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 Mustang » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:47 pm

Nice 5 Star from "Paint my Bike"
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:55 pm

I would reasonably assume that this is the Royal Star picked up at sparrows' fart from Winmalee, (ex gumtree), about 10 days ago. Paid sixty dineros, AFAIK.
Doesn't take some people very long, does it? :roll: Guess I'll put on watch and see how much is profited on it. Yes, I was ready to go and get it. no, was not intending to on-sell in 10 days. But that's the game, I guess.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:37 pm

yeah good value 60 quid...


check this out... even worse...
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sydney-c ... 1015081799
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:41 pm

Re ldrcycles » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:41 am
=>> I'll let you "Discover the difference" and "Ride it your way"…but its no Univega Superstrada

Re morini » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:14 am
=>> I'll assume the frame is MnMo (555 T). Raleigh USA, calling their Asian tubesets "Raleigh 555T"….Does the sticker look like an attempt at a Reynolds Clone?

Maybe I was a bit harsh…I'll upgrade them to Frank Berto's definition of a "Standard Bike".

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

Postby Dan » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:54 pm

Late night email to seller :/

Dear blacktowncentral,

Hi, is this the bates that was on gumtree last week? Surprised to see such a collectable bicycle up for sale again so quickly.

...and the response this morning...

Hi there yes it is! I had no idea what it was until i picked it up. 58cm centre of crank to top of seat pole insert. Top tube 57 cm centre to centre it would suit a rider between 5 10 to 6 2 hope that helps cheers.

- blacktowncentral

I had no idea what it was until i picked it up. o_O
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:21 am

Dan wrote:Late night email to seller :/

I had no idea what it was until i picked it up. o_O


... yeah, butter wouldn't melt in... Confirmed though. Maybe the provenance was dodgy in the 1st place. :hushmymouth:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby tripstobaltimore » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:45 am

While it sucks a bit, he hasn't really done anything wrong. If the original sellers old it for less than its worth, there's no reason this guy can't come along and sell it for more....
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Postby Dan » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:49 am

It's the vibe, man!

In other news - Vitus at a nice price
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Postby frailer5 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:06 pm

tripstobaltimore wrote:While it sucks a bit, he hasn't really done anything wrong. If the original sellers old it for less than its worth, there's no reason this guy can't come along and sell it for more....


Understood... of course. Just a comment on a bottom-feeder, is all. Venting a little helped. :lol: We may yet find Mr. Ob**d has done nothing wrong, technically. (just being silly here...)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:23 pm

"This vintage bike is in good condition for its age.

It does have some rust as you can see from the photos but I think this adds to the bike."

No it isn't, and no it doesn't. IMO.



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Postby find_bruce » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:34 pm

ldrcycles wrote:"This vintage bike is in good condition for its age.

It does have some rust as you can see from the photos but I think this adds to the bike."

No it isn't, and no it doesn't. IMO.



http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Old-Vintage- ... 162wt_1051

I thought the location of the seller was a giveaway - deception bay :D
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Postby munga » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:39 pm

best car in d-bay? any commo that has tread for skids..
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Postby Typhoon Ken » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:36 pm

munga wrote:best car in d-bay? any commo that has tread for skids..

Or - any commo that has wheels on it and not up on blocks.
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Postby Dan » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:54 pm

Any commo that's not stolen.
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Postby Hamster » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:23 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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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:09 am


Uuurrrg, sticking a two stroke on a pushy is revolting enough at the best of times but when it's coupled with messy wiring you gotta wonder even more than usual about how damn unsafe it's gotta be.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:10 pm

Mulger bill wrote:

Uuurrrg, sticking a two stroke on a pushy is revolting enough at the best of times but when it's coupled with messy wiring you gotta wonder even more than usual about how damn unsafe it's gotta be.


Agreed - I've reported it to Ebay as being illegal. As an absolute minimum the seller should disclose that it's illegal to ride on public roads.

My person opinion is that it's a death-trap.
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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:57 pm

Too right, especially if one of those dangling wires came loose and got caught up in a wheel at 60kmh+ :roll: .

Disappointing that people are doing this to Presets when they are actually quite nice bikes.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:50 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Disappointing that people are doing this to Presets when they are actually quite nice bikes.

Regardless of niceness, they are low priced. Makes 'em the perfect base for an unscrupulous shonk who doesn't care if people get chopped to bits because of his desire to fill his pocket. Goodonyer for reporting it Hamster.

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Postby Ph billet » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:59 pm

Motorised push bike are my pet hate, they scream up behind on the M7 cycleway and pass very close.Seem to be used a lot by people who have lost their licence.
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Postby munga » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:26 pm

just coz they're missing some teeth, smoke durries, have mullets, wear singlets, footy shorts and thongs, and ride to the TAB on a weekday morning without a helmet, does not necessarily mean they've lost their licence.
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Postby Hamster » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:42 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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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:50 pm

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Postby morini » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:55 am

munga wrote:just coz they're missing some teeth, smoke durries, have mullets, wear singlets, footy shorts and thongs, and ride to the TAB on a weekday morning without a helmet, does not necessarily mean they've lost their licence.


and collect old car bodies, walk their greyhounds and live on the edge of town. Up here we call them "munsters".
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