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 240ZR » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:44 am

Jesus!, they even cut thru the handlebars, drive crank & seat post. Why not cut thru the wheels & every spoke???
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Zynster » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:48 am

Happy birthday to this thread. It is 4 years old today.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dimitrizee » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:59 pm

At least shipping will be cheap... the rust put me off though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby scratchman » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:02 am

Zynster wrote:Happy birthday to this thread. It is 4 years old today.

well spotted, jeez that went quick :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:07 am

Did anyone here pick up this one, interested to know what it is.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251340305522?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1435.l2649
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:27 am

next time you scoff at silly prices for retro bikes, have a look at this:
http://www.ozbmx.com.au/index.php?showtopic=62924
$4000 bmx.
i had one of these in high school, which cost my dad $100 second-hand.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:28 am

bychosis wrote:Did anyone here pick up this one, interested to know what it is.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251340305522?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1435.l2649


sr sakae litage. absolute bargain. ridiculous.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:03 am

Getting close to s-1 so I thought better of putting in minimum bid as it would have been something to tune up and on sell, unless better than my current stable. I missed one recently that didn't sell first time round for $50, then second time it went for over $100.
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Postby munga » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:27 pm

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

Postby Zynster » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:15 pm

Cheap Puch. Currently $7.40 with 2hrs to go.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/171130381318 ... 1438.l2649
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:50 pm

saw these two months ago, they're baaack.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:09 pm

bychosis wrote:saw these two months ago, they're baaack.


"never find these bikes in this condition again", I just don't even know what to say to that.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:33 am

ldrcycles wrote:
bychosis wrote:saw these two months ago, they're baaack.


"never find these bikes in this condition again", I just don't even know what to say to that.

"Praise be to Sheldon"?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:19 pm

I know I shouldnt, but I really want to call this number :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:32 pm

Be. Quick. Stocks. Won't. Last.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:54 pm

rkelsen wrote:Be. Quick. Stocks. Won't. Last.


Call me. Taulk to me. 0055...... :twisted:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:05 pm

im_no_pro wrote:I know I shouldnt, but I really want to call this number :lol:
Some. Pictures. Would. Be. Nice. So. You. Could. Decide. If. It's. worth. Ringing.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:38 pm

Zynster wrote:Happy birthday to this thread. It is 4 years old today.

A few days late, but current stats: 4771 posts and 153093 views (We sure got a lot of time on our hands). Easily the most active topic in the Retro section eclipsing my other favorite, the Repco Appreciation Society at 2219 posts but almost as many views at 151673 (obviously a great resource for those researching their "vintage retro oldschool Repco Traveller/Superlite/Bunky" before listing at stupid high prices and ending up in this thread).

From my own stats: Most active topic: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk? (90 Posts / 13.25% of your posts)
Would've thought it'd be higher considering the amount of times I check it each day when I'm at work.

So proud to be this thread's Daddy. :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:44 pm

We owe you a debt of gratitude -cray. I get an inordinate amount of pleasure from this thread and the junk contained therein :-)
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Postby HappyHumber » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:46 pm

I love the delusions associated with junk. Those of my own - as well as other peoples :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:57 pm

grantw wrote:We owe you a debt of gratitude -cray. I get an inordinate amount of pleasure from this thread and the junk contained therein :-)


+1 :D .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:07 pm

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

Postby Dan » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:17 pm

That pista must have been listed ten times by now.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:34 am

Back on the topic of 'old junk?' love...
I get plenty of enjoyment out of this thread, there is good fun to be had in the depths of eBay and Gumtree junk, plus the chance of a stinking bargain 8) What's not to love?

And down to business:


Mmm, that's cool. If I didn't already have a lovely light touring frame en route I'd be onto that, it has front rack mounts! I don't really think of bikes without canti mounts as "proper" touring bicycles though, it might not even clear 28mm tyres with fenders. Perhaps a nice commuter, or even better, a porteur!
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eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:08 am

LugNut wrote:Back on the topic of 'old junk?' love...
I get plenty of enjoyment out of this thread, there is good fun to be had in the depths of eBay and Gumtree junk, plus the chance of a stinking bargain 8) What's not to love?

And down to business:


Mmm, that's cool. If I didn't already have a lovely light touring frame en route I'd be onto that, it has front rack mounts! I don't really think of bikes without canti mounts as "proper" touring bicycles though, it might not even clear 28mm tyres with fenders. Perhaps a nice commuter, or even better, a porteur!
I think SLX would be a little flexy for heavy touring too. I think she's more of an audax bike than anything else.
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