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 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:33 am

morini wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:I wrote to the bloke selling this nice old MTB to let him know Bauer are kiwi not german and he responded with a wikipedia link (in German) about a manufacturer that apparently went bust in the late 60s and have only made "artistic" bikes since and "Do at least some research before you’re bothering people with your bulllshit, Klugscheisser!"

Apparently Klugscheisser is german for smart alec or words to that effect.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/willow-v ... 1051707337


Obviously i'm SUPER keen to buy it now :roll: .

Do you want me to email this wichser with the same info as well?


Well you never know, if all else fails we might learn some more German swears :lol: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:28 am

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

Postby simon.young » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:44 pm

$15k yeti sold .... only 2 bidders both with 0 feedback. I wonder how long until its listed as a non-paying buyer :roll:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/231280132848?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby yugyug » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:01 pm

simon.young wrote:$15k yeti sold .... only 2 bidders both with 0 feedback. I wonder how long until its listed as a non-paying buyer :roll:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/231280132848?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


Interesting bike. Can't comment on its value, but isn't that chain stay tyre clearance a bit small for a mountain bike?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby mark field » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:45 pm

simon.young wrote:$15k yeti sold .... only 2 bidders both with 0 feedback. I wonder how long until its listed as a non-paying buyer :roll:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/231280132848?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


rare or not, any bike thats been "ridden hard" and "had parts replaced" and "comes with seat clamp that needs to be modified" "has non original parts but look good" and "parts about to give up the ghost" must make one wonder where the value and rarity is? it isnt exactly my idea of "original". someone please educate me as i m not sure i see the worth in this one. and its ugly too.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby simon.young » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:50 pm

mark field wrote:
simon.young wrote:$15k yeti sold .... only 2 bidders both with 0 feedback. I wonder how long until its listed as a non-paying buyer :roll:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/231280132848?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


rare or not, any bike thats been "ridden hard" and "had parts replaced" and "comes with seat clamp that needs to be modified" "has non original parts but look good" and "parts about to give up the ghost" must make one wonder where the value and rarity is? it isnt exactly my idea of "original". someone please educate me as i m not sure i see the worth in this one. and its ugly too.


Maybe part of the value is in the tyres?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Onza-Porcupine-White-tyre-tire-NEW-NEVER-USED-Retro-Vintage-Mountain-Bike-Mtb-/111408819671?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item19f07badd7

Leads into an if only i'd saved.....
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koen » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:58 pm

yugyug wrote:
simon.young wrote:$15k yeti sold .... only 2 bidders both with 0 feedback. I wonder how long until its listed as a non-paying buyer :roll:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/231280132848?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


Interesting bike. Can't comment on its value, but isn't that chain stay tyre clearance a bit small for a mountain bike?


It wasn't uncommon on early mtbs to have trouble with tyre clearance as bigger tyres came to market. Just FYI
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:01 pm

Did anyone here get the Paconi frame that sold last night for $56? I forgot about it :cry: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:41 pm

Anyone want to buy my great great grand fathers axe? It's in perfect condition and was looked at by the King of England once......
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koen » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:54 pm

morini wrote:Anyone want to buy my great great grand fathers axe? It's in perfect condition and was looked at by the King of England once......

No but maybe a fork handle.... a bit off topic but maybe the funniest sketch they did
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:27 pm

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

Postby WyvernRH » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:34 am

Kermit TF wrote:Haha, good description !
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Camp ... da7&_uhb=1


And sadly, almost entirely accurate, even if you fit modern brake pads.

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

Postby Rob74 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:51 am

They are out there...for amusement

Not sure what is the bigger pack of porkies…a) "Good Condition"…. or b) "So now i'm stuck with a fish tail"
The quality of "SOUTHERN STAR"…."PROFESSIONALLY INSTALLED"
Quality is always worth More than the purchase price.
Price of Gaspipe "named Greg" is up…comes with "custodial sentence"…"shiny bell".."smaller brother (Randal)"
Yo cus it got…"nit 115 olypiade bars and stem and there worth like 100 new"
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koen » Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:50 pm

Rob74 wrote:They are out there...for amusement
..
Yo cus it got…"nit 115 olypiade bars and stem and there worth like 100 new"

Haha....I would have bought it too but it says you can pick it up with two fingers and I only have one finger for this offer
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koshari » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:10 pm

koen wrote:
Rob74 wrote:They are out there...for amusement
..
Yo cus it got…"nit 115 olypiade bars and stem and there worth like 100 new"

Haha....I would have bought it too but it says you can pick it up with two fingers and I only have one finger for this offer

i dont think i would take this even with a 5 finger discount!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koshari » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:14 pm

Brooks seat NOT included.
Can discuss other bars/parts set up if you are interested.

With more babies on the way I have to part with this one :) you will not be dissapointed.


Iam guessing I would be dissapointed [sic] if I wanted the brooks seat?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby geoff_tewierik » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:57 pm

Rob74 wrote:Not sure what is the bigger pack of porkies…a) "Good Condition"…. or b) "So now i'm stuck with a fish tail"

Still, it's a Clamont for $200.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:08 pm

Anyone wanna split with me? I want the frame, fork and seatpost. Spokes and rims would be useful too. You can take the 7400 bits.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koshari » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:17 pm

you got to many bikes already Quang :-)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:20 pm

But I dont have one that doesnt have a seat tube. :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koshari » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:27 pm

QuangVuong wrote:But I dont have one that doesnt have a seat tube. :(

I doubt your alone with that statistic!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby mark field » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:18 pm

QuangVuong wrote:But I dont have one that doesnt have a seat tube. :(


a hacksaw can fix that problem. :twisted:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:39 pm

It says ….1950's Cecil Walker track bike.

...too small

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

Postby rangersac » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:26 pm

Tange 2 frameset
Cecil. Got a feeling I've seen this before.
Ken Evans from t-rav
Add a drivetrain for a 531 roadie
His 'n hers Pugs
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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