion Odessa? Too bad it looks a tad big. 57cm?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:14 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Doesn't strike me as an unusual result, Peugeot is one of the magic words.


Exage 'Action' components, wheels 'needing a true' and a 45 minute drive from Melbourne CBD and it gets over $300! I barley cracked $100 for two high end Raleigh Reynolds 531 frames I sold, next time I should pull some wheels and components out of the bin and triple my money. Doesn't make sense to me.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:55 pm

LugNut wrote:
Exage 'Action' components, wheels 'needing a true' and a 45 minute drive from Melbourne CBD and it gets over $300! I barley cracked $100 for two high end Raleigh Reynolds 531 frames I sold, next time I should pull some wheels and components out of the bin and triple my money. Doesn't make sense to me.


Perhaps, right or wrong I think people equate a bare frame with more work than a 'complete' bike. That's my best guess at least.

But like I said, Peugeot is a 'magic word', people tend to go nuts when they see it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:30 pm



Seller says all components are relatively new.....

Relative to what, dinosaurs?
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Postby im_no_pro » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:41 pm

master6 wrote: Moderators are like Club Handicappers; I often think they are wrong, but I dont want the job.
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