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 morini » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:33 pm

This just about sums it up, in his own words of course.

"u only wanted to buy to sell again on gumtree to make a few $s Get a Job"
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:55 pm

$50 Shogun Sport frame. It looks familiar. Was this listed up a little bit back?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ashfield ... 1029213028

And anyone in Newy who can pick up for me? $75 Gios! 20th viewer, so I do hope I get it.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lambton/ ... 029406013#
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:20 pm

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munga wrote:victa98 is a jerk. boycott.

What's the issue with him Munga? I was watching the Avanti he has for auction?


my dealings with him were less than favourable. didn't return calls/emails/texts, then threatened legal action for harassment. i was asking for a pickup time on behalf of an interstate buyer. that's it. jerk.
presumably wouldn't sell because winning bid was low.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:32 pm

QuangVuong wrote:And anyone in Newy who can pick up for me? $75 Gios! 20th viewer, so I do hope I get it.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lambton/ ... 029406013#


Something NQR going on there.

The guy knows some jargon and has a work stand. So he's not clueless.

And yet, he's selling a classic frame at a price that could only be explained by cluelessness.

What's with that?

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

Postby LugNut » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:50 pm

barefoot wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:And anyone in Newy who can pick up for me? $75 Gios! 20th viewer, so I do hope I get it.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lambton/ ... 029406013#


Something NQR going on there.

The guy knows some jargon and has a work stand. So he's not clueless.

And yet, he's selling a classic frame at a price that could only be explained by cluelessness.

What's with that?

tim


Only into carbon? Doesn't know/care that it's worth a bit? Either that or he left a zero off..
Grab it and run! :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:34 am

Drop dead gorgeous Miyata SevenTen
I was going to leave this here and moan about how it must be Brisbane's week for nice bicycles, but as much as I wanted to let the locals have a chance I knew I couldn't let it go...
Bitter sweet however as I have breached my bicycle limit, (and I can predict which one won't be getting ridden once it arrives. :cry:)

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

Postby WestcoastPete » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:42 am

You need a bigger garage. Or another garage. Another bigger garage.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:23 am

LugNut wrote:Drop dead gorgeous Miyata SevenTen
Damn near identical frame to mine. Might be a size smaller than my 60cm though. Would be curious if anyone on here did nab it. PM me to swap some frame details if you like. Mine is running a mixture of Dura-Ace generations, with Chorus brakes as my prime Audax bike at the moment. Done a coupla 400km rides on it this year. Age is no barrier ;)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:44 am

WestcoastPete wrote:You need a bigger garage. Or another garage. Another bigger garage.


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

Postby morini » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:00 am

Here's a odd one in Frankston, Melbourne. Kiwi made MTB

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bicycle-vint ... 461426b038
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:00 am

LugNut wrote:
barefoot wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:And anyone in Newy who can pick up for me? $75 Gios! 20th viewer, so I do hope I get it.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lambton/ ... 029406013#


Something NQR going on there.

The guy knows some jargon and has a work stand. So he's not clueless.

And yet, he's selling a classic frame at a price that could only be explained by cluelessness.

What's with that?

tim


Only into carbon? Doesn't know/care that it's worth a bit? Either that or he left a zero off..
Grab it and run! :D

:D Looks like I got in on time! Will send the payment and go pick it up once Im done with the HSC.

Now, which Gios is this? Where does the Gios tubing stand in erms of quality compared with other steels?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:17 am

morini wrote:Here's a odd one in Frankston, Melbourne. Kiwi made MTB

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bicycle-vint ... 461426b038


Oh man, somebody took a big pile of uglysticks and welded them together!

I'm not surprised there are few of them around. It would be a talking piece if nothing else...

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

Postby cray- » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:13 pm

barefoot wrote:
morini wrote:Here's a odd one in Frankston, Melbourne. Kiwi made MTB
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bicycle-vint ... 461426b038

Oh man, somebody took a big pile of uglysticks and welded them together!
I'm not surprised there are few of them around. It would be a talking piece if nothing else...

This is what happens when a 9th grader is let loose with a welder and the scraps bin in the high school metal shop.

Generally I'm into an oddball, I kinda like it, but it kinda looks like something you'd see at K-Mart....not sure. o_0
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:18 pm

HappyHumber wrote:
LugNut wrote:Drop dead gorgeous Miyata SevenTen
Damn near identical frame to mine. Might be a size smaller than my 60cm though. Would be curious if anyone on here did nab it.


From this angle it looks pretty damn big. I've got my money on it being 60cm.
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I'll measure it when it arrives and let you know for sure... :wink:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:28 pm

I like the Miyata.

Here's bit of info on the Kiwi Pearson MTB. Seems they made it to England.

http://www.lfgss.com/thread107949.html
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:35 pm

Whoa jeez. I still can't make myself like it. Early 2000s K-Mart crap with a slightly nicer paint job...

I believe I know who has already beaten us to this, and I sincerely hope that it falls into his hands ;)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:28 pm

morini wrote:Here's bit of info on the Kiwi Pearson MTB. Seems they made it to England.

http://www.lfgss.com/thread107949.html
OK that one looks badass. I've decided I like then now. You can all rest easy. :thumbsup:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:27 pm

morini wrote:I like the Miyata.

Here's bit of info on the Kiwi Pearson MTB. Seems they made it to England.

http://www.lfgss.com/thread107949.html


Damn that thing looks SO cool.
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eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:46 pm

LugNut wrote:Mercian


That's going to need some major refurbishment. It looks like it's got a few dings in it.

I wonder if the guy would be willing to ship it?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:24 pm

When in doubt......mumble.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:26 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
LugNut wrote:Mercian


That's going to need some major refurbishment. It looks like it's got a few dings in it.

I wonder if the guy would be willing to ship it?


I didn't spot dings, but zooming in on the BB in the photo of the drive side crank is enough to make my stomach turn. Full re chrome, re respray, and you might be lucky to save the stem and cranks from the components on it currently. :?

Still, no question whether it's worth it!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:51 pm

This looks like a very good buy for somebody in Adelaide into pre-WWII bikes http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-BICY ... 2a328b97ac

If it was in Tassie, I'd already own it :cry:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby scratchman » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:45 am

LG wrote:This looks like a very good buy for somebody in Adelaide into pre-WWII bikes http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-BICY ... 2a328b97ac

If it was in Tassie, I'd already own it :cry:

sold for $100 :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:16 am

Yep, $100 BIN sale. Hopefully one of the Adelaide based forum members grabbed it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby xerlex » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:12 pm

Cheap 650B mountain something or other.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/brunswic ... 1029363940
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