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 elk » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:13 am

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I dont normally post in this section but was about to in regards to this same listing as it is sooo wrong.

Suitable for track use? :?: Surely misleading info like this shouldnt be allowed?

Got to love the 'track' cranks on it. :roll:


Not cycle related but I think this Ebay item is a good example of what should happen if an item is poorly described . At least the seller has the courage to display the questions , probably to the detriment of the sale .

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Most-photographe ... 035wt_1167
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby toff » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:01 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 0354854589

Initially I thought it was a strange frame to put that much work into, but I've thought about it, and now I reckon it's going to sell for heaps.

Let's see if it beats this price though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sixx » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:19 pm

wouldn't mind this if anyone is stuck for what to get me for christmas.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/1972-COLNAGO-Mol ... 3358126db5
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby MichaelB » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:11 am

sixx wrote:wouldn't mind this if anyone is stuck for what to get me for christmas.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/1972-COLNAGO-Mol ... 3358126db5


Hmmm, almost my size too.

There are some great frames out there, but some of them go for crazy prices. Well, outta my budget at the moment anyway.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby lethoso » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:18 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... K:MEWAX:IT

bit high for me at that price, especially given it's far too big, but damn, look at those pristine rims. Pristine everything really.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sixx » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:18 pm

MichaelB wrote:
sixx wrote:wouldn't mind this if anyone is stuck for what to get me for christmas.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/1972-COLNAGO-Mol ... 3358126db5


Hmmm, almost my size too.

There are some great frames out there, but some of them go for crazy prices. Well, outta my budget at the moment anyway.



Thought this may of gone for a little more .. http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Gios-Torino-Re ... 1c0e4e1c69
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby toff » Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:09 pm

Remember that clown who came onto this forum and hijacked my Colnago Saronni thread?

He's selling the bike he bought for $363.40, and with 2 days to go, it's only $0.99. Let's see if he makes his money back... I doubt it, especially since he had to transport the bike from Victoria to Queensland, and spent $50 on the wrong decals.

Interesting that he is using basically the same pictures and text as the original seller.

Wonder if kevinwulf is still interested in picking up the bike cheaply?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby lethoso » Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:40 pm

toff wrote: I doubt it, especially since he had to transport the bike from Victoria to Queensland


ebay auction wrote:Pick up only from Highett Victoria


just looks like he has his location set incorrectly, which should help the selling price a lot. I was a little bit interested when it turned up in my within 200km search, but yeah, I guess it's not.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby toff » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:47 am

An interesting motorpace bike from Switzerland... I wonder what those 2 extra supports are for? Wind vibration?

The crook of the week:. Sure it's a Colnago...

The dreamer of the week. He painted his old bike orange, so now it's worth 10 times as much!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sixx » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:54 am

toff wrote:The dreamer of the week. He painted his old bike orange, so now it's worth 10 times as much!



Looks nice. Not 10k nice though. :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:48 am

sixx wrote:
toff wrote:The dreamer of the week. He painted his old bike orange, so now it's worth 10 times as much!



Looks nice. Not 10k nice though. :shock:

I don't understand the point of making the bike a replica when the frame is not even made by the correct manufacturer. Wouldn't he of been better off doing up the old frame and reapplying the original frame manufacturers decals.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rustychisel » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:03 pm

toff wrote:An interesting motorpace bike from Switzerland... I wonder what those 2 extra supports are for? Wind vibration?


The others you can keep, what is that titanium thing anyway? but that motorpace bike is just brutal. I'd need to be at 40kmh just to spin the crank over and I'd never get it turning anyway. Eeeek.

The supports are just that, bracing against the rather serious forces on a banked track when hitting the curves at 80kmh. One slipping bar stem and it's all over. Which brings me to ask, is that a Campagnolo Sheriff Star front wheel hub radially laced???? I'm sorta wondering at the stiffness of the build and the forces it would have to endure. Scary Showtime.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sixx » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:20 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
sixx wrote:
toff wrote:The dreamer of the week. He painted his old bike orange, so now it's worth 10 times as much!



Looks nice. Not 10k nice though. :shock:

I don't understand the point of making the bike a replica when the frame is not even made by the correct manufacturer. Wouldn't he of been better off doing up the old frame and reapplying the original frame manufacturers decals.



Yeah, I think you're right.
I did a Colnago frame in Molteni orange just recently and was going to go all out with Merckx decals. On second thoughts my plan chenged as to me it looked a bit fraudulant so I brightened up the colour to a more intense orange so not to be confused and will re apply Colnago decals.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby elk » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:42 pm

Please explain ?

We're all used to seeing the mutton dressed as lamb going for stupid money . What I cant understand is this bike not getting a bid .

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 615wt_1167
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby lethoso » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:19 pm

toff wrote:Remember that clown who came onto this forum and hijacked my Colnago Saronni thread?


welp looks like he lost half his money

this - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130351979312&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT looks pretty shiny, though I suspect it will go for more than I'd be willing to pay
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby brendan03 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:45 pm

elk wrote:Please explain ?

We're all used to seeing the mutton dressed as lamb going for stupid money . What I cant understand is this bike not getting a bid .

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 615wt_1167

Cancelled: AU $200.00
Explanation:The seller ended the listing early and cancelled all bids.


He pulled it early. Someone wanted it ;)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:35 pm

Here's a goody: A mountain bike frame that's been bent to take a 700c wheel...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300376707467

How dodgy do the rear dropouts look?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby oldschoolfool » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:20 am

amrjon wrote:Agree, strange. I'd love it, and would pay at least 100x that price.
Just guessing, it wasn't pulled early was it? sometimes someone offers a price and the seller ends the auction before there are any bids and sells it off-line?

Yep! Pulled early. Had some bids, but then it was gone.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby slammed » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:37 pm

OMGosh!

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... K:MEWAX:IT

Some one has way too much money!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cludence » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:16 pm

I saw that listing too.

I think it was a case of someone just having to have it at all costs. They are not easy to find NOS but I didnt think it would go that high. My complete skidstar cost less than that.

Well done to the seller. I am sure they are smiling and didnt expect it to reach that much.

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

Postby 531db » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:37 pm

rkelsen wrote:Here's a goody: A mountain bike frame that's been bent to take a 700c wheel...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300376707467

How dodgy do the rear dropouts look?


No, a modified road bike frame. The Shogun Samarai was a road bike and a pretty good one at that.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:46 pm

531db wrote:
rkelsen wrote:Here's a goody: A mountain bike frame that's been bent to take a 700c wheel...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300376707467

How dodgy do the rear dropouts look?


No, a modified road bike frame. The Shogun Samarai was a road bike and a pretty good one at that.

Sorry, I didn't read it properly...

"This is my 1992 Shogun Samurai I modified to rear drop outs and modified the seat tube so the tyre runs in a groove (depression) in the seat tube. Also shortened the chain stays and fitted the seat stays behind the seat tube instead of on the sides."

Methinks he shortened the chainstays, and then couldn't fit the wheel in... :lol: And then another moron paid far too much for it... :o
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:39 am

slammed wrote:OMGosh!

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... K:MEWAX:IT

Some one has way too much money!


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

Postby brentono » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:25 am

quote="toff" An interesting motorpace bike from Switzerland... I wonder what those 2 extra supports are for? Wind vibration?

Might be that, behind a pacer, for very long races, on the track, at 100Kph+ there are massive downward G-forces,
they may be support, for seat/bar position and strength, you don't want breakage, at that speed.
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