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 HappyHumber » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:45 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Looks like some dude bought them, and is reselling at a higher price.

Well....... at least they had the decency to take new/better photos :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:42 pm

This is a rare bird (in this size anyway!). I was holding this card close to my chest, but I'm going to have to pass. If it were a complete bike, or closer to home...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Imwit » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:07 pm

Nice bike that super Elliot.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:08 pm

LugNut wrote:This is a rare bird (in this size anyway!). I was holding this card close to my chest, but I'm going to have to pass. If it were a complete bike, or closer to home...
XL 1950s Super Elliott


OOOH those lugs are really nice, good thing it's a bit too big for me or i'd have some serious explaining to do.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:27 am

Aaaand at the other end of the scale.
You've seen plenty of Fauxnago, but have you seen an Eddy Fauckx?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:39 am

LugNut wrote:Aaaand at the other end of the scale.
You've seen plenty of Fauxnago, but have you seen an Eddy Fauckx?
Eddy Merckx


Actually it might well be original. Back in the 70's there were some pretty low end bikes produced with the Eddy Merckx transfers. I always liked the orange ones as a young teenager but was dissapointed to find that my hand-me-down Claud was way better quality than the new Merckx bikes that were within my price range at the time.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:59 am

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

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:22 pm



Definitely not in "mint" or "perfect" condition, more like very good, IMO a "perfect" bike doesn't have rust on the brakes and rear derailleur.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:24 pm

ldrcycles wrote:


Definitely not in "mint" or "perfect" condition, more like very good, IMO a "perfect" bike doesn't have rust on the brakes and rear derailleur.


It's at least third time around for that one, same starting price, same 0 bids.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Tinker » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:03 pm

im_no_pro wrote:OMGosh its a colnago!!

Pity several of us had already passed on it at the Geelong tip shop before he got to it. Even my inexperienced eyes could spot it as a fake at 20 paces, probably only cost him $25-$30 but wasnt even worth it for the running gear.


I sent him an ebay message asking "is that the bike from the tip shop?" haha
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:37 pm

Tinker wrote:I sent him an ebay message asking "is that the bike from the tip shop?" haha


Last of the true, Internet avengers we have here folks ;)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:03 pm


ldrcycles wrote:Definitely not in "mint" or "perfect" condition, more like very good, IMO a "perfect" bike doesn't have rust on the brakes and rear derailleur.

I thought he must have been referring to the vegetation around it, or perhaps the herbs he had been smoking.
bychosis wrote:It's at least third time around for that one, same starting price, same 0 bids.

Sorry for having the outside scoop. Next time I will try & be quicker to mock :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:07 pm

Ho Jeez,
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/bicycle-suit-vintage-bicycle-kuwahara-tange-sugino-shimano-apollo-ukai-toyota-/111118916272?pt=AU_Cycling_New_&hash=item19df341ab0&_uhb=1

"AFTER MANY HOURS OF RESEARCH I HAVE FOUND ONLY 1 IN ENGLAND THAT SOLD FOR 3000 DOLLARS"
Bargain!

"I HAVE SEEN UKAI RIMS SELL FOR 850 DOLLARS"
Hold that Rene Herse auction, I've got a few Ukai rims to cash in!

"SO YOU MIGHT HAVE A GEM RIGHT HERE"
'Might have', that's good enough for me!

"IVE SEEN UNKNOWN BICYCLES GO FOR 40 THOUSAND PLUS"
Was it this one?
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"IT HAS TO SELL TO FUND A PROJECT PLEASE"
Better put that project on the back burner.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:37 pm

It is rare, I have never seen one, and with luck never will!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:58 pm

"THIS BIKE IS LOADED WITH ALL THE HIGH END PARTS ", yep sure is :lol: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:31 am

Obviously collectors of the Toyosha bikes know what they are buying becuase everyone else needs more than one blurry photo to see what they are getting.

Maybe he's been selling stuff in other currencies. 40,000 rupee?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:56 am

For better or worse they might sell it to some unsuspecting fool who'll believe all the hoopla. And on it goes..........the price is set.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:25 pm

Did someone here pick/picking up these?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/waverley ... 023686956#

Looks like Im second in line, but its liekly the first will buy.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:55 pm

I bought this frame about 5 years, was badged as a Kojima. I proceeded to sand it back and give it classically !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! paint job.
This bike has had many incarnations since I've owned it. Roady, single speed, even set it up as a TT bike at one stage.

This bike would suit a large man. Preferably with side burns.


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Road-bike-fr ... 758&_uhb=1
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ammie7 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:58 pm

Is that your listing Munga?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby pentlandexile » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:30 pm

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

Postby find_bruce » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:48 pm

ammie7 wrote:Is that your listing Munga?

Not unless he has changed his name & moved from godsowncountry. :roll:

pentlandexile wrote:Anyone got $5k to spend?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kallangu ... 1023601762

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

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:11 pm

munga wrote:I bought this frame about 5 years, was badged as a Kojima. I proceeded to sand it back and give it classically showtime paint job.
This bike has had many incarnations since I've owned it. Roady, single speed, even set it up as a TT bike at one stage.

This bike would suit a large man. Preferably with side burns.


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Road-bike-fr ... 758&_uhb=1



:lol:

The word filter does you now favours, i didnt pick it up until i read the item description.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:48 pm

pentlandexile wrote:Anyone got $5k to spend?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kallangu ... 1023601762


That moment when the prose goes beyond flowery to gibberish "Photographic ethnicity of the signing is internally mounted on both wings of the back and adjacent to the glass head and helmet including the helmet information from the box I came in." :lol:

It's kind of interesting but even at $500 I struggle to see any value, $5,000 isn't going to happen, surely.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:40 pm

Now I assume somebody on the list is on to this, if not they really, really ought to be cos it's a beauty under that silver paint! Too far away for me sadly :( or....
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Bicycle-/330952366491?pt=AU_Cycling_New_&hash=item4d0e4c599b
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