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 grantw » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:43 am

Hamster wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Antique-1955-MALVERN-STAR-5-Star-Oppy-bike-bicycle-cruiser-/170950160649?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item27cd6c7109

Perhaps a Malvern Star expert can shed some light on this one for me. The head tube has 5-stars but the rest of the bike looks fairly low-end. :?:


Seems legit, though the price of rust is really inflating
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mustang » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:59 am

5 Star in UK Restored Frame
The Sydney manufacture story has been dismissed, number is non complient, but if it were smaller I would be bidding :mrgreen:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:49 pm

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-ANTIQUE-RETRO-HEALING-ROADSTER-FIXIE-FIXED-TRACK-BIKE-BICYCLE-OLDSKOOL-/190787471808?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Frames&hash=item2c6bd1c9c0

The price of rust seems to be declining but still awful expensive. Oooops my mistake, the seller mentioned the magic word "FIXIE" so actually it's dirt cheap.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:10 pm

Just think hopw high it woulda been if he threw "cyclocross" in there too...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Saro28 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:33 pm

grantw wrote:
Hamster wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Antique-1955-MALVERN-STAR-5-Star-Oppy-bike-bicycle-cruiser-/170950160649?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item27cd6c7109

Perhaps a Malvern Star expert can shed some light on this one for me. The head tube has 5-stars but the rest of the bike looks fairly low-end. :?:


Seems legit, though the price of rust is really inflating



Is the year inflating also :?
Antique - 1955 - MALVERN STAR - 5 Star "Oppy" - bike bicycle cruiser

or deflating?
Antique - 1945 - MALVERN STAR - 5 Star "Oppy" - bike bicycle cruiser :?

Tyre half full :twisted:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wal42 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:51 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Just think hopw high it woulda been if he threw "cyclocross" in there too...




The seller hasn't worked out that 'fixie' is so yesterday, if he had said 'CX' it'd be worth triple the money. :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:15 pm

someones having a cleanup
will go cheap (fixie not appropriate on this one)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mustang » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:37 am

Mustang wrote:5 Star in UK Restored Frame
The Sydney manufacture story has been dismissed, number is non complient, but if it were smaller I would be bidding :mrgreen:

Went for $163.00, hope an Aussie got it?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:18 am

Clydesdale Scot wrote:someones having a cleanup
will go cheap (fixie not appropriate on this one)


Not offering to post it to Australia at this time - I'd not thought it would be very heavy - it could perhaps be sent as a soft copy.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:10 pm

Mustang wrote:Went for $163.00

Should email the auction number to that guy who wants $1600 for his 5 star rust pile.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:27 pm

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 grantw » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:31 pm

Hamster wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Motorized-chopper-bike-dragster-lowrider-/330862158248?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item4d08ebe1a8

Not much rust this time, but I have some doubts regarding its legality.


I see a nasty accident in that bikes future.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:10 pm

grantw wrote:
Hamster wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Motorized-chopper-bike-dragster-lowrider-/330862158248?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item4d08ebe1a8

Not much rust this time, but I have some doubts regarding its legality.


I see a nasty accident in that bikes future.


It's only been tested for 10 minutes. That'd be about how long it takes to irritate someone enough to sic the cops onto the owner.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:49 pm

Hamster wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Motorized-chopper-bike-dragster-lowrider-/330862158248?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item4d08ebe1a8

Not much rust this time, but I have some doubts regarding its legality.

You're not sure whether petrol powered bikes are beyond the law- don't you read the articles on BNA ? :lol:

I found something even more rare than a genuine 5 star - someone who still thinks Armstrong won the Tdf 7 times :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mustang » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:58 pm

Not a retro, but has any member had dealings with this site? lots of moderns that seem cheap, wondering if they are X- team training bikes?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:59 pm

He has come up a couple of times before, the yellow roller door is quite distinctive :) I think it's more a matter of clearing out superseded models with cheap or out dated groups than ex training bikes - that primavera is a good example of a 3 year old Taiwanese frame with old DA brifters and slightly newer Ultegra moving parts and pretty basic wheels. Its no bargain atmo.

And there's a pinny FP1 with tiagra - oh the humanity!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:20 pm

grantw wrote:
Hamster wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Motorized-chopper-bike-dragster-lowrider-/330862158248?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item4d08ebe1a8

Not much rust this time, but I have some doubts regarding its legality.


I see a nasty accident in that bikes future.


Isn't that one of those "Bratz" thingies that were sooo popular with pre teen girls for about 17 seconds back in the day?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:14 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
grantw wrote:
Hamster wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Motorized-chopper-bike-dragster-lowrider-/330862158248?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item4d08ebe1a8

Not much rust this time, but I have some doubts regarding its legality.


I see a nasty accident in that bikes future.


Isn't that one of those "Bratz" thingies that were sooo popular with pre teen girls for about 17 seconds back in the day?


I'm impressed - they actually managed to stay on top of that thing for 17 seconds. I'm guessing that at around the 18 second mark there was much crying and a need for copious amounts of mercurochrome.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:35 pm

Been awhile since I've seen a photo this bad:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:46 pm

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Malvern-Star-2-Star-Roadster-50s-60s-Bike-Bicycle-Vintage-Sturmey-Archer-3-spd-/160962347993?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item257a1a83d9

The value of rust remains bouyant.

Although with a bit of work it'd be a nice bike, the initial cost seems a tad steep.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:23 pm

Hamster wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Malvern-Star-2-Star-Roadster-50s-60s-Bike-Bicycle-Vintage-Sturmey-Archer-3-spd-/160962347993?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item257a1a83d9

The value of rust remains bouyant.

Although with a bit of work it'd be a nice bike, the initial cost seems a tad steep.

It was originally listed with a starting bid of $0.99 but then it seems it was pulled as a result of this "question" :
Q: hi not sure if you know but your bike is a malvern star 2 star roadster from either the 50s or 60s 3 spd sturmey archer rear hub will have a date in it and is worth heaps, people sell the frames for $700 only i hope you dont sell it for 99c ?
A: Wow. I had no idea. Thankyou kindly for letting me know!! I will check the date on the frame and add it to the listing tonight.

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

Postby Hamster » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:31 pm

I'm now watching it with considerable interest, $1,200 - he's got to be dreaming.

But hey I could be wrong.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cycles gitane » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:40 pm

Hamster wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Malvern-Star-2-Star-Roadster-50s-60s-Bike-Bicycle-Vintage-Sturmey-Archer-3-spd-/160962347993?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item257a1a83d9

The value of rust remains bouyant.

Although with a bit of work it'd be a nice bike, the initial cost seems a tad steep.


Regular story: ask the questions, ask the value, then sell, sell, sell.

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

Postby teeby » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:57 pm

Yes, it is my bike.

eBay ad updated. Its a 1956 2-Star.

I put it up for 99c as a starting bid to get the interest. Had 18 people watching it within the first 12 hours!
So decided to do my research.

$1200 could be a lot, or it could be what someone is willing to pay.

Otherwise, happy to hear offers :)
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