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 sunho » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:59 am

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

Postby grantw » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:10 am

Clydesdale Scot wrote:
sunho wrote:Note top tube bent on photo #11- Frank Conceicao trade mark" - the seller's description

Yes, plausible, need to scroll down


Who bother's with the descriptions :oops: Mind you "signature gonad trauma stopper" design is a nice way to market it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:54 am

"Track" frame with vertical dropouts? Maybe not.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/murdoch/ ... 008958342#

Left hand drive..... lolwut?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/applecro ... 1014228716

Exxy Rossin.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hamilton ... 1012043098

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Beautiful bike but has been re-listed a number of times, meaning the owner knows its value (or won't sell it for cheap). No chance of it going cheap.
Why not set a realistic start price or list as BIN instead of yanking the auction if the bids aren't high enough?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:42 am

cray- wrote:
Crowz wrote:


Beautiful bike but has been re-listed a number of times, meaning the owner knows its value (or won't sell it for cheap). No chance of it going cheap.


Why not set a realistic start price or list as BIN instead of yanking the auction if the bids aren't high enough?


I'd be pretty <language> if I had a bid on and the auction was pulled, regardless of perceived value or who the seller was. That's the nature of treebay - set a BIN and start price you're happy with, or sell via other means.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:56 pm

Or, set your (effective) Reserve as your starting Bid figure. Simple; but not to some, it seems.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:22 pm

frailer5 wrote:Or, set your (effective) Reserve as your starting Bid figure. Simple; but not to some, it seems.


You described what I meant in a much more concise fashion.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby drumondo » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:36 pm

It surprises me that ebay allows auctions with bids to be cancelled at all. I saw it happen just recently and was surprised.

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Postby im_no_pro » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:38 pm

drumondo wrote:It surprises me that ebay allows auctions with bids to be cancelled at all. I saw it happen just recently and was surprised.

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Technically there are restrictions on when an auction can be canned, same with retracting a bid. Reality is it's difficult to prove when someone is abusing the system. Unfortunately knowing and proving are two different things.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Sd » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:34 pm

[quote="sunho"]missed out on the gara pinny? not to worry, an slx in melb. get. on. it.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/170992916985 ... 520wt_1271


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Postby munga » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:54 pm

pinarello made from columbus gara tubes.
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Postby find_bruce » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:35 pm

munga wrote:pinarello made from columbus gara tubes.

& if, like me you don't know where gara fits in the Columbus tubing range, according to the bicycle info project
GARA Road set especially suited for amateur and touring cyclists who demand stout, lightweight racing frames. Cr Mo Steel - Weight: 2300 g
or about 375g heavier than Columbus SL
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:32 pm

Dan wrote:
cray- wrote:
Crowz wrote:[quote="bakabill"]This any good? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Eddy-Merckx- ... 706wt_1397


Beautiful bike but has been re-listed a number of times, meaning the owner knows its value (or won't sell it for cheap). No chance of it going cheap.


Why not set a realistic start price or list as BIN instead of yanking the auction if the bids aren't high enough?


I'd be pretty pissed if I had a bid on and the auction was pulled, regardless of perceived value or who the seller was. That's the nature of treebay - set a BIN and start price you're happy with, or sell via other means.[/quote]
Often relists come as a result of failure to pay. I've had 6 of these in the last couple of months. Why people bid with no intention to pay has me buggered.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:40 pm

it's like playing the pokies on your ipad. 8)
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Postby wqlava1 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:45 pm

im_no_pro wrote:
drumondo wrote:It surprises me that ebay allows auctions with bids to be cancelled at all. I saw it happen just recently and was surprised.

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Technically there are restrictions on when an auction can be canned, same with retracting a bid. Reality is it's difficult to prove when someone is abusing the system. Unfortunately knowing and proving are two different things.

if he's pulling it repeatedly because the bids aren't high enough a day or a few hours before auction planned end time, he's unaware that for popular stuff like that there is quite often a doubling of the price in the last 30 seconds as the late manual bidders and snipers strike. It's rarely that the desired high price on interesting things turns up early enough for the vendor to be happy before getting the result email.
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Postby frailer5 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:14 am

singlespeedscott wrote: Why people bid with no intention to pay has me buggered.

Maybe because they think about SWMBO's reaction after they've bid. :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:04 am


Yeah. They're highly "sort after..." :lol:

The reason for this is well beyond my understanding. They're cheaply made junk.
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Postby HappyHumber » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:41 pm



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

Postby morini » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:47 pm

Gilbert bike

needs gears. Brakes work. Wheels run true.

missing something from centre of cross bar ??. check pictures


Missing more gaffer tape I think. Maybe it was used for drug smuggling or as a IED carrier?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:18 pm

morini wrote:Missing more gaffer tape I think. Maybe it was used for drug smuggling or as a IED carrier?


Regardless, I think drugs were involved somehow!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:36 pm

Anyone get the impression there are quite a few good to fair steelies appearing on fleabay in the last week? Yet, demand/bidding seems wildly random. Can't believe someone hasn't put a few pesos on top of the figure on this one Maybe it depends what state it's listed in, and what week. :|
Just noticing because on the lookout for a daily-rider 2nd-tier, but reasonable quality, 80s>early 90s.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:09 pm

Appreciate the heads up!
such a shame really, when such gems pop up...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby amrjon » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:41 pm

morini wrote:Gilbert bike

needs gears. Brakes work. Wheels run true.

missing something from centre of cross bar ??. check pictures


Missing more gaffer tape I think. Maybe it was used for drug smuggling or as a IED carrier?


:shock: :shock: :shock: You have to be joking
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:55 pm

singlespeedscott wrote: Why people bid with no intention to pay has me buggered.


You and me both :evil: . I even had a bloke try to HAGGLE the other day on the phone without even seeing the item in question, because it was pickup only and "very far away". AAARRHH!!! :evil: :evil:
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