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 familyguy » Wed May 15, 2013 1:57 pm

Someone get onto this...to prevent me from doing so:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/balgowla ... 019505358#

Not far from me, can arrange a pickup if required.

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

Postby pentlandexile » Wed May 15, 2013 4:27 pm

Old Centurion MTB. Looks in good nick.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cabooltu ... 1019572963

Seller also has a nice looking Superlite, both suitable for the taller gentleman.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Wed May 15, 2013 4:31 pm

familyguy wrote:Someone get onto this...to prevent me from doing so:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/balgowla ... 019505358#

Not far from me, can arrange a pickup if required.

Jim


Damn you, it's my size. Feel like buying me a late birthday present Jim?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Wed May 15, 2013 4:41 pm

You might've already missed it...just sayin'. Not me. Stay tuned.

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

Postby ldrcycles » Wed May 15, 2013 5:52 pm

sunho wrote:that's GOLD!



Wow. When they say 'full' respray they aren't kidding huh :shock: .


Rob74 wrote:Tange 2 lawrencia


That looks well overpriced IMO, I had a similar looking frame but fully restored and it sold for quite a bit less.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed May 15, 2013 6:12 pm

ldrcycles wrote:

Rob74 wrote:Tange 2 lawrencia


That looks well overpriced IMO, I had a similar looking frame but fully restored and it sold for quite a bit less.


Maybe you just sold yours for too little ;)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed May 15, 2013 6:28 pm

Nah it was a fair price I reckon, and she went to a good home which is always nice.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed May 15, 2013 6:49 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Nah it was a fair price I reckon, and she went to a good home which is always nice.


the wabbit if I recall correctly?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed May 15, 2013 7:03 pm

Nope, similar but shorter ears :) .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Wed May 15, 2013 7:13 pm

familyguy wrote:Someone get onto this...to prevent me from doing so:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/balgowla ... 019505358#

Not far from me, can arrange a pickup if required.

Jim


Whats the story on this giessauf ? Where did it originate ? .....never heard of it :?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Wed May 15, 2013 7:15 pm

Kermit TF wrote:
familyguy wrote:Someone get onto this...to prevent me from doing so:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/balgowla ... 019505358#

Not far from me, can arrange a pickup if required.

Jim


Whats the story on this giessauf ? Where did it originate ? .....never heard of it :?


charlie giessauf. google. results. 8)
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 LugNut » Wed May 15, 2013 7:56 pm

pentlandexile wrote:Old Centurion MTB. Looks in good nick.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cabooltu ... 1019572963

Seller also has a nice looking Superlite, both suitable for the taller gentleman.


ooOOh, I am such a sucker for a big ol' mountain bike. A Centurion nonetheless - in Bianchi Celeste! 8) One of the rims is unoriginal, im'a guess front, and curious lack of top tube cable braze ons, but it looks very pretty. $65 too...just to rub salt on the wound. I request that the new owner dirt drop it for me :wink:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed May 15, 2013 8:04 pm

I'm tempted you know.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Wed May 15, 2013 8:41 pm

munga wrote:
Kermit TF wrote:
familyguy wrote:Someone get onto this...to prevent me from doing so:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/balgowla ... 019505358#

Not far from me, can arrange a pickup if required.

Jim


Whats the story on this giessauf ? Where did it originate ? .....never heard of it :?


charlie giessauf. google. results. 8)


That's the dad, right? Peter is the son who owns/owned a bike shop (much like the Bundy's in Sydney). I think they were an Adelaide mob.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed May 15, 2013 8:44 pm

LugNut wrote:
pentlandexile wrote:Old Centurion MTB. Looks in good nick.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cabooltu ... 1019572963

Seller also has a nice looking Superlite, both suitable for the taller gentleman.


ooOOh, I am such a sucker for a big ol' mountain bike. A Centurion nonetheless - in Bianchi Celeste! 8) One of the rims is unoriginal, im'a guess front, and curious lack of top tube cable braze ons, but it looks very pretty. $65 too...just to rub salt on the wound. I request that the new owner dirt drop it for me :wink:

Me too, so I checked it out, the seller is just down the road.

I wouldn't get excited. Pretty basic with some mismatched parts. Pressed steel fork ends. No derailleur hanger. Pressed steel hub barrels. Rust has been touched up with paint. Th rear end is out of alignment.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Wed May 15, 2013 9:18 pm

That's a shame. Win some, lose some :)
Now that you mention it, the model of the derailleur does look more like 'Shimano SIS' than 'Deore DX' as I had originally hoped. Obviously I was wearing my rose tinted glasses :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Sd » Wed May 15, 2013 10:26 pm



Pity that lawrencia is too big and has anyone inquired about the paconi? I'm sorta interested but sorta not...

I went and checked out the Kens Double Double. I think he'll take less than eight but was reluctant to split and I didn't want both.

This Nishiki popped up today too
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Postby QuangVuong » Wed May 15, 2013 10:39 pm

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

Postby LugNut » Wed May 15, 2013 11:02 pm

Sd wrote:Pity that lawrencia is too big and has anyone inquired about the paconi? I'm sorta interested but sorta not...

I went and checked out the Kens Double Double. I think he'll take less than eight but was reluctant to split and I didn't want both.

This Nishiki popped up today too


That Nishiki has been rolling around Gumtree for a few weeks, overpriced IMO, considering it has been 'gutted'.
*edit* double checked and it's had a modest price drop, for a nice Champion #2 frame, that's an okay price. (for Melbourne anyway - take the price for anywhere else in Australia, double it, and you've still got a good deal :roll: )
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Wed May 15, 2013 11:26 pm

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/abbotsfo ... /201791592

I appreciate his enthusiasm for recycling.

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This is lovely, what a great mix of parts. Looks to have had a prang at some point.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Thu May 16, 2013 11:07 am

Anyone know of these bikes? Good stuff in among them, but he has a very gradual customer engagement model.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/boondall ... 1018257176
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Thu May 16, 2013 11:16 am

Raleigh tourer in there.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Thu May 16, 2013 1:10 pm

The Raleigh looks to be in fine condition
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Thu May 16, 2013 3:55 pm

Had a chat to him a month or so ago after spotting the same ad. He didn't have much information about what he owned and kept prodding me with "what do you think that's worth" questions. Seemed like a nice enough guy but he's no rider, just seems to own a shed full of bikes. I did get the impression that nothing was going to be cheap. Someone in Brissy needs to go around and investigate.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Thu May 16, 2013 6:20 pm

I'm considering heading that way on Saturday, more out of intrigue than anything else.
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