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 rangersac » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:01 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Um?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/fourche-velo ... 09f&_uhb=1


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

Postby find_bruce » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:42 pm

I think this poor chap has mixed up his photos of his brothers bike because "Perfect condition" "top of the range" "over $2,000 spent" doesn't match with rust, worn chainrings, RX100 and gravel rash :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:17 pm

Those rings are worn? Pretty sure I have some rings that look like that which are still being used.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:55 am



It ready for the middle and rear triangle to be attached, don't ya know nufin, Idry? :lol:

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

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:58 am

find_bruce wrote:I think this poor chap has mixed up his photos of his brothers bike because "Perfect condition" "top of the range" "over $2,000 spent" doesn't match with rust, worn chainrings, RX100 and gravel rash :roll:


But it's 100% made in Japan! :mrgreen:

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

Postby find_bruce » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:50 am

QuangVuong wrote:Those rings are worn? Pretty sure I have some rings that look like that which are still being used.

I'm sure you do - they are not "worn out" but worn as in ridden more than a "handful of times"
foo on patrol wrote:But it's 100% made in Japan! :mrgreen:

None of that Italian junk on this bike :D
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eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Carrots » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:25 am

800km old non crashed Enve 8.9s picked up for $1300. Cha Ching.


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

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:37 am

I picked up a cute little pedal car at the tip the other week, faded and chipped paint, surface rust and wobbly wheels. It sold this morning for $306 :shock: :shock:
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Postby foo on patrol » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:28 am

What, after you did a few laps of Kin Kin town centre first and you realised it was to small for you? :lol:

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

Postby Imwit » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:29 pm

brisbane worth a look
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Postby minhyy » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:59 pm

Imwit wrote:brisbane worth a look


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

Postby lobstermash » Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:28 pm

I know we've already got a 133% markup thread, but this takes the cake: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/turner/b ... 1055060449
And I've finally found another (but too small for me) Hanter Turbo: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gungahli ... 1055059969 - Mine's one of the nicest bikes I've laid cheek on.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:22 pm

Somebody flippin pounce on this

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

Postby ironhanglider » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:23 pm

One for the punters.

Looks like there may be a bike there, but you have to wonder why it is so difficult to remove it from the bag.

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

Postby scratchman » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:14 am

ironhanglider wrote:One for the punters.

Looks like there may be a bike there, but you have to wonder why it is so difficult to remove it from the bag.

Cheers,

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and he says in the ad he's not going to open it.........weird :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:32 am

A certain BNA member has a decent looking Apollo Himalaya. Love that slingshot stem!
That's a (ahem) unique paint scheme on a Shogun
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby mark field » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:40 am

find_bruce wrote:I think this poor chap has mixed up his photos of his brothers bike because "Perfect condition" "top of the range" "over $2,000 spent" doesn't match with rust, worn chainrings, RX100 and gravel rash :roll:


excellent use of grammar. "dont ask for any discount" , "have only been ridden it for a handful of times" and the winner of the cliche advertising make you want it quote goes to...."First to see will take it straight away" of course they will take it straight away (in the dead of night) as it is left on the back terrace. :wink:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:31 pm

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

Postby ironhanglider » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:45 pm

Imaginatively titled

Unlikely to stay at the current price I'd suggest.

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

Postby feelthewheel » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:08 am

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

Postby LugNut » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:13 pm



read part 1 first and it makes more sense!

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/adelaide ... 1054898679

Poor guy. I don't doubt the story. The cash converters business model is criminal.


I've been seeing a few gorgeous bikes that are in need of repair work and/or a re spray.

Tange 2 Shogun 700, bad surface rust
Alpine GT needing canti mouts re brazed
531 Hillman Touring bike with rattle can patina

Considering that bikes in that condition sell for at least $150 below value, would it be worthwhile to have canti mounts brazed on, and then have them resprayed? Considering that the bike would then be beautifully painted, plus there is the option to convert it to 650b and add additional braze ons.

Does anyone have a ballpark figure to get a frame painted in that early-mid 80s Japanese two tone like the Shoguns above? And to add frame braze ons?
Also does anybody know wheeerree in Aus?

I just found Paconi's website and it seems they do still do frame painting. Might call 'em if I find something.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:49 pm

Also, there's a tiiiiiiiny little Samurai in Melbourne.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby yugyug » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:29 pm

LugNut wrote:


read part 1 first and it makes more sense!

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/adelaide ... 1054898679

Poor guy. I don't doubt the story. The cash converters business model is criminal.


I don't doubt his story either, feel sorry for the guy. If thats him wearing the stackhat on the gumtree pic, I think I've seen him riding around the CBD.

Can't fault the original owner for putting his name into the police, but the police need to follow protocol.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cage » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:27 pm

Could also be he just upset some one & this was their payback.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby mxmort » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:05 pm

Thats an absolute dog act
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