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 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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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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Postby find_bruce » Thu May 16, 2013 6:50 pm

morini wrote:He didn't have much information about what he owned and kept prodding me with "what do you think that's worth" questions.

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

Just remember the mantra - it's worth "$50-$150" :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Thu May 16, 2013 6:58 pm

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


Take a few photos if you do spot anything interesting, for the interstate intrigued.
My dad's partner has a family property near Castlemaine with a few barns apparently 'full of bikes'. I think I'd prefer to hold onto the dream of what might be in there rather than go and have a look.

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

Postby jools » Thu May 16, 2013 8:13 pm

2 bikes in Kallangur one is a largish-looking shogun, possibly selectra.. going cheap (at the moment)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu May 16, 2013 9:08 pm

LugNut wrote:Hope:
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Finding a Rene Herse Tandem would certainly be the Barn find of the century in rural Vic. "I'll just take that piece of old junk off your hands for nothing...."

Sell it on ebay for $10000 :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Fri May 17, 2013 11:45 am

singlespeedscott wrote:
LugNut wrote:Hope:
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Finding a Rene Herse Tandem would certainly be the Barn find of the century in rural Vic. "I'll just take that piece of old junk off your hands for nothing...."

Sell it on ebay for $10000 :)


Hahaha, just imagine! And personally I think I'd rather hold onto it! :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Fri May 17, 2013 12:58 pm

Apollo Caves Beach

Apollo Central Coast

When I looked at the Cavwes Beach link here, gumtree suggested looking at the other, so I did. Look to me to be the same bike from two different locations (but the same fence) and two quite different prices. WT? :?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Fri May 17, 2013 1:52 pm

bychosis wrote:Apollo Caves Beach

Apollo Central Coast

When I looked at the Cavwes Beach link here, gumtree suggested looking at the other, so I did. Look to me to be the same bike from two different locations (but the same fence) and two quite different prices. WT? :?


Maybe the vendor knows that a photo of the non drive side won't command the same interest and thus it was priced accordingly.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Fri May 17, 2013 3:47 pm

i'm more interested in his whippersnappers for sale.
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Postby Kermit TF » Fri May 17, 2013 5:28 pm

I already have 6 apollos, otherwise Id be over this like a rash..
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Fri May 17, 2013 5:42 pm

I wonder if this started life as a Europa?

Gosford way - and might have a few decent parts on it.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271206861759 ... 1423.l2649
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Postby frailer5 » Fri May 17, 2013 9:53 pm

On Watch, and do-able from here (live at the start of the F3 freeway). Looks interesting, for sure.
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Postby QuangVuong » Fri May 17, 2013 10:25 pm

Is that DA Ax(7200) cranks and pedals? Not bad if its full DA.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Sat May 18, 2013 9:20 am

Ricardo tri. Melbourne 'burbs. Not bad if it doesn't go much past the starter.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sat May 18, 2013 9:57 am

frailer5 wrote:Ricardo tri. Melbourne 'burbs. Not bad if it doesn't go much past the starter.


tange 2 for those playing at home.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby TedDancin » Sat May 18, 2013 10:02 am

QuangVuong wrote:Is that DA Ax(7200) cranks and pedals? Not bad if its full DA.


Nah it looks like a mix of parts, Suntour Cyclone cranks, Shimano 600 SIS rear derailleur, can't make out the rest. Looks like a bitsa.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby akq » Sat May 18, 2013 11:00 am

This bike I listed didnt sell,if anyone is in Brisbane and wants it for free let me know in the next couple of days.POsted it here as this thread gets a lot of views http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321122215575 ... 1562.l2649
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Sat May 18, 2013 11:11 am

Hope somebody's got their eye on this one:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Old-CAMPAGNO ... 2a2cc6a753
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat May 18, 2013 1:04 pm

barefoot wrote:Hope somebody's got their eye on this one:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Old-CAMPAGNO ... 2a2cc6a753


Looks like getting the seatpost out could be a barrel of laughs...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Sat May 18, 2013 4:25 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
barefoot wrote:Hope somebody's got their eye on this one:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Old-CAMPAGNO ... 2a2cc6a753


Looks like getting the seatpost out could be a barrel of laughs...


There are ways...

But one would hope that needing to use such ways would have a significant impact on the price one would have to pay for the frame.

I'd be somewhat interested in it for the current price... but there might still be some bids left to come, which would really start to test the value equation... for an unknown frame with stuck seatpost (in about my size...dammit!)

How about this for a cheap CX conversion:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Shogun-Metro ... 337c829fa5

???

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

Postby morini » Sat May 18, 2013 11:03 pm

This bloke assures me it's real. I'm not convinced.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... TQ:AU:1123
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