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 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
He knew where he lived so why not go and see him
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:03 pm


Ooh I like that. A bit big for me though (it doesn't look like 25.5" though). That and it's not in Queensland.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:21 pm

LugNut wrote:
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.


Joe Cosgrove in Brisbane still does minor frame repairs i believe, and there wouldn't be many people unaware of his skills with paint.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:24 pm

LugNut: star enamellers in Skidknee, but I don't know anyone in Smelbz..
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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

Postby feelthewheel » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:40 am

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.



Aha, now it all makes sense. Agree, poor guy. That's the one of the risks with online buying, we all have to trust that the seller is the actual owner. Photos are still a bit random though :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:08 am

Ricardo
Decent looking Ishiwata Exo Kuwahara
531 Del Mondo Campione
Postage on this one is a bit steep
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MS 5 star if you have coin burning a hole in your pocket.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:55 pm

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Postby duncan16v » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:44 pm

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

Postby cage » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:56 pm

rangersac wrote:MS 5 star if you have coin burning a hole in your pocket.


He's been trying to sell this since May.
http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=75164&p=1137877#p1137877
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby duncan16v » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:24 pm

I was wondering if that was the same geezer. With a bit of luck, his eBay listing fees will exceed his potential profits.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:10 pm

duncan16v wrote:I was wondering if that was the same geezer. With a bit of luck, his eBay listing fees will exceed his potential profits.

There's no charge for listings that don't sell.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby duncan16v » Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:34 pm

Damn shame, that.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:42 pm

Otherwise the $1200 Ninja would have been pulled or dropped two years ago...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:47 pm

cage wrote:
rangersac wrote:MS 5 star if you have coin burning a hole in your pocket.


He's been trying to sell this since May.
http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=75164&p=1137877#p1137877


was this adam's?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:20 pm

LugNut wrote:Totally customised



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

Postby feelthewheel » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:56 pm

Someone needs to get onto this quick (in Darwin) and save it from the powdercoat brigade. Too far for me to purchase :(

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/driver/b ... 1055508674
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:49 pm

Somebody in Melbourne should buy this right now http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hillman-Road ... 3394a665b0
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:10 pm

Look at the guards on this...wow.
Is this actually a Rene Herse ?
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/50s-Duraluminium ... 64f&_uhb=1
And another...
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Rene-Herse-club- ... 3f6&_uhb=1
When in doubt......mumble.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Imwit » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:40 pm

LG wrote:Somebody in Melbourne should buy this right now http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hillman-Road ... 3394a665b0


Somebody did. Took a couple of hours longer than I would have thought.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby mark field » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:50 am

this would appear to be new old stock- as it still has both the front and rear reflectors and original brake pads? , and the quality of the paint also is superb.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/classic-vint ... 3394a72618
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:21 pm

That's a clean & original example Mark. Looks like it had minimal use and has been stored indoors for most of its life. Probably one of the last ones made in Japan. Good find.
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