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 cray- » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:54 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Im actually beginning to think prices are starting to drop on eBay. I seem to be picking up things for less and the stuff I sell seems to go for less what I was getting 18-24 months ago.


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

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:56 pm

3 years is pretty good for a single thread.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Velo13 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:44 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Im actually beginning to think prices are starting to drop on eBay. I seem to be picking up things for less and the stuff I sell seems to go for less what I was getting 18-24 months ago.


Don't tell me that, just when I have finally started to list my collection .....

I think there is just more competition/supply on there now, driving prices down.

Or maybe the hipsters have a new fad to move on to ....
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:12 pm

Velo13 wrote:Or maybe the hipsters have a new fad to move on to ....


Its called Gumtree, but its a bit obscure, so you probably haven't heard of it...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:22 pm

diggerdantheman wrote:
Velo13 wrote:Or maybe the hipsters have a new fad to move on to ....


Its called Gumtree, but its a bit obscure, so you probably haven't heard of it...


Gumtree is owned by Evilbay too .

Yeah prices have dived of late, definitely a buyers market. V13, you need to be selling cyclocross, or beardo stuff nowadays to attract the hipster kids.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Velo13 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:21 pm

diggerdantheman wrote:
Velo13 wrote:Or maybe the hipsters have a new fad to move on to ....


Its called Gumtree, but its a bit obscure, so you probably haven't heard of it...


I use Gumtree as well. I didn't know eBay bought it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:59 pm

I hope my ironic hipster tone wasn't lost in all of this :) (insert ironic hipster emoji here)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Velo13 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:16 pm

diggerdantheman wrote:I hope my ironic hipster tone wasn't lost in all of this :) (insert ironic hipster emoji here)


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

Postby Mustang » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:04 pm

Retro Campy parts are certainly not coming down???
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby whitey_182 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:55 pm

Mustang wrote:Retro Campy parts are certainly not coming down???


I don't know about that. I recently sold some retro campy stuff, certainly didn't sell for as much as I'd have liked. I had quite reasonable expectations
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Fuzzboxvoodoo » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:49 pm

Seems like the good proven stuff and new in stuff is really holding its value while the cheaper stuff is starting to slide back.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:18 am

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Campagnolo-C ... 500wt_1183

there's still bargains to be had. i assumed these would go for at least double so didn't bother to bid..
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 Dan » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:24 am

saw that one too Munga, along with all the other bits he's got...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:08 pm

yeah i bid on his columbus max frame, but it went a bit higher than my budget allowed for.
he's the guy i bought my kenevans track frame from - super nice bloke. kinda feel bad for him, looking at those prices.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:46 pm

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

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:41 am

This guy has been tootin' on the crack pipe methinks. http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/balaklav ... 1007408007
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:22 pm

Very amusing at that price
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:45 pm

My first thought was it was a typo and he actually meant $300, but then he says 'willing to swap for a car'. I just don't have words for that.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wal42 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:27 pm

Guess he'll get lots of replies, none of them actually wanting to buy the bike.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:43 am

It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest achievement of the nineteenth century.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:49 am

it's 'massive'. Tall, perhaps... With bonus bodyglove sticker on head tube
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:54 am

BRLVR.v2 wrote:This guy has been tootin' on the crack pipe methinks. http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/balaklav ... 1007408007


Other half says "if you want a car you'll have to sell that bike" ... Price high, can't sell, keep bike and get car anyway...WIN
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:32 am

diggerdantheman wrote:it's 'massive'. Tall, perhaps... With bonus bodyglove sticker on head tube


fyi - repco olympic 12 like Hamsters (we saw it at the cafe on our second riverloop)
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 frailer5 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:40 am

Fleabay experiences sometimes mystify. I recently sold a Repco Max-tracks girls' MTB from the late 90s. Hardly ridden (by my now 26 year old daughter). HiTen frame. Shimano FD, RD, shifters. I mainly wanted someone who wanted it, so at least it didn't turn into landfill. Lady paid $20 for it (PayPal). Fine, except she hasn't got to pick it up, and seems to have ceased replying to messages. :?

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

Postby Vern Stralam » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:08 am

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