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 WyvernRH » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:56 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Here's a nice Mercian http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1990s-Mercia ... 1c3aa0cced


Yes, very nice indeed. I wonder what it will fetch in the end?
I was considering that one but sadly it is that rare thing, a Cinderella - too small for me and too big for the missus :roll:

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

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:05 pm

WyvernRH wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:Here's a nice Mercian http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1990s-Mercia ... 1c3aa0cced


Yes, very nice indeed. I wonder what it will fetch in the end?
I was considering that one but sadly it is that rare thing, a Cinderella - too small for me and too big for the missus :roll:

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I'll never understand people's bidding strategy. There have been 5 bidders taking it to $75. Did some really think they would get it for $50?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:40 pm

Lots of steel bikes wrote:
WyvernRH wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:Here's a nice Mercian http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1990s-Mercia ... 1c3aa0cced


Yes, very nice indeed. I wonder what it will fetch in the end?
I was considering that one but sadly it is that rare thing, a Cinderella - too small for me and too big for the missus :roll:

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I'll never understand people's bidding strategy. There have been 5 bidders taking it to $75. Did some really think they would get it for $50?

I guess they are just throwing their hat in the ring to stop the owner cancelling the auction and selling it out of ebay.

It does tend to drive the price up unnecessarily though
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:37 am

Nevertheless, it is a gorgeous looking bike, if only it was slightly larger...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:15 am

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Lots of steel bikes wrote:I'll never understand people's bidding strategy. There have been 5 bidders taking it to $75. Did some really think they would get it for $50?

I guess they are just throwing their hat in the ring to stop the owner cancelling the auction and selling it out of ebay.

It does tend to drive the price up unnecessarily though

Sadly it doesn't stop the seller from cancelling bids & then cancelling the auction. Some of it is to reveal a bidders strategy for their max bid - eg round dollar etc. A less pleasant possibility is shill bids - "friends" of the seller bidding to drive the price up & create a buzz. Nothing to say that is (or isn't) happening here
grantw wrote:Nevertheless, it is a gorgeous looking bike, if only it was slightly larger...
Wash your mouth out - 52cm is a perfect size for a bike :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:53 pm

find_bruce wrote:Wash your mouth out - 52cm is a perfect size for a bike :)

Not looking to go Carbon Bruce? Do you a good deal... :wink:

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

Postby find_bruce » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:11 pm

I need N+1 like the smack upside the head that will surely follow.

My current plotting involves trying hard to break the spare commuter so I can get a steel MTB
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:00 pm

find_bruce wrote:...so I can get a steel MTB

Nope, that one stays :twisted:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby RobertFrith » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:26 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
Lots of steel bikes wrote:I'll never understand people's bidding strategy. There have been 5 bidders taking it to $75. Did some really think they would get it for $50?

I guess they are just throwing their hat in the ring to stop the owner cancelling the auction and selling it out of ebay.
It does tend to drive the price up unnecessarily though

If it's something I'm keen on I'll put a low bid on early instead of adding to my watch list. The reminders are better than watchlist reminders so I'm less likely to miss out due to inattention. And if I don't end up being able to bid near auction's end there's still an outside chance of winning.
Discussion on forums is as likely to drive the price up as early bids :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:20 am

Carbon Peugeot with full 7400. It doesn't look like the PY10c(or whatever the model name is) though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:41 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Carbon Peugeot with full 7400. It doesn't look like the PY10c(or whatever the model name is) though.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sydney-r ... 1035238682


Has anyone asked how much it was raced, and how much pushed? :|

For the money, this appeals more. Unless it goes crazy in a few hours.. I'd drive to Queanbeyan for that; shame about funds a bit lacking. Not to mention the prospect of a find_bruce~style 4"x2" over the back of the head if I did. :o
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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 ldrcycles » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:38 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Here's one for the nostalgic

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121244604813 ... 26_rdc%3D1



:shock: :shock: I wouldn't think it'd be easy or even necessarily worthwhile to fake it but I certainly wouldn't be bidding $5,000 with absolutely no evidence from the seller that it is what he says it is.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:48 pm

Apart from the forks being on backwards, the description says "about 32kg" :shock:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dunlop-Mens- ... 3f2e80cae7
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:03 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Apart from the forks being on backwards, the description says "about 32kg" :shock:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dunlop-Mens- ... 3f2e80cae7

Crazy bloke. Add a little lens flare and he could ask another 1%...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby peterk » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:44 pm

For those who haven't spent all there Christmas money yet!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FUTURA-2000- ... 258777ed03
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:25 pm

peterk wrote:For those who haven't spent all there Christmas money yet!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FUTURA-2000- ... 258777ed03


I really want to know how they arrived at that ludicrous figure.


Kinda cool old Klein mtb but exxy!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Klein-Mounta ... 20dd8f2068


He wants how much?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Custom-Leisu ... 1e8538ee1d

They want HOW MUCH?!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Limited-edit ... 1c3abce289
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby tekapo » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:39 pm

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These seems to be Actual Custom built bikes.

http://www.goodspeed.com.au/

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-new ... 2crrt.html

With actual local frame builders, although if I was going to get a custom bike, I want it customised and the frame perfectly sized for me rather than an off the shelf standard size.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:47 pm

But it's kind of Actually $2,200 for a fairly plain singlespeed, locally made is all well and good but that is seriously steep.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby tekapo » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:54 pm

ldrcycles wrote:But it's kind of Actually $2,200 for a fairly plain singlespeed, locally made is all well and good but that is seriously steep.


http://www.gelliecustombikeframes.com.a ... making.htm
http://www.primateframes.com.au/prices/
http://www.kumocycles.com/ordering-a-frame.html

With some of these prices, 2k for an assembled bike actually looks quite good.

This is just how much a local frame costs.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:14 pm

Not really comparing apples with apples, those are proper custom frames, mostly made from Columbus tubing, as opposed to the Goodspeed which is 4130 of unspecified origin, and is only available in one size. I'm far from convinced.


Back on ebay, some handlebars that are about to go into orbit.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CANNONDALE-A ... 58a9f23e95
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cage » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:55 am

ldrcycles wrote:Back on ebay, some handlebars that are about to go into orbit.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CANNONDALE-A ... 58a9f23e95


I was wondering what you where on about, then I saw the last pic.....holy sh.t. :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Typhoon Ken » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:00 am

ldrcycles wrote:He wants how much?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Custom-Leisu ... 1e8538ee1d


The bike is free, $750 is what you would pay for parking in Mosman when you went to pick it up.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby tekapo » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:37 am

ldrcycles wrote:Not really comparing apples with apples, those are proper custom frames, mostly made from Columbus tubing, as opposed to the Goodspeed which is 4130 of unspecified origin, and is only available in one size. I'm far from convinced.


Obviously, it will not be a direct 1:1 comparison. For one, one is a complete bike for 2.2k, the other is a frame FROM 1.5k-2k.

The point is the local manufacturing overheads and labor costs are high, using a lower grade material doesn't suddenly make the welding or painting go faster. However, have a small production run will. So the one size + lower grade material is probably where the price difference lies.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:09 am

ldrcycles wrote:But it's kind of Actually $2,200 for a fairly plain singlespeed, locally made is all well and good but that is seriously steep.

It is prettier than Kaylee tho'... :?
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